At this year's Art Basel, the world's oldest champagne house, Ruinart, will present two stunning works by artist Georgia Russell, previously featured here. The first piece, created for Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, is a gorgeous white, lattice-like ornament that reveals golden glints of the Chardonnay. The artist found inspiration for this during her visit to the champagne house's chalk cellars. To her, the breathtaking textured walls appeared like three-dimensional drawings. The hand cutouts in the ornament signify the play of light on the walls of the chalk cellar.
The second piece, called Le Grand Livre, pays tribute to the founding act of the House of Ruinart. Using the paper of old books, she carefully sculpted, with a scalpel, the fascinating, one-of-a-kind sculpture. The paper is a copy of the precious ledger of Ruinart that dates back to September 1729. On it are handwritten recordings by Nicolas Ruinart on the founding achievements of the house. A new timelepase has just been released that showcases Russell creating the grand masterpiece.
As any art lover knows, Art Basel is known as the world's premiere art show for modern and contemporary works. From June 19 to June 22, at the VIP Lounge in Basel, you can see the ornament and masterpiece created by the young Scottish artist for yourself. Since its establishment, Ruinart has been a patron of contemporary art and design, and this latest collaboration with artist Georgia Russell further proves their commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.
Discover more about Georgia Russell and her interpretations of Ruinart's Blanc de Blancs on Ruinart's website. You can also follow Ruinart on Facebook or YouTube and you can join conversations on wines with Ruinart's cellar master on Twitter