David Hockney - Dessin inedite de David Hockney - In Tribute to Philippe

£250.00

Lithograph in colours, 2014, on Arches paper, signed in the stone by the artist and by Phillipe de Rothschild. Around the image and text is an indented section made by a machine.

Note : To commemorate the Allied victory in 1945, Baron Phillipe de Rothschild had the idea of embellishing the Mouton Rothschild label with art. Each year a famous painter was asked to produce a design for a label and this custom lasted from 1945 until today. The label design was incorporated into a poster to advertise the wine and this is an example of one of these attractive and well made pieces - on quality thick paper. Amongst the more famous “labels” and posters were:

1947 :Jean Cocteau

1948 : Marie Laurencin

1955 : George Braque

195 6 : Salvador Dali

1964 : Henry Moore

1967: Cesar

1969 : Joan Miro

1970 : Marc Chagall

1971 : Kandinski

1972 : Serge Polliakoff

1973 : Pablo Picasso

1974 : Robert Motherwell

1975: Andy Warhol

1980 : Arman

1985: Paul Delvaux

1988 : Keith Haring

1989: Georg Baselitz

1990 : Frances Bacon

1994 : Karrel Appel

1995: Antoni Tapies

1998: Rufino Tamayo

2004 HRH The Prince of Wales

2006: Lucien Freud

2009: Anish Kapoor

2010: Jeff Koons

2014: David Hockney

Since 1946 only 4 vintages out of the 60 have departed from the tradition.

In 1981 Baroness Philippine de Rothschild collated all the original works which had been made by the world famous artists into individual framed exhibition cases and arranged a travelling exhibition of these: since that time the show has been to many famous museums throughout the world: It began in Canada, In Japan in 1982 and later the United States (21 Cities), England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong, China and Russia.

The commission for the illustration of the 2014 vintage was given to the English painter David Hockney, born in 1937. Influenced by Pop Art and a master of the most up-to-date techniques, from acrylics to the iPad, he nevertheless falls within the figurative tradition, especially portraiture, painting people and objects in bright, contrasting colours.

David Hockney was a personal friend of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who died in 2014 and to whom his drawing pays tribute. Haloed by vibrant lines of force, signifying both emotion and wonder, two glasses, one empty, the other full, tell the story of feverish expectation and the constantly renewed miracle of the birth of

a great wine: Château Mouton Rothschild, of which Baroness Philippine was for so long the guiding spirit.

Edition: Size unknown

Literature: Mouton Rothschild, “Paintings for the Labels”, Published by Sotheby's 2007. The book was published when the exhibition of the original paintings for all the labels was hosted by Sotheby's in New York City. https://www.chateau-mouton-rothschild.com/label-art/discover-the-artwork/david-hockney

Size: 46 x 33 cm (paper)