Artist Liu Bolin’s Disappearing Act at Maison Ruinart

A photo series of meticulous camouflage within the champagne house's property in Reims

Throughout his startling and political career, Chinese artist Liu Bolin‘s multi-step “Invisible Man” work has bound together location, precise calculation, and layer upon layer of paint—all for the sake of one masterful image. The process itself is an act of art but nothing compares to the completed project: ornate scenes where the artist himself disappears into the background. Each work questions the idea of visibility. …

Interview: Sculptor Jaume Plensa

The figurative innovator on inspiration, process, the speed of the industry and his collaboration with Ruinart champagne

Among the roster of international contemporary artists frequently positioning their art in public (and outdoor) settings, few bend the mind as much as Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. If his name isn’t immediately familiar, his work most certainly will be—from Chicago’s Crown Fountain to a pop-up installation in NYC’s Madison Square Park, his placement everywhere from a “Mission Impossible” film and hotel lobbies around the world. …

Baz Luhrmann + Dustin Yellin Create Ruinart Champagne-Inspired Works

How a journal from 1831 influenced two acclaimed artists

Among champagne experts, Ruinart is known as the Parisian’s drink of choice. The reason for this extends beyond their extensive history and iconic underground caves and pertains more to thoughtful effervescence and reliable, luxuriant flavor profiles. It’s one portion of their history, however, that stood as inspiration for two pieces of work (commissioned by Ruinart) that were revealed last night at the private studio of …