Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wine Label Art

Wine is a peep-hole on a man.
~ Alcaeus

Chateau Mouton Rothschild has had artists' work on their labels since 1945, including such big names as Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring. I'm including four below -- two complete labels and two that just show the art.

The 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Label
by Bernard Séjourné

The 1980 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Label
by Hans Hartung

The 1998 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Label
by Rufino Tamayo

The 2002 Chateau Mouton Rothschild label
by Ilya Kabakov

The Logan Weemala Wine Collection, Australia

Vine Parma

The Art of the Wine Label by Jeff Caldewey and Chuck House
The Art and Design of Contemporary Wine Labels by Tanya Scholes
How To Use Wine Labels As Art
Wine Label Removal
Brooklyn Oenology features Brooklyn artists on their labels.

1 comment:

Hairpin Curve said...

Wonderful wine bottle labels...and what creativity!

Even a walk down the wine aisle at the grocery store can reveal some beautiful labels.

So I'm guessing In vino veritas can be a risky saying sometimes. ;-)