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The 2006 wine label designed by British artist Lucian Freud. (Chateau Mouton Rothschild/Associated Press)

The 2006 wine label designed by British artist Lucian Freud. (Chateau Mouton Rothschild/Associated Press)

Lucien Freud is joining the collection of artists who have designed labels for Mouton Rothschild. Here’s a full report from Canadian site <link> which tells readers in the Miami area that…

“A selection of the labels and the original artworks commissioned for them since 1945 are on display at the Miami Beach museum through March 8.”

You have two days to get there!

The report goes on…

“the chateau has commissioned work from a contemporary artist for each new vintage.

Many of the early labels were commissioned from Philippe’s artist friends. Later, luminaries such as Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky and Francis Bacon contributed paintings.

Freud’s label for the 2006 vintage — an image of a happy zebra head and a potted palm tree — playfully echoes similar elements from his 1944 painting The Painter’s Room.

Of course, the red-and-yellow zebra is happy. Freud, like all the artists before him, gets cases of “his” vintage of Mouton Rothschild in lieu of a fee.”

My previous post on this wonderful series of labels (and wines)<link>

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