Andy Warhol, ‘Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Premier Cru Classe en 1975 ’, 1975, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Andy Warhol, ‘Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Premier Cru Classe en 1975 ’, 1975, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Andy Warhol, ‘Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Premier Cru Classe en 1975 ’, 1975, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Note 1: For the 1975 label Warhol, working from photographs as usual, made images of Baron Phillippe de Rothschild in different juxtaposed positions.
Note 2: 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. Amongst the more famous “labels” and posters were:
1955 : George Braque
195 6 : Salvador Dali
1967: Cesar
1970 : Marc Chagall
1972 : Serge Polliakoff
1974 : Robert Motherwell
1980 : Arman
1990 : Frances Bacon
1995 : Antoni Tapies
1948 : Marie Laurencin
1964 : Henry Moore
1969 : Joan Miro
1971 : Kandinski
1973 : Pablo Picasso
1975: Andy Warhol
1985: Paul Delvaux
1988 : Keith Haring
1989: Georg Baselitz
1994 : Karrel Appel
1995: Antoni Tapies
1998: Rufino Tamayo
2004 HRH The Prince of Wales
2006: Lucien Freud
2009: Anish Kapoor
2010: Jeff Koons
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.

Signature: printed signature

Publisher: Waddesdon Wine Ltd

Mouton Rothschild, “Paintings for the Labels”, Published by Sotheby's 2007. The book was published when the exhibition was hosted by Sotheby's in New York City. See page 131 which illustrates this label.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York