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    STING’S STEINWAY SELLS FOR £116,500 AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
    A GERMAN EBONISED ‘MODEL B’ GRAND PIANO STEINWAY & SONS (EST. 1853), HAMBURG, 1909, RESTORED IN 2002. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2013.

    A GERMAN EBONISED ‘MODEL B’ GRAND PIANO
    STEINWAY & SONS (EST. 1853), HAMBURG, 1909, RESTORED IN 2002. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016.

    Sting’s Steinway Grand Piano sold for £116,500 at Christie’s sale in London today. The piano on which Sting worked on for a decade aroused international interest.  It was sold in the Queen Anne’s Gate: Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler sale at which it had been estimated at £30,000-50,000.

    Sting’s Steinway grand piano occupied pride of place in the music room at Queen Anne’s Gate. He worked extensively with this piano specifically on three albums: Songs from the LabyrinthIf on a Winter’s Night…, and The Last Ship. The world renowned Steinway & Sons was established in New York, and this model B-137185 grand piano was registered and produced by Steinway Hamburg in 1909. The piano was restored, ebonised and subsequently purchased by Sting & Trudie Styler in 2002.  The sale realized £3,006,812.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 28, 2015)

    THE COLLECTION OF STING AND TRUDIE STYLER

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

    Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler will be offered at auction at Christie’s in London next February 24. Formed over the past 20 years and housed in their former family home at Queen Anne’s Gate, London the collection captures the couple’s passion for art and design. Over 200 lots – from bold abstracts by Ben Nicholson and Alan Reynolds and striking Mapplethorpe photographs and sophisticated 20th century furniture and lighting – will come under the hammer.  Estimates range from £1,000 to £500,000.

    Andy Waters, Senior Director, Head of Private Collection Sales, Christie’s London said: Their home at Queen Anne’s Gate effortlessly combined luxury, rarity and colour – a skilful balance that created the ultimate London home. Each work of art was carefully chosen and the resulting collection is a testament to Sting and Trudie Styler’s informed eye for Art and Design. Alongside works by Matisse, Picasso, Mapplethorpe and Nicholson, the collection includes Sting’s Steinway piano, which occupied pride of place in the music room at Queen Anne’s Gate.”  UPDATE: THE SALE BROUGHT IN £3,006,812

    HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954) Jazz the complete set of 20 pochoirs in colors, 1947 (£250,000-350,000).

    HENRI MATISSE (1869-1954) Jazz the complete set of 20 pochoirs in colors, 1947 (£250,000-350,000).  UPDATE: THESE SOLD FOR £530,500

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le Corsage à Carreaux lithograph, 1949 (£30,000-50,000).

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Le Corsage à Carreaux
    lithograph, 1949 (£30,000-50,000).  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £45,000

    Ben Nicholson, O.M. (1894-1982) March 55 (amethyst) (£300,000-500,000)

    Ben Nicholson, O.M. (1894-1982) March 55 (amethyst) (£300,000-500,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE £1,022,500

    The Living Room.

    The Living Room.