Piper- Heidsieck collaborates with Tracey Emin
This autumn Christie`s celebrated its `Thinking Big` contemporary art exhibition and auction of monumental sculpture from the Saatchi Collection at its glamorous Vanity Fair Contemporary Art Party, spread across three floors at The Sorting Office in central London.
Lussorian was amongst the glitterati who glammed up to toast the cutting edge contemporary art, we spotted many a famous face from the art, film and fashion circles swanning past installations – flute of Piper-Heidsieck in hand of course.
Among the outstanding artworks was a Nebuchadnezzar bottle of Champagne Piper-Heidsieck painted by the renowned British artist Tracey Emin. Named after the King of Babylon, the single Nebuchadnezzar bottle contains 15 litres (20 bottles) of Piper-Heidsieck Non-Vintage Brut champagne. It is the largest bottle commercially available on the market today. This king-size Piper-Heidsieck bottle by Tracey Emin was auctioned for an astonishing £30,000, with all proceeds going to HIV and sexual health charity Terence Higgins Trust at the request of Miss Emin.
Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: `The funds raised from the sale of this stunning artwork will help us be there for people who are in desperate need. Tracey is a long-time supporter of our charity, and we are immensely grateful for everything she has done, and continues to do, to help improve the lives of people with HIV.`
The evening was a huge success with art, charity and glamour all managing to rub shoulders for one very bubbly if rather intellectual evening.
For more information about Piper in relation to the Higgins Trust please visit: www.piper-heidsieck.com
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