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Artist of the year with Maison Ruinart
A silent witness, this important sculpture is anchored in the soil like the vine and in recognition of dom Thierry Ruinart’s Champagne roots. It is made up of universal language elements: signs, letters originating from eight different alphabets – Latin, Greek, Arabic (so close to the heart of dom Thierry Ruinart), but also Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Hindi.
Through the hand of Jaume Plensa, the multilingual works of dom Thierry Ruinart have been deconstructed into words and then into letters and numbers, similar to minuscule cells, all different from one another, constituting a complex entity.
Every alphabet is a representation of a culture
Jaume Plensa is today known and recognized for his silhouettes of human bodies seated or kneeling who seem to scrutinize the horizon in a meditative manner, like the contemporary thinkers.
He uses this allegorical form to evoke the spirit of Maison Ruinart and that of the person at its origin, dom Thierry Ruinart.
by Jaume Plensa
The Catalonian Jaume Plensa signs the new edition limited to 20 copies of the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs box, calligraphed “Jaume Plensa for Ruinart.”
Extend your experience through Jaume Plensa's vision of the box Ruinart.
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.