Do you remember the jewel-encrusted Kuhn-Bosendorfer grand piano we featured four years ago, with the speculation that it was the world’s most expensive?
This exclusive limited edition grand piano has now concluded a round of limited concerts and showings and is being put on the open market. That is, the open market for the kind of person who has just shy of a million dollars lying around.
Based on the Bosendorfer Model 225 grand piano, artist Jon Kuhn has added 200 crafted optical grade crystals into diamond patterns on the case, lid, fallboard and bench.
Originally valued at $1.2m, it has now been appraised at $800,000 and is being offered on a first-come-first-served basis. What a cool $400k saving, eh?
Says the press release: “Likely buyers include art collectors and the owners of multi-million dollar luxury homes in cities like Hollywood, California, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas and Miami, as well as world financial centers like Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Mumbai, Kuwait City, Riyadh and, of course, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Entertainers, musicians, sports celebrities, music lovers and billionaire art collectors, such as affluent Chinese collectors of contemporary art, as well as art collectors from Russia, Japan, India, Italy, the UK and elsewhere also are invited to consider purchase of this remarkable work of visual and musical art: for a very special birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift or to honor a friend; for a patron who wants to donate the piano; a luxury hotel or real estate developer who wants a strikingly visible artistic centerpiece for one of its properties; performers seeking a more dramatic stage presence, or the owners of luxury yachts who seek a one-of-a-kind work of art for their craft.”
So, not me then.