Golden Conchita – the ESC winner is the subject in Klimt-style
Conchita Wurst on the #lifeballmedal (https://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/kampagne/life-ball/medal)
The motto of the 2015 Life Ball is “Ver Sacrum – Santa Primavera – Sacre du Printemps” and will, for the 23rd time, bring international attention to the fight against HIV/AIDS. In glittering gold and inspired by Viennese Secessionists, this charity event is not only a sensual celebration of the joy of living, but also a call for greater acceptance.
Portrayed as Golden Adele, the famous portrait by art nouveau artist Gustav Klimt, Conchita Wurst is glamorous as always – the perfect re-casting choice. The spirit of the Vienna Secession is visible on a small scale on the limited edition #lifeballmedal from the Austrian Mint.
Bearded ambassador for acceptance and diversity the in the meantime also called Conchita medal is designed in the style of the “Klimt and his Women” gold coin series: the portrait of a woman in the foreground is surrounded by typical art nouveau ornamentation. The gold-plated masterpiece, available at https://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/kampagne/life-ball/medal (https://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/kampagne/life-ball/medal) , is not just beautiful: a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the AIDS LIFE organisation.
Exceptional Austrians are gilded
With #theunstoppables, appearances at the Life Ball and Eurovision Song Contest and a newly published biography, Conchita Wurst is one of Austria”s most visible personalities. While Conchita was considered an icon even before her “gilding”, entrepreneur”s wife Adele Bloch-Bauer – originally painted by Gustav Klimt – only achieved worldwide recognition through her portrait.Both are available from the Austrian Mint / Münze Österreich for collectors, Conchita fans and Life Ball enthusiasts: Conchita Wurst on the gold-plated Life Ball medal and Adele Bloch-Bauer as a valuable EUR 50 gold coin.
In the coin mint institution of the Republic of Austria famous investment- and collector coins made of gold and silver like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
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