The auction has been closed.
As part of Toronto ramping up for the 2015 Pan Am Games they’ve participated in an international project call ‘Play Me, I’m Yours.’ The project involves putting pianos in public spaces, and has already been through 26 cities around the world. Each piano is painted by a local artist, and they’re all beautiful.
This piano is outside of Toronto’s Union Station, partly hidden by the hoarding around the building announcing renovations. The person sitting there was playing beautifully, the sun was setting, the light was gorgeous and I was entranced. Alas, all I had was my iPhone, but the Instagram shot was everything I could have hoped for. I might just turn it into a painting.