Drinks throughout art history

10. Château Mouton-Rothschild bottles

Mouton

The labels from 1945 to 2004

On the flip side, art on wine. Each year since 1945 Baron Philippe de Rothschild, an art aficionado, organised a famous contemporary artist to design the label for each vintage.

The popularity of the label images results in auction prices for the bottles with more collectible labels being out of sync with prices of the other first growths of the same year. Notably Salvador Dali designed the 1959 label, Marc Chagall the 1970 and Pablo Picasso the 1973.

Other contributors include the Prince of Wales; John Huston; Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

The most recent label added to the collection is the work of American neo-pop artist Jeff Koons (below).

Etiquette MR 2010 specimen copy

One Response to “Drinks throughout art history”

  1. john szabo says:

    See Jean François de Troy’s 1735 paiting Le Déjeuner d’Huîtres, a serious oyster and champagne party. This could well be the first paiting that depicts champagne as we know it today – sparkling. Look closely at the four aristocrats looking up at the popped champagne cork in the middle of the painting.

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