2014 Mouton: Baroness Philippine de Rothschild’s final label

Saturday December 10 2016 by Vitisphere

Painter David Hockney has used a combination of precision etching and seemingly naive artwork to produce the latest label for 84-hectare Pauillac first growth Château Mouton Rothschild. “Haloed by white lines, signifying emotion and wonder, two glasses, one full, the other empty, tell the story of feverish expectation and the constantly renewed miracle of the birth of a great wine”, said a statement by the chateau.

Educated in London and influenced by the American pop-art scene, the painter was a close friend of the late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who passed away in August 2014. His depiction is a tribute to the last vintage by the baroness; the following vintages will be produced by her son, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the new chairman of the board at the Baron Philippe de Rothschild group.

The château’s new management board is perpetuating a family tradition that began in 1945. Since then, each vintage has been illustrated with the work of a contemporary artist. Like his illustrious predecessors, David Hockney will be paid in cases of 2014 Château Mouton Rothschild.
 

[ Source: Vitisphere. Photo: BPR ]
 

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