Location: Dubai, UAE
Artist Debbie Wingham says this the world’s most expensive picture frame
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST BEHIND THE DIAMOND FRAME, KNOWN AS THE 'WORLD MOST EXPENSIVE' ARTIST, DEBBIE WINGHAM, SAYING:"You're looking at my latest world most expensive. I'm world renowned for creating diamond art, but this is the first of its kind because I only just recently got into painting."
Adorned with more than 10,000 diamonds
and worth more than $2 million
Wingham crafted the diamond-encrusted circular frame in the image of a clock face
to complement a painting of Dubai skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa
(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST BEHIND THE DIAMOND FRAME, KNOWN AS THE 'WORLD MOST EXPENSIVE' ARTIST, DEBBIE WINGHAM, SAYING: (SOUNDBITE CONTINUES OVER WINGHAM GESTURING AT THE DIAMOND FRAME)"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."