"The Selby is in Cognac" exhibition in Cognac

From June 30, 2012 to October 28, 2012
  • Todd Selby in Cognac

    Todd Selby in Cognac

    © Todd Selby

  • Todd Selby in Cognac

    Todd Selby in Cognac

    © Todd Selby

  • Todd Selby in Cognac

    Todd Selby in Cognac

    © Todd Selby

"The Selby is in Cognac" exhibition in Cognac

In 2010 American photographer Todd Selby set out to probe Hennessy's secrets, drawing out the personal project he had undertaken in 2009, "The Selby", which thrust him to Internet stardom.

Jas Hennessy &Co, from the LVMH company, invited Selby to view the steps involved in the painstaking elaboration of cognac one by one. He met and interviewed people from the company, exploring places that have contributed to a rich history the artist had not suspected.

"The Selby is in Cognac", a show of 50 photos based on the artist's work, which he designed to look something like a travel journal, plunges visitors into the privacy of the world's greatest cognac-maker. Without sticking to the factual reality of his stay, he caught the main features that, in his eyes, make Hennessy cognac outstanding: wood and time; the brand and its singularity; souls and hands; blends and flavours; rhythms and seasons.

Better than a photo show, this is a highly personal glimpse into Hennessy's world, a candid, artistic look drawing back the veil on some of the mysteries and magic involved in making the greatest cognacs.

Opening times

  • From June 30 to September 30, 2012
    Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 1pm / from 2pm to 6.30pm.
  • From October 1 to October 28, 2012
    Monday to Friday, from 10am to 12.30pm / from 2pm to 6pm.

Address

Quais Hennessy
16 100 Cognac

Admission fees and rates

Free