Hidden works

 

Wijnetiket (Wine label), 1996
offset on paper
9 x 8 cm, 2 parts
edition 120
commissioned by S. Sijthoff and M. Doorman

Note / The owners of the vineyard Le Pigeonnier in Domaine de Fondrèche, situated just to the east of Mont Ventoux, have a tradition of inviting artists to make a label for their modest annual vintage. Van Warmerdam designed a label in two parts, which are stuck onto the front and back of the bottle. The idea of the blurred text and a tottering blue doll was to create a feeling of being drunk just by reading the label.