Hennessy is known for its closeness to the worlds of literature and art, and with its latest launch, it shows appreciation to the creativity of urban painters. The limited edition bottle was designed by renowned urban artist JonOne for the 2017 Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition Series.
The Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition by JonOne is the latest addition to an ongoing series of collaborations between Hennessy and internationally renowned urban artists, including Scott Campbell, Ryan McGinness, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos and Futura.
Originally from Harlem, JonOne is now constantly on the move between his hometown and Paris, travelling with his art all over the world in between stops. The maison admired the graffiti artist-turned-art world phenomenon as he has always remained true to himself, pushing boundaries and defying definition. For JonOne, art is a vector for pure emotion: what drives him is being “in the flow” and “sharing dreams”.
“JonOne is a unique talent who shares many traits with Hennessy,” notes Bernard Peillon, Chairman and CEO of Maison Hennessy. “Jon has an open spirit, he stays curious. His passion lies in constantly pushing his work to new heights, new territories, even though he is already a true master, and has nothing left to prove.”
JonOne was invited to visit Hennessy’s historic seat for the first time in 2016, and he immediately connected with the place for its energetic atmosphere and passion for creation.
JonOne built layers of colour splashes, intermixed with the drink’s own imagery, echoing the complexity that the Master Blender creates.
Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition 2017 by JonOne 70cl, RRP €36, is available at O’Brien’s off license, Dunne’s Stores and Eurospar nationwide.