Each year, Maison Ruinart gives an artist carte blanche. This year the honour came to Spanish artist Jaume Plensa who created a sculpture for the French Champagne house. Jaume Plensa is today known and recognised for his silhouettes of human bodies seated or kneeling who seem to scrutinise the horizon in a meditative manner, like the contemporary thinkers.
Plensa’s sculpture is made up of universal language elements: signs, letters originating from eight different alphabets – Latin, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Hindi. Through the hand of Jaume Plensa, the multilingual works of dom Thierry Ruinart have been deconstructed into words and then into letters and numbers, similar to minuscule cells, all different from one another, constituting a complex entity.
There are 20 signed copies of the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs box, calligraphed “Jaume Plensa for Ruinart” available.