october 2022 3' reading time
La Grande Dame by Yayoi Kusama: a message of hope and optimism
“La Grande Dame” of Champagne, Madame Clicquot
The original work is Yayoi Kusama’s vivacious tribute to “La Grande Dame” of Champagne, Madame Clicquot. The artist decorates the box and bottle of La Grande Dame 2012 with her iconic symbols: flowers and polka dots. The bottle of La Grande Dame is enveloped by a happy flower, a symbol of energy and a tribute to nature, so dear to these two women; the flower also takes on the form of a special object that emphasizes the Premium Cuvée in the Magnum format.
In The Darkness
of The Night”
Two iconic women, Two parallel destinies
Though separated by time, these two women are united in their love for beauty: rigorous precision and unflagging attention to detail are essential to their creations. Yayoi Kusama and Madame Clicquot have never been content to make something nice and good: they always chose to push the envelope and dared to be different. Over their careers, they have both dedicated themselves to a search for excellence and the avant-garde.
Madame Clicquot, 1828
"i want my Maison de Champagne to take a first in New York, just as it did in St. Petersburg”
“i promised myself i would make it in New York and become famous all over the world thanks to my passion for art and my creative drive.”
From all my heart,
the life of flowers
for the flowers,
flew off beyond
to show its vitality,
to gaze at the
extremes of life.
A passion for Pinot Noir
Madame Clicquot was convinced that Pinot Noir was capable of the greatest expression and had the potential to yield the finest champagne, and since her time it has been the symbol of the Veuve Clicquot style, providing the structure and strength the varietal is known for, while the grande dame is a tribute to the grande dame of champagne: Madame Clicquot.