From his first print to 10-story murals, Shepard Fairey has personally driven his growth and evolution as an artist over the past two decades. To create our latest Hennessy V.S Limited Edition Bottle, Shepard applied the same tenacity and passion for experimentation and perfection that pushes him to Never stop. Never settle.
The Ohio native arrived in New York in the early 90s and his goal was to photograph the key players on the American hip hop scene: “My goal was to photograph all of the up-and-coming rap superstars of the time. No one had ever done it before”, he explains about his artistic approach.
20 years later, Jonathan Mannion has met and photographed artists who are icons of their generation, those who have left a mark on the history of the most important musical trend since Rock & Roll.
Rap legend Nas recently visited Cognac, France to experience the Hennessy legacy in person—a firsthand glimpse of the history and craftsmanship that define Hennessy cognac