Following releases with the Os Gêmeos, Kaws and Futura, Hennessy continues its Artist Bottle Series with a new collaborative bottle of their V.S. cognac with legendary street artist, Shepard Fairey. He designs his own custom labeling for a limited run of bottles.
Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News.
The threat of a lawsuit from Titan Sports, Inc. in 1994 spurred Fairey to stop using the trademarked name André the Giant, and to create a more iconic image of the wrestler's face, now most often with the equally iconic branding OBEY.
Fairey became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. The New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl called the poster "the most efficacious American political illustration since "Uncle Sam Wants You".
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists.
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