If you like collecting special limited edition bottles of alcohol done in collaboration with artists, then we’re the same kind of weird and this week’s Fire Finds is perfect for you. One of the premier contemporary artists of our time, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is known globally for her beautiful Infinity Room installations, flower sculptures, pumpkins, and polka dot artwork.
Embracing counter-culture during the ‘60s and using art as a way to escape, embrace and educate others on her own mental illness, Kusama’s position as a strong woman has caught the attention of LVMH brand Veuve Clicquot. Madame Clicquot herself was a powerful entrepreneur that brought prestige to the brand in the 1800’s and the brand’s La Grande Dame “The Great Lady” bottle celebrates her legacy. Therefore, it’s a perfect fit for Kusama to collaborate on a limited edition of La Grande Dame 2012.
Officially releasing in October, the bottle is already available for pre-order at a price of $195. A beautifully designed black box with a flower artwork and orange polka dots conceals the black bottle which is covered in the same dots – meant to symbolize champagne bubbles. Super fans can also purchase the sculpture version of the flower on the box for $36,000 alongside a magnum bottle by emailing email@example.com.
This bottle is a work of art whether you choose to drink it or not and would make for a unique and great holiday gift. We can’t wait to get our hands on a bottle (a normal sized one, cause I can’t afford the magnum haha).
Photos via Veuve Clicquot/LVMH