A New Master Blend: Giorgia Lupi and Kaki King

I learned a lot about inclusion by working with master blenders of cognac at Hennessy. I found out that is only by mixing many kinds of eau-de-vie that cognac becomes something that is extraordinary. Isn’t that cool? So just one or two eau-de-vies aren’t enough — you need a true diversity of them to make a remarkable cognac. I love this!

So along that line of thinking, I took the opportunity to bring together two people that I especially admire — and see what kind of blend might happen. I was SO fortunate to bring together Giorgia Lupi and Kaki King on a special project for Hennessy that mixed visual art with music in a way that’s hard to describe, but best experienced as … the art.

Please check out the video above to learn more about this special pairing of Lupi and King! Giorgia has a post about it on her site.

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If you don’t own Giorgia’s new book, you can see her new work on display at MoMA right now. And FYI, Kaki’s new album has just come out:


Thanks Giorgia, Kaki, and Hennessy! —JM

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