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Ruinart: The Art of ChampagneThe Maison Ruinart, the oldest and most celebrated champagne house in France, has always been a patron of the arts. The company’s artistic collaborations have included works by artist Maarten Baas, who created ‘Bouquet de Champagne’ a light sculpture for a gala table for Dom Ruinart back in 2008. Scottish visual artist, sculpted a white adornment to shroud Ruinart’s iconic bottles of Blanc de Blances. These artistic collaborations date back to 1896, when the house commissioned the Czech artist, Alfons Mucha, to design the company’s advertising posters.
Works created by Ruinart’s ever growing list of sponsored artists are now seen at some of the world’s most esteemed international art fairs, such as Art Basel Miami and Frieze Art Fair in New York. This year, the Maison enlisted Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa, known for his silhouette sculptures of human bodies seated or kneeling. His allegorical form for this work is an evocation of the house’s enduring spirit and the depiction of the man who started the champagne empire, dom Thierry Ruinart. The commissioned work will travel around the world before coming home to Maison Ruinart. Each artist is tasked with celebrating through their mediums the high standards, quality and artistic achievements that Maison Ruinart tries to capture in each bottle of champagne it create.