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Thiénot Speedy Graphito
We are really excited to announce that Champagne Thiénot and renowned International Street Artist, Speedy Graphito have teamed up together and designed a limited edition magnum.
Champagne Thiénot unveils a Limited Edition of its Thiénot Brut in magnums, with a Thiénot magnum designed by Speedy Graphito. In the wake of an encounter between Speedy Graphito and Garance Thiénot, the Street Artist decided to revisit the Thiénot Brut magnum to make it once again the medium for creation, a single work of art signed by Speedy Graphito. It will be available exclusively for the end-of-year festivities.
Garance Thiénot, who runs Maison Thiénot with her brother Stanislas, was brought up in a strong artistic tradition and so developed an intense interest in street art. This urban art movement took root in France in the 1980s and was growing just as Champagne Thiénot, created in 1985, began its expansion.
For several years now Garance has followed the career and the creations of Speedy Graphito, one of France’s pioneers of urban art.
OLIVIER RIZZO, alias SPEEDY GRAPHITO, is one of the best known artists on the international scene. He has sought to forge a forgetful, lively and playful style. He borrows from the symbols and codes of pop culture but also those found in classical culture and antiquity. It’s a style free of dictates and always in the spirit of the times. Speedy Graphito will accept no limitations on his creativity thereby keeping it vivacious and faithful to his sensitivities as an artist. His works are both a reflection of society, a burst of energy and a perpetual quest.
From their first encounter, Garance Thiénot Speedy knew it was the artistic match made to be. The idea of the artist and the champagne master working together was born. Speedy’s contemporary, urban painting would partner with Champagne Thiénot. It was a modern and daring concept.
A work of Art
Champagne Thiénot has determined to bring together champagne, the fruit of a long tradition and French art de vivre, and street art, a contemporary artistic movement. That is the idea behind the limited edition. The choice of Thiénot echoes the very DNA of street art, a visual art that flourishes in public areas, which means for all to see. This is a champagne that likewise is accessible to the greatest number of champagne lovers and carries Thiénot’s unique signature.
Speedy Graphito has always surprised by imposing his art on the most unusual materials.
“My art is a living art, it is part of life. I like to incorporate in our daily lives as a reflection of a living culture in which everyone can find his story,” says the artist. “My meeting with the Thiénot family made me want a collaboration to express all the youth and dynamism of this company. I share this paradoxical philosophy of tradition and modernity. I created the opportunity for visually evoking celebration, lightness, sparkling life like bubbles fleeting thoughts in the colours of the Brand.”
Speedy Graphito grasps a Thiénot Brut Magnum and turns it into a unique work of art. He sublimates it into a modern day version of itself, thus redefining its appearance. He applies his own codes, such as emoticons, Looney Tunes and Lapinture, and adds them to those of Thiénot, such as red and gold colours and bubbles. In this playful splash of colours, symmetry and characters one rediscovers the value to be found in festivities, happiness and a work that is sparkling!