Mozart doorsill in ORF III

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF 3 showed on march 3rd 2020 the artist Christoph W. Band interviewed by Karl Hohenlohe in Dorotheum Auctionhouse Vienna, „Was schätzen Sie ?“.  The video you can find here:


Provenance of Mozart’s doorsill:

From Mozart`s most exclusive apartment „Mozarthaus Vienna“, Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna / Austria, where he lived from 1784-1787. Between 2004 and 2006, during the renovation of the Mozarthaus Vienna in preparation for the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birthday, the doorsill was removed due to fire law regulations.

Authenticity: Confirmed by Mag. Paulus Hagenauer. (documentation available upon request to Christoph Band)

The University of Bodenkultur confirmed the material oak and originates from 1614. (documentation available upon request to Christoph Band)

Wooden doorsill: Measurement: 126cm x 27cm x 16cm

The doorsill was displayed as art installation by Christoph Band in MUTH (the concert hall of the viennese boys chorus).

Locations where Mozart Doorsill 358 was exhibited.

The unique peace of wood of Mozarts most exclusive apartment in Vienna was displayed in different prominent locations. the art installation varies from location to location. I call it living art installation. In the first location it was displayed during chamber concerts in the living room of Christoph Ehrenfellner ,who is for me a genius , austrian composer ,conductor and musician. In his place the doorsill was connected to 2 different mozart fineartprints. Later in MuTh it was connected to Benjamin Franklin ,Lorenzo Da Ponte and Mozart.

Locations: Kultursalon Wasserzeile Klosterneuburg, Raiffeisenhall Klosterneuburg, Palais Palffy Vienna, Mozarteum Salzburg, Mozarthouse Vienna, Nagarro Art Forum, MuTh – the Vienna Boys  Choir`s Concert Hall…….