Nigel Cox photographs Steinway’s collaboration with artist Mark Bradford

As part of a new visual arts initiative culminating in an auction on May 11 at Christie’s, Steinway & Sons commissioned visual artist Mark Bradford to create an original work using a Steinway Spirio as the medium. And the famed piano company commissioned Nigel Cox to photograph the resulting work, a dazzling transformation created with paper and bleach that Bradford titled Apollo.

“Bradford’s Steinway Model M…recalls his time spent working at his mother’s salon as a hairdresser,” Steinway & Sons explain in a statement at their website. Read more about the collaboration, which also features an original musical composition by Robert Glasper called “Still Shining,” here.



“Apollo,” by Mark Bradford. Photo by Nigel Cox for Steinway.


Photo by Nigel Cox for Steinway.


Photo by Nigel Cox for Steinway.

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