It’s not the picture frame but what it holds that truly counts. However, in this case, it may be quite the opposite. We’re talking about Artist Debbie Wingham’s latest creation – an exquisite artwork which she touts as the most expensive picture frame in the world. Yes, that’s right!
Artist Debbie Wingham says she has created the world's most expensive picture frame, encrusted with thousands of diamonds and holding a painting of Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper pic.twitter.com/BVSBdwFHZJ
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Worth over $2 million, it comes adorned with more than 10,000 diamonds on a circular frame in the image of a clock face. It further features a painting of Dubai’s iconic skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, and makes for quite a luxurious piece.
Commenting on it, the artist in a video said, “This is super sparkly, but that’s what you would expect from the world’s most expensive, but it’s balanced with the reclaimed metal, which I think, the contrast of the old and new also inkeeps with the visual aesthetic which of course is time, you know the whole design of this is like the skeleton of a clock.”
“By that, I mean, you know, the roman numerals, it’s the structure, but I wanted to cut it away so that you could see the spectacular building which really represents present-day Dubai,” she further added. And it isn’t just photo frames that Wingham takes an interest in.
In 2018, the artist unveiled Million Dollar wedding cake worth a whopping $1 million. Similarly, she also unveiled an abaya in 2013, which came embedded with over 200,000 hand stitches in 14-carat white gold thread, priced at $345,428. Well, talk about a penchant for all things expensive!