Algo màs que Barricas!
A common thread that links wine to the cinema: Spanish graphic duo Laovejabala exhibit ten wooden wine barrels decorated with images borrowed from the world of celluloid
Ten large wooden wine barrels decorated with the pictures of legendary stars of the screen. The Laovejabala project, linking the world of cinema to wine, is promoted by Spanish graphic duo Enrique Martin and Raùl San Cristòbal, the former a graphic designer and the latter an interior designer. Natives of La Rioja, the two artists wished to pay tribute to Naples by exhibiting several pieces from their ‘Film Barrels Collections’. The unusual choice of location makes this exhibition even more interesting. The ten wine barrels are, in fact, on exhibit in the hall of the Reinaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo. Guests attending the event at the hotel will be met by images of Malcom X, Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Lee, Al Pacino, Philippe Noiret and Arnold Schwarzenegger whose faces grace the surfaces of the massive wood and steel wine barrels displayed in the foyer. An exhibition open to the public with the idea that a hotel should not only represent an exclusive space for those staying there but should also serve as a sort of museum space for the city at large. The artists also paid tribute to Naples by including a barrel showing Sophia Loren embracing Marcello Mastroianni in their collection. An unforgettable movie scene that is particularly dear to the hearts of the Neapolitan people. “The collection stems from an idea of two worlds that are closely related to our culture, namely wine and cinema, and barrels provide the ideal media to achieve this. It is our small tribute to the world of celluloid. We have attempted to cover all genres and