Following high-profile collaborations with renowned artists Kaws, Futura and Os Gemeos, Hennessy invited Shepard Fairey – one of the most influential American artists of the early 21st century – to propose his personal vision of the unique Hennessy Very Special cognac. This natural collaboration is inspired by the many values Shepard Fairey and Hennessy share: a never-ending quest for excellence, true craftsmanship, and a passion for tradition and innovation.
The collaboration continues with the “Very Special World Tour”, which visited leading cities across the globe. At each stop Shepard Fairey unveiled a street mural created specially for the event. After kicking off in Los Angeles in early July, New York and Tokyo Shepard Fairey stopped at Johannesburg, on Staturday 20th. For the occasion, the American street artist and his team quickly worked their way through this striking portrait of the legendary Nelson Mandela. Two exclusive events took place on Saturday: the bottle signing and the launch party at Arts on Main that featured Shepard’s very own DJ set.