Photos & Video courtesy of Dom Pérignon
Last Wednesday, I was invited to the press launch of A Tribute to Andy Warhol by Dom Pérignon at The Cupola Penthouse. Not only are the limited edition bottles stunning, the story behind it was even better. In an excerpt from Warhol’s diary on March 8th, 1981: “Went to the gallery where they were having a little exhibition of the glittery Shoes, and had to do interviews and pics for the German newspaper and then we had to go back to the hotel and be picked up by the “2,000” people – it’s a club of twenty guys who got together and they’re going to buy 2,000 bottles of Dom Pérignon which they will put in a sealed room until the year 2,000 and then open it up and drink it and so the running joke is who will be around and who won’t…” I can’t help but wonder what happened to the 2,000 bottles of Dom, I wonder…
Inspired by Warhol’s unconventional representation of icons, and the playful use of codes and colour in his work, Dom Pérignon commissioned the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design to reinterpret its timeless bottle. The result is a unique collection of three bottles, each with its distinct label in red, blue or yellow, paying homage to Warhol’s iconic colour games. The collection will be vintage 2002 Dom Pérignon champagne.
These limited edition bottles will be available to the public starting October 15th for $150 each and can be found at fine wine purveyors nationwide. Get your bottles, they’re definitely a collector’s item! I can definitely display a set of these at my office!
Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy S (courtesy of Samsung), love the champagne cups…wonder if they’ll come with a bottle!
Photo taken with Samsung Galaxy S, the penthouse was too nice not to be shot in! Noticed the vintage look to the picture? Used the vintage option to go with the mood haha…