Hennessy X Ryan McGinness

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring


From Shepard Fairey to KAWS, Hennessy is well known for its collaborations with international artists and designers when it comes to their Very Special Limited Edition series.

The fifth – and latest – Very Special Limited Edition, which happens to fall in Hennessy’s 250th year, was designed in conjunction with famed US artist Ryan McGinness. Ryan’s work has been exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious art museums and galleries, from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City to MUSAC in Spain.

The design is focused on an extension of Ryan’s pattern-driven Black Holes series. For Hennessy, Ryan “wanted the colour palette and overall design to be very bright and colourful, and for these colours to radiate from the centre.”

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The Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition by Ryan McGinness (750ml) retails at R379.95 and is available at selected liquor stores nationwide. For more information, visit hennessy.com.