Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Elite Wine Labels

The Telegraph has posted an online gallery of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild vintage wine labels by famous artists (title link). The firm's tradition of commissioning famous artists to design pictures for its labels began in 1923. This sketch of a naked young girl by Balthus for the 1993 vintage caused a storm of protest in the USA, and Ch√Ęteau Mouton-Rothschild withdrew all 30,000 bottles destined for the American market and replaced their labels with blanks where the controversial sketch had been. The Telegraph has no qualms about posting this label by Balthus. So Yanks can see it for the first time.

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