Salt Queen artist Bettina Werner lists NYC home for $ 2.4 million

Milan-born artist Bettina Werner, known as the Salt Queen for her work with colored salt crystals, has re-released her apartment in the financial district.

The home, at 15 Broad St. – known as Downtown by Philippe Starck – begs $ 2.39 million.

That’s lower than her first request for $ 3.39 million in 2017, but more than her last request for $ 1.89 million in March 2020, just before the lockdown closed the city.

The apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms is 1,809 square meters. It is on the 21st floor and has 11 foot ceilings, large windows, an open kitchen and a home office.

Werner’s art can be found at institutions including the New York City’s Whitney Museum, the Moscow Pushkin Museum, and the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum.

An artistic dining room inside the Broad Street apartment.

Sitting on the 21st floor and has 11 foot ceilings.


One bedroom in the home.

One of the two bedrooms inside the 1,809-square-foot Broad Street home.


But she also has her own non-profit foundation. In 2002, Werner created the Salt Queen Foundation, which helps artists working with unusual materials.

Founded in New York, the foundation also helps preserve and protect art created with Werner’s textured and colored salt technique, which she invented in the 1980s.

Werner bought the apartment for $ 1.59 million in 2006. The building, opposite the New York Stock Exchange, was originally the headquarters of JP Morgan. Building facilities include a gym with pool, yoga room, a half basketball court, bowling alley and changing rooms with sauna.

There is also a lounge, party room, screening room, children’s playroom and studio — along with a 5,000-square-foot landscaped roof with a reflective pool, fireplace, dining tables and lounge chairs.

Finally, residents have access to concierge, dry cleaning, laundry and housekeeping. The listing broker is William Monge of NY Living Solutions.

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