Freddie Mercury - Montreux The Statue
Release date: 11 November, 2013
Born Farrokh Bulsara on the East African island of Zanzibar, Freddie Mercury became one of the world’s greatest rock music performers. His career as lead singer of the band Queen spanned twenty years and together they sold over 150 million albums worldwide. Innovator, showman, musician extraordinaire, he left a compelling legacy and had an enormous influence on the next generation of rock performers.
Queen acquired the Montreux lakeside Mountain Recording Studios in 1978 and Freddie’s strong links with the town continued until his death. He appreciated the kindness and discretion of the townspeople and Montreux became a haven for him, his second home and the setting for his final work.
A large bronze statue, standing 3 meters high, facing the lake, was unveiled five years after Freddie's death by Montserrat Caballé and Freddie’s mother Jer. It was sculptured by Irena Sedlecka, the famous Czech artist now living in London.
This highly collectable model is a 1/14th scale faithful reproduction of the original statue of Montreux. Made from epoxy resin and measuring 21cm high the statue comes in a bespoke gift box and is accompanied by it's own Certificate Of Origin.
Exclusively available from the Queen Online Store and the "Bazar Suisse" store in Montreux.
All net proceeds from the sale of this merchandise will be donated to The Mercury Phoenix Trust - Fighting Aids Worldwide.