Category: BB Articles

For the love of art
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For the love of art

MARINA ABRAMOVIC is planning to launch an Art Institute all of her own. Her stated mission is: <<MARINA ABRAMOVIC INSTITUTE IS DEDICATED TO THE PRESENTATION AND PRESERVATION OF LONG DURATIONAL WORK INCLUDING THAT OF PERFORMANCE ART, DANCE, THEATER, FILM, MUSIC, OPERA, AND OTHER FORMS THAT MAY DEVELOP IN THE FUTURE>> The above is, of course, […]

Goodbye Cork Street
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Goodbye Cork Street

Cork Street, the much loved and iconic art gallery district of London, is to close shop – quite literally. We hear that Westminster Council has approved an application to turn it into yet another shopping street, selling expensive bags and other “luxury articles” for the well-heeled. A sad day for art and independent gallerists  - […]

The Shafik Gabr Foundation launches the Gabr Fellowship
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The Shafik Gabr Foundation launches the Gabr Fellowship

  The Shafik Gabr Foundation and Humanity in Action launches the Gabr Fellowship. The Fellowship is an innovative international educational exchange created to foster greater understanding and cooperation among emerging leaders in Egypt and the United States. It will take place from June 2-16 in Egypt and from October 19 – November 2 in the […]

BBEC (BB Events Circle) Launches
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BBEC (BB Events Circle) Launches

BBEC (B Beyond Event Circle) is an extension of BBIC (B Beyond Inner Circle) for our subscribers and members who share interests in philanthropy, conservation, sustainability, art, finance, travel, exceptional food and wine  - in any order.

B BEYOND Magazine showcases emerging artists at Art 13
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B BEYOND Magazine showcases emerging artists at Art 13

B BEYOND Magazine, together with sister publication FAULT Magazine and the Linveco Cultural Foundation, is proud to be an official media partner (stand M14) at international art fair, Art 13. Held in the beautiful great hall of Kensington Olympia in Central London, the event gathers some of the best and most prestigious artists and galleries […]

Amazing collection of turn of the century African photographs for sale
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Amazing collection of turn of the century African photographs for sale

For more information, see http://www.theartcollector.org/linveco-cultural-foundation/the-cottars-dynasty/

The B Beyond magazine travel and conservation issue is out!
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The B Beyond magazine travel and conservation issue is out!

With a fabulous cover by Wales Madden III, the B Beyond travel and conservation issue is not out and available both as a collectible edition and as a digital download via zinio. The edition contains long and beautifully illustrated interviews with adventurer-turned-conservationst Mark Shand, H.M. the Queen mother of Bhutan, travel philanthropist Linda Cruse, Cheviot […]

Investor Programs for Residence and Citizenship - get and immediate St Kitts passport
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Investor Programs for Residence and Citizenship – get and immediate St Kitts passport

The Sovereign Group to offer a new service to clients in order to facilitate a smooth transition in obtaining new residencies and citizenships. While countries who sell passports are often frowned upon the reality is that all countries try and encourage immigration by the wealthy by granting residency which leads to nationality – or nationality […]

PEARL LAM GALLERIES PRESENTS ARTIST TSANG KIN-WAH
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PEARL LAM GALLERIES PRESENTS ARTIST TSANG KIN-WAH

Tsang Kin-Wah PEARL LAM GALLERIES PRESENTS THE SOLO SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECT BY HONG KONG ARTIST TSANG KIN-WAH ECCE HOMO TRILOGY I Curated by David Ho Yeung Chan Exhibition Dates 27thJuly-27th August, 2012 Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm Press Preview: Thursday, 26th July, 3-5pm Pearl Lam Galleries, 601-605, 6/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong   HONG KONG […]

The Economic Crisis in Art
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The Economic Crisis in Art

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Duncan Bannatyne buys an Anthony Russell art work at Caudwell ball
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Duncan Bannatyne buys an Anthony Russell art work at Caudwell ball

Duncan Bannatyne has bought a work of art by Anthony Russell at the charity auction orgasnised by John Caudwell for his annual Butterfly Ball in aid of Caudwell Children. B Beyond magazine has of course championed Anthony’s works as well as his conservation work in East Africa (indeed, a proportion of the proceeds from any […]

Lady Linda Wong Davies hosts a screening of Einstein on the Beach, followed by private dinner
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Lady Linda Wong Davies hosts a screening of Einstein on the Beach, followed by private dinner

Lady Linda Wong Davies, Founder and Chairman of the KT Wong Foundation, entertained a number of friends to a screening of a film on the making of Einstein on the Beach, the abstract  1985 opera created by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson. The two producers took the stage after the screening and answered questions from […]

Anthony Russell Art Exhibition
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Anthony Russell Art Exhibition

Anthony Russell, the Kenya-born conservationist best known for his Shompole Lodge concept in the Maasai Mara, had an exhibition of his works in London last week. It isn’t easy to do justice to these unique, powerful and VERY large pieces through computer images and writing alone.  As with all art, they have to be seen […]

For Goodness’ sake, be compassionate
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For Goodness’ sake, be compassionate

Cardinal O’Brien has added his voice to that of an increasing number of people concerned about the rise of poverty in the ‘affluent and mighty West’. Whether you are a regular person, fortunate enough to have a good job, or a major philanthropist pondering how to make a difference in the lives of many, try […]

British philanthropist John Caudwell's 'Thin Air' campaign for the homeless
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British philanthropist John Caudwell’s ‘Thin Air’ campaign for the homeless

Charismatic philanthropist John Caudwell has come up with an ingenious idea to help alleviate London’s accute homelessness crisis which is set to go in one direction – up! He has been granted permission to develop a Mayfair car park into ultra high end residential apartments, but wants to add an extra two storeys into the […]

La Vialla wines win new prizes
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La Vialla wines win new prizes

Millesime Bio Challenge 2012 Montpellier, January 24th 2012: La Vialla wines debut at the Millesime Bio Challenge, the temple of European organic wines, and win Gold for the Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice and for the Torbolone, Silver for the Casal Duro and Bronze for the Chianti Riserva! La Vialla is one of the world’s […]

Li Tianbing exhibition and dinner hosted by the Stephen Friedman Gallery, Mayfair, London
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Li Tianbing exhibition and dinner hosted by the Stephen Friedman Gallery, Mayfair, London

The Stephen Friedman Gallery hosted a private view of its Li Tianbing exhibition, currently on show at 25-28 Old Burlington Street, London, W1S 3AN. Li Tianbing is, of course, known to B Beyond readers, having been profiled with an interview and selected works as part of our Shanghai feature in 2011. At the time, the […]

Of bread and circuses - the year that was 2011
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Of bread and circuses – the year that was 2011

The year of discontent Editor’s letter published in the last 2011 edition of B Beyond magazine 2011 has been a year like no other in living memory. There have been other recessions and economic downturns; markets have collapsed; wars have erupted; civil unrest and ethnic cleansing have ravaged individual countries, and natural disasters have decimated […]

Rock City Art attracts hundreds of invited guests on opening night
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Rock City Art attracts hundreds of invited guests on opening night

The only music dedicated photo gallery in the UK, Rock City Art, was launched on the 2nd December 2011 by founder photographers Mick Hutson and Andy Willsher. The Rock City Art gallery concept was founded by leading UK music photographers Mick Hutson and Andy Willsher. The idea of a gallery evolved from the Six Shooters […]

British middle class organ's bizarre vendetta against cosmopolitan Clegg
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British middle class organ’s bizarre vendetta against cosmopolitan Clegg

Ever since Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, voiced strong reservations about the EU veto, exercised by his prime minister, David Cameron, the Daily Mail, self-anointed organ of the English middle classes, has been on a Clegg-bashing mission. We are not a partisan publication, so our reaction is above and beyond any national […]

Nicolas Berggruen on the crisis engulfing the West
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Nicolas Berggruen on the crisis engulfing the West

Exclsuive interview extract here

Art Invest - how to beat the stock markets AND enjoy your investment
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Art Invest – how to beat the stock markets AND enjoy your investment

  B Beyond was recently a guest at a private dinner to celebrate a collector’s acquisition of two Zhu Jinshi works (not the one featured in this article!). As we marvelled at the large, 3D oil paintings, the conversation focused on the artist and the fact that he is producing fewer works. The scarcity factor […]

Ship ahoy! The Monaco Yacht Show 2011
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Ship ahoy! The Monaco Yacht Show 2011

What: 21st Monaco Yacht Show 2011 Where: Port Hercule When: 21 to 24 September 10am to 6.30pm The big draw of the coming yachting season is without doubt the 21st annual Monaco Yacht Show, With over 80% of visitors coming from abroad, and forty countries exhibiting, the show remains one of the most international of […]

Sustainable luxury is full of lovely surprises
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Sustainable luxury is full of lovely surprises

When I first began advocating sustainable luxury seven years ago, it was considered an oxymoron. But over the past few years it has been shown that the two concepts, luxury and sustainability, are not necessarily opposing but can in fact be very complementary. Luxury celebrates the authenticity of craftsmanship, noble materials and a notion of […]

Summer of Discontent
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Summer of Discontent

Phone hacking, Norway shootings, murderous polar bears, London riots, stock market jitters, US credit rating downgraded, Greece, Italy, Spain going belly up, famine in Somalia… Every day seems to bring a new woe and each woe is quickly forgotten as it’s replaced by the next. Fans hardly got the time to mourn Amy Winehouse before […]

Art extravaganza with Dakis Joannou
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Art extravaganza with Dakis Joannou

Dakis Joannou and his wife Lietta entertained artists, collectors, friends and media to a two day art extravaganza late June. His Deste Foundation hosted the first portion of the art fest, INVESTIGATIONS OF A DOG, Works from the FACE* Collections, curated by Nadja Argyropoulou). For those who haven’t seen the show yet (it has already […]

The Royal Courts of Europe
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The Royal Courts of Europe

What: The Splendour and Grandeur of the Courts in Europe Where: Grimaldi Forum When: 11 July to 11 September Entry: €12/€8 Contact: +377 99 99 30 00, 12-7pm, Tue to Sat. For many hundreds of years, the history of Europe both in war and peacetime has been determined by a handful of elected and hereditary […]

You ain't seen nothin' yet
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You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

What: ‘On aura tout vu’ presents the Galéa collection Where: National Museum of Monaco, Villa Sauber When: 11am-7pm, 22 June to 30 September 2011 10am-6pm, 1 October 2011 to 29 January 2012 Admission: €6, groups (minimum 15 people) €4 Web: http://www.onauratoutvu.tv Afficionadoes of design will instantly recognize at least part of the title of the […]

On the disparity of cultural perceptions: from Gorbachev to Ai Weiwei
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On the disparity of cultural perceptions: from Gorbachev to Ai Weiwei

An interesting, mixed nationality BB inner circle dinner last night led to reflections about the disparity of cultural perceptions. A wealthy Russian entrepreneur and his interpreter for the night, a St Petersburg finance under-graduate, expressed astonishment at Gorbachev’s popularity in the West. Gorbachev, who enjoys a quasi celebrity status and whose Raisa Gorbachev Foundation counts […]

UK referendum on voting system
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UK referendum on voting system

‘The deepening loss of personal trust at the top of the coalition government engendered by the bitter AV referendum campaign was exposed when David Cameron was accused of a systematic and shortsighted attempt to trash Nick Clegg’s leadership.’ One can’t help thinking that this is more of a ‘parlamentarian opera’ than a real political rift. […]

Buffett backs American economy, but is he eternally infallible?
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Buffett backs American economy, but is he eternally infallible?

“I don’t see how anybody can be other than enthused about this country,” Buffett told Berkshire shareholders last Saturday. We wonder… According to City Group Chief Economist Willem Buiter, the next 4 decades belong to Africa, Mongolia and a few other resource rich territories. America is trading more and more on “brand reputation” than on […]

The global media’s bank gets an investment boost
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The global media’s bank gets an investment boost

The Raine Group, the boutique investment bank started by two former Wall Street dealmakers, has received new investments from three media and technology executives, Eric Schmidt, Sean Parker, Peter Chernin, as well as other big names from the media and technology sectors. Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive of Google Inc, Sean Parker, the former […]

South East Asia is the new hot art market
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South East Asia is the new hot art market

A painting depicting a 1940s village scene of Indonesia under Dutch rule will be a star attraction at an auction where prices are expected to reflect growing interest in Southeast Asian art, experts say. The piece, “Stand Guard For Our Motherland”, painted by Indonesian artist S. Sudjojono in 1965, is tipped to beat its estimate […]

Immortality through philanthropy
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Immortality through philanthropy

New York’s Lincoln Center has attracted an array of ultra wealthy individuals (or their spouses) to sit on its board of directors. In exchange, it has offered a piece of immortality by naming key buildings after its distinguished patrons. The list reads like a non-profit’s dream come true: David Rubenstein (the Center’s vice chair of […]

The Ambani Empire grows
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The Ambani Empire grows

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest and the world’s 9th richest man, is positioning himself to enter the hugely lucrative banking industry. He has used an interesting vehicle – the D. E. Shaw group “a global investment and technology development firm” founded by eminent scientist D.E Shaw. The Shaw group will be building a financial services outpost […]

Jon Moulton Interview Extract
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Jon Moulton Interview Extract

Jon Moulton interview extract: Jon Moulton is a veteran of the private equity industry and the chairman of Better Capital. To his peers in the world of finance he needs no introduction. Through this interview, our subscribers can benefit from his unique insight into economy and industry related topics. BB. How is Better Capital different […]