Taittinger Collection Art Series

The limited edition bottlings that comprise the Taittinger Collection are one of wine and arts’ most coveted collaborations. Each one of the bottles would make a highly seductive addition to any collection, be it one of fine art or fine wine. According to Champagne expert Richard Juhlin, Taittinger (formerly Forneaux) “was among the first Champagne houses when founded in 1734” and the artist-designed Collection bottles have become a huge success.

 

The brainchild of Claude Taittinger, the Collection was conceived when he approached Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely in 1983 to commission a piece of original artwork for a small number of bottles from the 1978 vintage. The idea was an instant success, sparking a series of limited edition bottles - selected from only the finest vintages - that have featured work from some of the art world’s great names:

 

1978 Victor Vasarely, 1991 Arman, 1982 André-Aimé-René Masson (André Masson), 1983 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, 1985 Roy Lichtenstein, 1986 Hans Hartung, 1988 Toshimitsu Imai, 1990 Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (Corneille), 1992 Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (Matta), 1998 Zao Wou-Ki, 2000 Robert Rauschenberg, 2002 Amadou Sow and 2008 Sebastião Salgado.

 

Each new release sells rapidly, with some now near impossible to source even on the secondary market, as you will see from the availability below.

 

Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado provided artwork for the latest – the fourteenth edition in the series (please note there was no thirteenth, so there have only been thirteen releases to date). Salgado’s effort marks the first time the collection has used photography in its design. The implied athleticism of the leopard and Salgado being the first Brazilian artist to feature in the series seemed appropriately fitting considering it was released just a few weeks before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

 

Below, you will find all the current availability from the Taittinger Collection, which includes several bottles of the 1978 Vasarely. These stunning and highly-collectable wines, in their remarkable packaging, promise to be a jewel in any cellar and would make a fantastic gift for art and Champagne lovers alike.

Taittinger 2008 Collection Sebastiao Salgado Champagne

 

2008 Taittinger Collection Sebastiao Salgado Champagne 2008 Taittinger Collection Sebastiao Salgado Champagne
£1,928.00
£163.00
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2002 Taittinger Collection Sow Champagne 2002 Taittinger Collection Sow Champagne
£1,796.00
£152.00
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1992 Taittinger Collection Matta Champagne 1992 Taittinger Collection Matta Champagne
£177.00
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1986 Taittinger Collection Hartung Champagne 1986 Taittinger Collection Hartung Champagne
£190.00
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1985 Taittinger Collection Lichtenstein Champagne 1985 Taittinger Collection Lichtenstein Champagne
£2,463.00
£207.00
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1983 Taittinger Collection Viera da Silva Champagne 1983 Taittinger Collection Viera da Silva Champagne
£193.00
£193.00 Duty Paid
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1982 Taittinger Collection Masson Champagne 1982 Taittinger Collection Masson Champagne
£196.00
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1981 Taittinger Collection Arman Champagne 1981 Taittinger Collection Arman Champagne
£198.00
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1978 Taittinger Collection Vasarely Champagne 1978 Taittinger Collection Vasarely Champagne
£257.00
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