Published: February 24, 2016
LONDON — The piano that Sting worked on for a decade, including three albums – The Labyrinth, If on a Winter’s Night and The Last Ship— brought $162,634 on February 24, more than triple its high presale estimate at Christie’s sale Queen Anne’s Gate: Works from the Art Collection of Sting & Trudie Styler.
Sting’s Steinway grand piano occupied pride of place in the music room at Queen Anne’s Gate. Sting worked extensively with this piano for a decade, specifically on three abovementioned albums.
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, ebonized and subsequently purchased by Sting and Trudie Styler in 2002.
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