Mouton Rothschild Unveils 2010 Label (by wine-searcher.com)

Posted: December 18, 2012 by wynmaker in Bordeaux, Cellars, Europe, France, Vintage, Wine, Wineries, World wine news
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Jeff Koons wields paint brush for château’s latest vintage.

Château Mouton Rothschild has revealed its label design for 2010, featuring an interpretation of the birth of Venus by American artist Jeff Koons.

The Pauillac first growth unveils a new label design every vintage with previous artists having included Lucian Freud (2006), Andy Warhol (1975) and Pablo Picasso (1973).

New York-based artist Koons, who is this year’s designer, made his name producing controversial sculptures that have been exhibited at the world’s top galleries, including the Guggenheim in Bilbao and London’s Tate Modern. His works include topiary puppies, giant inflatables and a steel bouquet of multi-colored tulips, which sold for $33.6m at auction in November.

For the Mouton design Koons takes his inspiration from a… read on

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