For the 10th annual Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition, the Maison Hennessy announced its collaboration with the street-turned studio artist Faith XLVII. In 2020, the Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition by Faith XLVII is said to open an exciting new chapter in the Maison’s tradition of fostering partnerships with artists who are part of a global movement. In extending its platform to committed, visionary talents who strive to affect positive change on a community level, Hennessy reinforces its commitment to supporting emerging artists.
As the guest artist for the 10th annual Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition, Faith XLVII is the first female voice to join the Limited Editions series, a formidable artistic lineage that features internationally acclaimed talents such as Felipe Pantone, Vhils, JonOne, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Futura and Kaws.
Hennessy’s artistic partnership with the South African-born, Los Angeles-based artist Faith XLVII for its 2020 Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition series represents an auspicious meeting of minds. For Faith XLVII, the artistic journey is “a form of alchemy”, a description that naturally chimes with Hennessy’s process. Upon her first visit to the Chateau de Bagnolet, the Maison’s historic seat in Cognac, France, one of the first things Faith XLVII sensed was the luxury of time that goes into crafting Hennessy Blends. In her eyes, the complex process of selecting eaux-de-vie — a process that relies on centuries of savoir-faire — offered a soothing antidote to the high-speed digital age.
In my work, I take the time to seek out form and be considerate of raw materials. There’s a kind of organic alchemy to the process, which is also true of the way Hennessy works. In a way we are both taking basic substances and creating something new, says Faith XLVII. My process is similar to the Master Blender’s selection of eaux-de-vie, in that you take basic elements and use them over time to craft something extraordinary.
We also got the opportunity to interview Faith XLVII which you can read here.