Founded in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen has long been on the radar of music lovers and audiophiles alike. Their nearly century-long legacy has placed them at the forefront of acoustic innovation, as they continuously work to push the boundaries of audio technology. With their 360-degree sound dispersion ethos, portable speakers like the Bang & Olufsen’s Beolit 20 can transcend a mere tune to an experience, inviting their listeners to become visitors.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the brand’s beloved Beoplay A9’s debut, Bang & Olufsen are releasing a highly-limited run of the speakers featuring a piece by renowned contemporary visual artist, Ferrari Sheppard. Made in collaboration with vinyl lifestyle brand, 12on12—which specializes in artist and curator collaborations—the release consists of a series of 40 covers featuring Sheppard’s work. The piece, entitled, My Name is Sarah, was selected by Grammy Award winning producer Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, a stakeholder in 12on12 and longtime Bang & Olufsen collector. Additionally, the piece will be featured on 12 limited-edition prints by the artist, and on the outer jacket of the second issue of Long Live Jazz—Dean's most recent album. When asked about the collaboration, Deans shares, “This is the perfect combo between art and jazz. Ferrari is a creative force to the art world. His work makes you feel something special! It moves your soul & mind. Jazz is a creative force to music. When these two come together it creates healing, love, peace, and fun times. Long Live Art and Long Live Jazz.”