This is an empty, rare first edition art bottle featuring Ron English's "Genius," his homage to Van Gogh. "Crillon Importers, Ltd. introduced the stunning Artist's Series Gift Box collection for Absente, Absinthe Refined in 1999 featuring award winning graphics from renowned contemporary artists Romero Britto ("Happy Cat"), Ron English ("3 Heads" and "Genius") and Sylvain Copon ("Green Fairy"). Michel Roux was the man behind the liqueur and book. He first set out in 1999 to bring Absinthe back to America but the “Green Fairy” did not return to the U.S. market until 2006. The book was published in 2008 and retails for $50. This book has never been read and the only marks are shipping scuffs to the dust jacket. The book combines history with over 130 photos of well known works of art with numerous artists’ biographies, cocktail recipes featuring Absente, Grande Absente and Absinthe Originale. The book is enhanced by delicious food recipes, featuring Grande Absente from world renowned French Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard. Free shipping to continental US.