Last year Château Mouton-Rothschild opted for artist Lucien Freud to have the honor of appearing on its famous label. Each year the esteemed French wine house choses a master artist to create a label. The pricey wine has seen works by Picasso, Francis Bacon, Warhol and even Prince Charles grace the label. This year's offering, the 2007 vintage, features an artist with less name recognition but one whose work may be familiar. Bernar Venet is a French sculptor known for his curvy steel outdoor sculptures. His label features a sketch of a sculpture forming two graceful upward arcs. As is the custom, Venet was paid not in cash but in Mouton, 10 cases, half from 2007. As Wine Spectator's Unfiltered column
points out, Venet's got a lucky year, the 2007 Mouton is expected to be delicious. Check out the gallery below for a look at the history of the labels.