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Wendell Castle (1932-2018), Study for Steinway & Sons 500,000th Special Edition Piano, 1987; graphite and ink on paper, 14 x 17 inches; The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Craft Art, 1994

Wendell Castle (1932-2018), Study for Steinway & Sons 500,000th Special Edition Piano, 1987; graphite and ink on paper, 14 x 17 inches; The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Craft Art, 1994

Created in 1987, Steinway Piano number #500,000, custom art case by Wendell Castle, was presented in a gala concert at Carnegie Hall on the second of June 1988, celebrating Steinway’s 135th anniversary. The piano is decorated with signatures of the living Steinway Artists, executed in exotic wood veneers.