Jennifer Aniston Spends Big Bucks On Painting

American actress, film director, and producer Jennifer Aniston was the winning buyer at Christie's glitzy 'Artists for Haiti' auction in NYC on Thursday - where beau Justin Theroux did the bidding on her behalf.

Actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux, 40, helped his love, 42, snag American artist Glenn Ligon's 'Stranger #44', an abstract 2011 work of oil, charcoal and graphite on canvas that seems to match his downtown hipster tastes.

At the auction, 'Stranger #44' 'pictured with artist Glenn Ligon and Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem' was estimated at $150,000 to $200,000.

But Jennifer Aniston helped shatter the record for sales of Ligon's work, spending a whopping $450,000 on the 72" by 60" painting, an Artists for Haiti rep confirms to Us.

'Jennifer Aniston, who was in the room, clapped enthusiastically after Justin Theroux's winning bid', reports

Benefiting health and education initiatives for Haiti, The 'Artists for Haiti' auction - artists donated their works for the cause - was co-organized by Ben Stiller, and raised $13,662,000.

After the auction, Ben Stiller, 40, and his wife Christine Taylor hung out with Theroux and Aniston for a late dinner at Il Cantinori. 'They seemed to be having a lot of fun with Ben and his wife, like old friends', a witness said. 'Ben paid for everyone', the witness adds.

Ben Stiller co-starred in Along Came Polly with Aniston and co-wrote Tropic Thunder with Justin Theroux.