The commission, for Mouton's 2006 vintage, was announced yesterday at the opening of an exhibition of previous labels at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, on view through March 8. Château Mouton Rothschild has featured an original artwork every year since 1945; previous artists include Miro, Chagall, Braque, Picasso, Dali, Warhol, Bacon, Haring, and Balthus.
Freud's label features a simple line drawing of a potted palm and a zebra's head.
The artists receive no payment for their contribution other than cases of the Bordeaux-region wine.
Look for more on Freud's Mouton label in next week's In the Cellar column.