Span­ish spirit

Hong Kong Tatler - - News -

CHÂTEAU MOU­TON ROTH­SCHILD, THE FAMED FIRST-GROWTH BORDEAUX ES­TATE, HAS CHO­SEN A SPAN­ISH ARTIST FOR THE LA­BEL OF ITS SOON-TO-BE-RE­LEASED WINE, THE 2012. MIQUEL BARCELÓ WAS SE­LECTED BY THE OWNER OF MOU­TON, PHILIP­PINE DE ROTH­SCHILD, BE­FORE HER DEATH IN AU­GUST. THE LA­BEL IS A FIG­U­RA­TIVE PAINT­ING OF TWO RAMS BUTTING HEADS IN A FIELD. BARCELÓ FOL­LOWS OTHER SPAN­ISH ARTISTS CHO­SEN BY THE ES­TATE FOR ITS LA­BELS, SUCH AS SAL­VADOR DALÍ IN 1958, JOAN MIRÓ IN 1969, PABLO PI­CASSO IN 1973 AND AN­TONI TÀPIES IN 1995. FOL­LOW­ING THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER, JULIEN DE BEAU­MAR­CHAIS WILL BE OR­GAN­IS­ING THE AN­NUAL SE­LEC­TION OF ARTISTS FOR THE FIRST GROWTH’S LA­BELS. HE SPENT A NUM­BER OF YEARS IN THE FINE ART WORLD, FIRST AT THE PARIS BRANCH OF ARTEMIS FINE ARTS AS A RE­SEARCHER IN THE EARLY 2000S. IN 2004, DE BEAU­MAR­CHAIS CO-FOUNDED SALA­MAN­DER FINE ARTS (FO­CUSED ON OLD MAS­TER DRAW­INGS) BE­FORE STRIK­ING OUT ON HIS OWN AS A DEALER AND CON­SUL­TANT.

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