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“Jaba”, the work of Russian artist and designer Misha Libertee, dedicated to Amarone Costasera

The work is reproduced on the label of a fine selection of Costasera 2003 vintage

Yesterday, the prestigious Gary Tatintsian Gallery of Moscow, one of the world’s largest contemporary art institutions, witnessed the unveiling of ‘Jaba’, a work by the famous Russian artist Misha Libertee, inspired by Masi’s iconic wine, the Amarone Costasera, and its characteristic label. Thus marks a new step in the two-year ‘Costasera Contemporary Art’ project, created in 2013 with the aim of combining two different expressions of culture: contemporary art and wine-making excellence. 

For the project’s fifth edition, Misha Libertee, multidisciplinary artist and designer originally from St Petersburg, produced ‘Jaba’ – meaning ‘toad’ in Russian - an original work inspired by the tropical amphibian’s marks and texture, applied to brightly coloured artistic creations developed specifically for Masi: a painting, a sculpture, a special brick and a mural, created during a live performance.

The pattern, which is then laid out on the labels of a limited edition Costasera 2003 - a classic vintage from the private Boscaini cellars - is made up of the letters of the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets: a homage the artist has chosen to pay to his own country and to Italy. The most attentive will note that, concealed in the pattern of “Jaba”, we can read the words “Misha Libertee” and “Masi Costasera”, thereby sanctioning the bond between the Russian artist and the long-standing winery.

The income obtained from the sale of the bottles of “Costasera Contemporary Art” will finance a study grant to enable a young Russian artist to learn the art of glass-making in the famous Berengo Studio in Murano, attended by some of the world’s greatest artists interested in discovering the secrets of the Venetian blown glass.

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