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Collection of Ruinart Portraits
Remaining true to this approach, Gideon Rubin has explored the great symbolic figures from the Ruinart world, from the founding fathers to the people who are now the embodiment of the Maison. The collection of anonymous photographs which are the normal structure for Rubin's work, gives way to a collection of portraits, paintings and photographs, dug out of the Ruinart archives.
By Gideon Rubin
Born in Tel Aviv in 1973, Gideon Rubin has pondered the question of representing the individual through portraits without a face, devoid of all facial expression. These anonymous, silent faces call out to the imagination and the memories of the spectator, who has just worked out the story behind the work from the clues left by the painter: a look, an attitude, clothing and so on.
This appreciation is concentrated on the technical processes and mediums chosen, giving free rein to the narrative interpretation of the public.
A Patron of Contemporary Art and Design
The House of Ruinart has enjoyed close and long-standing relations with the art and design world, starting in 1896 when André Ruinart commissioned the Czech artist, Alfons Mucha, to create an advertising poster. Since then, Ruinart maintains close links with contemporary art giving carte blanche to well-known artists and providing support for major art fairs throughout the world.