All I Want for Xmas is a $1.6M Concert

Private Kirov Orchestra show tops new Neiman Marcus gift catalogue
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2007 4:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A $1.6 million concert by the Kirov Orchestra is just one eye-popping highlight of Neiman Marcus' brand new Christmas catalogue, which is chock full of super-extravagant gifts most of us can only salivate over. The private concert for 500 includes a Steinway Concert Grand piano autographed by the musicians. If that's too-too for some, they can opt for the relative bargain $73,000 cell phone featuring white and pink diamonds set in gold.

Costing just a tad more is a robot built with the latest in artificial intelligence, which can be taught to recognize people and carry on conversations—for $75,000. The perfect His and Her gift? A $110,000 portrait painted in chocolate sauce by Vik Muniz.