Jean Cocteau ( 1889-1963 ) was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. He was a contemporary of Picasso and had working associations with many world famous artists and musicians like Igor Stravinsky and Erik Satie.
The Collector’s Grand is design for model size 200 and 214VC. It can be ordered in white polyester with chrome fittings and a silver colored frame and is limited to 12 pieces.
Cocteau was fascinated by the Orpheus legend. Orpheus was considered to be the greatest musician of all time. Apollo, god of music, gave him a lyre. We apply the original Orpheus image from Cocteau using the silk screen technique that Cocteau himself often used.
The Menton Music festival is the oldest and one of the most prestigious music festivals in Europe. Piano music is featured significantly at the festival with, both, outdoor concerts in the wonderful medieval town square, and indoor concerts inside the exciting ultra modern Museum Jean Cocteau that houses the Severin Wunderman collection. In recent years the Museum concerts have been performed on a Bösendorfer so it was a perfect fit to craft a Collector’s Bösendorfer “Cocteau” Grand.