Champagne and dots. The connection appears disparate at first, but it surely’s a connection Veuve Cliquot shortly realized once they introduced on artist Yayoi Kusama to design a brand new collector’s version bottle that includes the artist’s favourite topic, the dot, which she makes use of as a bridge to champagne’s most well-known high quality, the bubble.
Thought-about the world’s most well-known residing artist, Kusama is thought for (amongst many issues) dizzying use of dots in her colourful work, from plastering polka-dots on pumpkin sculptures to utilizing tiny lights as illustration of dots in her well-known Infinity Rooms, and it’s her dots that make it onto the label of the particular version bottle which was launched for pre-sale as we speak by means of Reserve Bar and priced at $136.
Kusama additionally designed the field by which the bottle comes and options the identical theme of dots as nicely one other hallmark of her work, a colourful flower. It’s all introduced along with the piéce de résistance, a much more restricted version flower sculpture by the artist known as My Coronary heart That Blooms within the Darkness of Night time designed as a case to carry a magnum of champagne, engulfing it throughout the twisting arms of the sculpture. The sculpture, restricted to solely 100 items, is priced at $36,000 and is barely obtainable upon request.
This newest version of Kusama x Veuve—the home’s first collaboration with the artist was again in 2006—is in celebration of the home’s newest classic, La Grand Dame 2012 which Veuve Cliquot’s Chef de Cave, Didier Mariotti, describes as one that’s each exact and delicate.
“It’s playful, full of life, laughing. This new classic presents a robust minerality carried by Pinot Noir balanced with the freshness of the mix. Its ageing potential is immense,” stated Mariotti.
Kusama is thought for her messages of cheer by means of evident not solely in her work but additionally by means of her uncommon direct messages to the general public, and this collaboration is not any completely different.
“Yayoi Kusama’s creative expression is each beneficiant and deeply optimistic. This resonates with Veuve Clicquot, a Home that has at all times sparkled with optimism and a hopeful sense of joie de vivre, and I consider these shared views are a compelling basis for our collaboration and are much more placing within the wake of the latest international disaster,” stated the corporate’s President and CEO, Jean-Marc Gallot.
Whereas the pre-sale for this particular bottle is occurring now, it is going to formally be on cabinets in October to align with the start of the vacation season.