by Daniel Arsham
The House has honoured its 200 years of tradition by creating the first
heritage champagne. Daniel Arsham has created a work in its image,
with a unique and symbolic gesture.
Legacy has been at the heart of Perrier-Jouët for 200 years. To celebrate this bicentenary, the House began a dialogue with time and created the first heritage champagne: a boxed set of two bottles of the prestigious Belle Epoque cuvée, one to be tasted immediately, the other to be preciously preserved in the cellars of the House, for a period of anything up to 100 years, awaiting its future owner. For this homage, Hervé Deschamps chose the Belle Époque 1998 cuvée, a wine for laying down
Perrier-Jouët selected Daniel Arsham to honour these two bottles of beauty and convey the values of the House. He created the Bi-Centenaire sculpted box set, working in his favourite medium: white resin. A material with all the purity of a crystalline world, fashioned with a unique technique, specially developed for the House.
He produced a diptych: two sculpted boxes that fit together, revealing glimpses of the bottles within.
On the immaculate white surface, the artist reinvented the anemone motif originally created by Emile Gallé for the Belle Époque bottle, with a series of poetic, graceful and futuristic movements, suggestive of time passing.
A diptych that separates out to reveal a pattern which unites the whole. Daniel Arsham is one of the most promising young American visual artists of his generation.
The artist, who has collaborated, amongst others, with Merce Cunningham, works with pure lines and draws inspiration from architecture and the world around him, associating and deconstructing the elements of nature in order to reveal their beauty.