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CRAFTING A VISUAL CELEBRATION OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR

Celebrating Lunar New Year with an artwork by Liu Wei

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Looking towards the future, the Maison Hennessy is thrilled to celebrate Lunar New Year with a specially commissioned piece from contemporary artist Liu Wei entitled “SPRING,” created to ring in this incoming Year of the Ox.

Ox years are traditionally tied to openness, bold talent, and confidence. In this spirit, the Maison asked Mr. Liu to create a piece to herald in this auspicious Lunar year, carrying with it the promise of hope, togetherness, and bright horizons. "SPRING," his dynamic, abstract painting, bursts with vivid hues, movement, and a true sense of change - perfect for the Year of the Ox and springtime renewal.

"SPRING" BY LIU WEI

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"SPRING," THE MASTERPIECE

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"SPRING," THE MASTERPIECE

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LIU WEI, THE ARTIST

A sensorial invitation to experience the season of rebirth, the painting is also a visual echo of the depth of Hennessy cognacs, inspired by the artist’s visit to the vineyards and cellars of the Maison Hennessy in Cognac. The vibrant shades of fuchsia, blue, green mirror the season, symbolize its – and our - infinite possibilities for growth. Much the same way the Hennessy Master Blender chooses specific eaux-de-vie for a blend, Liu Wei chose this color palette to express spring’s optimism.

The emotional resonance of the piece, open to individual interpretation by design, is rooted in a constant quest for what the Beijing-based artist calls, “a certain kind of beauty within a world of possibility.” He further explains, “I hope it will speak to people emotionally, that they will not spend time thinking about what it means…because the meaning lies precisely in the fact that it is supposed to mean something different to each individual and prompt them to ask themselves questions.” As the title promises, SPRING celebrates our collective ability to renew and start afresh.

LIU WEI'S ATELIER

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A LOOK INSIDE THE ATELIER

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"SPRING" INSTALLED IN THE ATELIER

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Spring’s arrival is filled with spontaneous joy and new possibilities. The year of the Ox is a time to celebrate self-esteem, free will and the openness to new possibilities, to write a brighter future. Echoing the depth of tastes of Hennessy’s cognacs, the organic curves painted by world renown artist Chinese artist Liu Wei are an invitation to let yourself discover the highlights of a rich color palette evoking spring’s cheerfulness.

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège is a balanced cognac, expressing 200 years of Hennessy's know-how. The fruit of nature’s uncertainties, this unique blend has tamed the elements to craft and embody the original concept of cognac. The emotion awakened by the pleasure of tasting it continually reveals new facets of its personality.

The savoir-faire of the Maison Hennessy is fully expressed in this balanced cognac: the selection of eaux-de-vie, aging and assemblage. A cognac of remarkable consistency and vitality, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège conveys all of the savoir-faire of the Hennessy master blenders who have ensured the continued success of this harmonious assemblage for 200 years.