You will find below the material available on the limited edition of Ruinart Second Skin cases by David Shrigley: press release and HD visuals.
This Christmas, Art lovers who are seeking both a sustainable and humorous gift will be able to purchase a limited-edition work - Ruinart labels by David Shrigley - available from Clos19 from 14th October and available to pre-order at an exclusive preview at Ruinart bar at FRIEZE London from 13 – 17 October 2021.
British Contemporary Artist David Shrigley has created two reinterpretations of the classic Ruinart label to feature on a limited edition of the new eco-designed second skin case of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Ruinart Rosé.
More than a gift and an ideal offering for art lovers this festive season, the limited edition expressions have been designed as part of his carte blanche for Maison Ruinart and are available only in the UK.
Both cuvée are 75cl and are available exclusively from Clos19 in October 2021 at RRP £76.
Each label on the Ruinart second skin case features statements that are characteristic of David Shrigley’s work.
Best known for his distinctive drawing style; Shrigley’s works make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions.
His quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and sound like snippets of over-heard conversations.
Selected from his wider collection of 42 ‘Unconventional Bubbles’ carte blanche artworks in which he uses humour to reveal the hidden side of champagne production, the savoir-faire, and Ruinart’s relationship with nature— aspects that marked the artist during his visits to Reims and the vineyards.
Travelling around the world, the carte blanche will be exhibeted in London during FRIEZE art fair (13-17 October 2021)
With Shrigley’s work being so attentive to the issues of our time and aligned with Ruinart’s own commitment to sustainability the labels will feature on the champagne houses’ environmentally conscious packaging innovation, Ruinart second skin.
Ruinart is the first champagne house to forgot the traditional single bottle gift box in favour of something more visionary.
With its revolutionary second skin case, the Maison proposes a 100% paper sheath moulded to the curves of its signature bottle — an elegant, functional and fully recy-clable alternative to the gift box.
This second skin has both purpose and beauty.
Composed of 100% paper, each case reduces its carbon footprint by 60% and requires 90% fewer resources to produce than its previous generation of gift boxes.
The elegant minimalist case features a silky yet textured surface that evokes the dramatic chalky nature of the champagne House’s UNESCO World Heritage wine cellars in Reims.
Every year, Maison Ruinart welcomes an internationally-celebrated contemporary artist in Reims to share his or her vision of the famous Maison, which will soon hit its tricentennial year. In 2021 British artist David Shrigley applies his unique take on Maison Ruinart across an ensemble of 36 drawings and acrylics.
David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style; his works make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions.
his quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and sound like snippets of over-heard conversations.
Reoccurring themes and thoughts pervade his storytelling: he captures child-like views of the world and deploys the compulsive habits of an eavesdropper shouting out loud.
While drawing is at the centre of his practice, the artist also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music.
Shrigley consistently seeks to widen his public by operating outside the gallery sphere, frequently participating in artist publications and collaborative music projects.