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abbey road album, beatles

The Album Abbey Road Signed by all four Beatles. The only one available in the world!! Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Although Let It Be was the final album that the Beatles completed before the band's dissolution in April 1970, most of the album had been recorded before the Abbey Road sessions began. Many critics now view the album as the Beatles' best and rank it as one of the greatest albums of all time. The cover was designed by Apple Records creative director Kosh. It is the only original UK Beatles album sleeve to show neither the artist name nor the album title on its front cover, which was Kosh's idea, despite EMI claiming the record would not sell without this information. He later explained that "we didn't need to write the band's name on the cover ... They were the most famous band in the world. This Album is the only one available in the World signed by all 4 Beatles. For purchase or more information click "Add to Shopping back" or reach out to info@miljonet.com

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il fascino ferrari - art edition

Designed by Marc Newson, this luxury edition offers unrestricted access to hundreds of photographs from the Ferrari archives, and from private collectors, to reveal the full story behind the Cavallino Rampante. Featuring a complete appendix of the company’s victories, this massive tome is elevated by a sculpture evocative of the 12-cylinder engine, topping off a production unparalleled in scale. Art Edition (No. 1–250), with a sculptural bookstand by Marc Newson, each signed by Sergio Marchionne, John Elkann, and Piero Ferrari

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murals of tibet

Majestic Illumination A thousand years of Tibetan mural masterpieces revealed for the first time Hidden amidst soaring snowy mountains, deep valleys, and desolate deserts are some of the greatest treasures of Buddhist culture and Tibetan heritage. For more than a decade, photographer Thomas Laird traveled the length, breadth, and far-flung corners of Tibet’s plateau to capture the land’s spectacular Buddhist murals in all their sublime vastness, intricacy, and their spiritual, emotional, and psychological enrichment. Deploying new multi-image digital photography, Laird compiled the world’s first archive of these artworks, some walls as wide as 10 meters, in life-size resolution. This breathtaking publication assembles Laird’s portfolio in extra-large format with six fold-outs, printed in five colors including gold. Featuring both complete murals and copious details, it immerses readers into these precious, extraordinary masterpieces. In recognition of this World Heritage landmark and preservation of Tibetan culture, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has signed all copies of this Collector’s Edition. In the 528-page scholarly companion book, Buddhist writer and academic Robert Thurman takes us through this transcendent journey with detailed text on the murals' spiritual significance while captions from experts Heather Stoddard and Jakob Winkler shed light on the storylines and artistic context of each image. As his Holiness the Dalai Lama has himself explained, these murals are not just objects of beauty, but serve as points of reference and guidance for practitioners of Buddhism, yoga, and meditation, as well as for anyone seeking to incorporate mindfulness into their daily life. Binding contemporary photographic technology with ancient traditions, this book is at once a majestic art piece, a major milestone in the appreciation of Buddhism, a precious monument to Tibetan culture, and a vital source for the contemplative arts and sciences. SUMO-sized Collector’s Edition limited to 998 copies, each signed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, with a bookstand designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect and humanitarian pioneer Shigeru Ban.

art paintings $ 86.058

convoi with horsemen - schelfhout

Schelfhout and Moerenhout are both painters with an extensive oeuvre. They painted mainly landscapes with figures. Their personal success dissuaded neither Schelfhout nor Moerenhout from working together closely and frequently. And for obvious reasons, both painters have a thorough command of the complete domain of the art of painting, but they also have each their preferences and special skills. Schelfhout feels more at home in the larger landscapes whereas Moerenhout is brilliant at adding staffage and is capable of supplying his colleague’s painting with the necessary vitality with animals and figures. The ”Karavaan met ruiters en figuren in een zuidelijk landschap “(Convoi with horsemen and figures in a southerly landscape) is a magnificent example of their cooperation. The wagons, piled up high, following their route; the clear figures in the forefront and the horizon which seems to melt into nothingness in the warm southerly light shows how their separate talents resulted in an harmonious work of art. Besides characteristics of Romanticism, this painting also demonstrates a certain affinity with the 17th century “Italianists”. There is one more striking characteristic presenting itself here apart from everything that has been said about their relationship as colleagues: There is the enormous joy that seems to be sparking off the painting. If this were the world of sports we might call this a “one-two”. Two painters of the same mind. Artist: Schelfhout, Andreas | 1787-1870, Dutch Creation year: 1848 Medium: Oil Paint Size: 69 x 94 cm 27.17 x 37.01 in.

cars $ 132.000

alfa-romeo giulietta spider 750d

Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Spider 750D 1956 restored Matching Numbers For sale a unique early Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 750D from 1956. Delivered to Hoffman in USA. Car is restored and had Corsa Rosso Piant and beautiful chrome. Matching numbers 1290 cc engine. Car runs and drives great, leather interior. Great investment potential. Car has Belgium title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport. Ref. nr.: a0435 Make: Alfa Romeo Model: Giuletta Spider 750D Year: 1956

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fabergÉ visionnaire chronograph ceramic

Fabergé Watch Experience! Pick up your handcrafted timepiece at the Fabergé atelier in Switzerland. FABERGÉ VISIONNAIRE CHRONOGRAPH CERAMIC The stars, and the time they measure, have seen many stories start and end. Some stories end abruptly, others echo down the eons. To mark 100 years after the start of the Russian Revolution, Fabergé presents a chronograph of revolutionary significance in the horological cosmos, paying homage to the unfinished Constellation Egg of 1917. The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph marks a new standard in charting time. Hours and minutes are read at the periphery of the watch dial while the chronograph function takes centre stage. The automatic calibre 6361, developed in partnership with Agenhor, offers a new intuitive chronograph display. It is a revolutionary new movement that imparts unprecedented clarity, precision and efficiency to the highly popular chronograph complication. It is the modern-day analogue to a Fabergé egg — a mechanical opus with wonder at its heart. Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph Ceramic timepiece features an opaline dial with TCI luminescent coating 15-minute indicators, sapphire with metallic treatment and applied numerals and hour indicators and an automatic chronograph movement of revolutionary significance, developed by Agenhor, encased in a 43mm black ceramic and titanium case, with alligator strap. Calibre: Self-winding 6361 Diameter: 34.40mm (15 lines) Thickness: 7.17mm Number of jewels: 67 Number of components: 477 Power reserve: 60 hours Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour Decorations: Main-plate: Circular-grained Bridges: Horizontal Côtes de Genève, hand-polished chamfering Functions: Hours, minutes, central chronograph (24hours, 60 minutes, 60 seconds) Case: Black ceramic and dark grey DLC treated titanium case, 43mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment Laser-cut Fabergé Constellation Egg on the sapphire case back Dark grey DLC treated titanium and rubber crown Dark grey DLC treated titanium pushers Dial: Black dial with TC1 luminescent coating, 15- minute indicators Numerals and hour markers applied on sapphire with metallic treatment Dial side rotor with opaline decoration treated with black rhodium Central chronograph: black rhodium with applied silver indicators Hands: Hours / minutes: Fabergé hands with TC1 luminescent coating Chronograph: dark grey with red finishing Strap: Alligator strap Clasp / Buckle: Black and dark grey DLC treated titanium folding clasp Water resistance: 50m Only Available on Miljonet!

Only 5 for sale € 84.535

lady compliquÉe peacock

Fabergé Watch Experience: Pick up your own watch at our watch atelier in Switzerland! The Lady Compliquée Haute Horlogerie ladies' collection upholds Peter Carl Fabergé’s tradition of surprise and meticulous execution with a new and spectacular time display, which won the prestigious 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) – the Swiss watchmaking industry’s highest honour – in the ‘High-Mechanical’ category. The highly original display of the collection features a fan at the heart of the watch, a movement exclusively developed for Fabergé by Agenhor Manufacture. It thus perpetuates the ingenious and freethinking spirit of Peter Carl Fabergé; the display in the Lady Compliquée Peacock timepiece pays homage to the famous “Peacock Egg” of 1908. Lady Compliquée Peacock Timepiece features a dial set with diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines and tsavorites, hand engraved peacock in 18 karat white gold, diamond-set bezel, minute and hour indicators in mother of pearl and a retrograde hand-winding movement, encased in a 38mm platinum case, with alligator strap. Calibre: Manually-wound 6901 Diameter: 32.7mm (14 1/2 lines) Thickness: 3.58mm Number of jewels: 38 Number of components: 242 Power reserve: 50 hours Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour Decorations: Main-plate: Circular-grained Upper bridges: Horizontal Côtes de Genève Functions: Hours, minutes, retrograde system with multiple display elements Case: Platinum case, 38mm, sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment Gem-set bezel: 54 round white diamonds (1.83 carats) Platinum crown Dial: 18 karat white gold dial, snow-set with 127 brilliant cut white diamonds (0.38 carats), 31 round Paraiba tourmalines (0.23 carats), 57 round tsavorites (0.27 carats) 18 karat white gold hand-engraved peacock White mother-of-pearl rotating hour ring White mother-of-pearl minute track Hands: Four fixed and four moving blades, LIGA Technology, opal powder or white lacquer applied by hand Strap: Alligator strap Clasp / Buckle: Platinum Fabergé pin buckle Water resistance: 30m Mother of Pearl: Peteria Margaritifera from Australia

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monaco gp f1 vip package

14th Annual My Yacht® Monaco. Connecting the World’ s Most Interesting People. My Yacht® events create a unique, convivial & inclusive atmosphere that enhances the special setting of being on a luxurious super yacht. Generally these are in the 40-60m range. For 2019, My Yacht Monaco will be held aboard a stunning private superyacht moored on Quay Kennedy in Monaco’s famed Port Hercules. The yacht serves as the luxury home to the weekend’s race viewing. Relax & enjoy all the race activities & fine hospitality in the gorgeous, tri-level yacht’s spacious decks & comfortable lounges, while the professional crew provides the highest level of service throughout. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Principality, the harbor & the spectacle that is the Monaco Grand Prix, made all the more special by being aboard a gleaming superyachts. My Yacht Monaco is traditionally moored in a prime Zone 1 berth on Quay Kennedy in Port Hercules, Monaco’smain harbor. These berths are the most highly-sought during the Grand Prix weekend. Thursday, Saturday & Sunday daytime, our high-speed tender service allows for quick & easy access to & from the yacht for onboard F1 viewing activities & hospitality. The circuit re-opens at 7pm each evening (2pm on Friday). Access to the Friday night charity reception is by road. - A private superyacht moored next to the racetrack on Quay Kennedy straightaway - Watch all the racing action up close from the comfort of the yacht - Charity Friday night reception aboard with Royalty, 250+ distinguished, HNW, & high society guests, Olympians, drivers, celebrities, innovators, models, with live entertainment, DJ & dancing* - 4 days of gourmet hospitality, fine wines, champagne, open premium bar - Private high-powered speedboat tenders directly to the yacht - Pit lane & F1 team garage tours available - Custom, limited edition My Yacht® gifts - A unique mix of sophisticated, like-minded individuals in the most exclusive & prestigious of settings - Assistance with hotel, restaurant, nightclub, transfer reservations “The most exclusive event for the one percent of the one percent is aboard My Yacht” Quote: CNBC TV Weekend Hospitality Experience: €8,500 Euros per person; €16,000 Euros per couple A LA CARTE: • Thursday 23rd - F1 Practice Pass - 10am - 4pm: €1,450 p/p • Friday 24th - VIP Royal Reception - 8.30pm - 1am: € 1,500 p/p • Saturday 25th - F1 Qualifying Pass - 10am - 4pm: € 2,500 p/p • Sunday 26th - F1 Grand Prix Pass - 10am - 5pm: € 3,500 p/p MAY 23 – 26, 2019 Contact info@miljonet.com for reservations of the A LA CARTE menu.

Only 10 for sale € 6.750

rijks, masters of the golden age

Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age is a groundbreaking art publication combining the finest materials, the most innovative techniques and the testimonies of thought leaders and craft masters from around the world. The unique art publication pays homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’s prestigious Gallery of Honour. “I believe the power of these works goes beyond their presentation. They have an inherent quality that catches your eye and pulls you in. They have star power,” museum director Wim Pijbes says. The book brings us eye to eye with over 60 iconic paintings such as Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s Milkmaid. Each piece is experienced up close with the most surprising detail, as the finest printing techniques and thoughtful perspectives transport these paintings from a different age and vividly bring them to life. The book sets a new benchmark for art books with its materials, production techniques and contemporary writings. Lavishly produced in genuine leather, beautiful hand-written calligraphy, and the finest printing technique and paper. This Limited Edition at 35 kilograms with a silver-plated emblem and silver plating, is printed with the finest high-pigmented inks. This version weighs 40 kilograms and measures 70 x 50 x 9 cm (height x width x length). The Limited Edition come with a specially designed table stand, protective sleeve and a Behind the Scenes book, in which the 30 stories of thought leaders and masters of crafts can be read.

Only 14 for sale € 2.995

tockr c-47

The C-47 series is Tockr's most unique offering featuring radial engine inspired dials from the Douglas C-47 aircraft. This piece is a special limited edition of the C-47 radial finished with a gunmetal PVD coating. Each 42mm case is individually numbered and made from stainless steel with a solid caseback featuring the US and Swiss flags. The radial engine dial in this piece is encased by a sapphire crystal and is laser cut by Tec Ebauches (in Neuchatel Switzerland) from a block of bronze and hand finished in different colors and textures (offered here in "gunmetal"). The C-47 Radial is powered by a Swiss automatic Leschot Engineering (from La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland) 726/A11 caliber movement featuring a monthly calendar and the hands are finished with lime green Superluminova for low light visibility.

Only 3 for sale € 6.250

the ultimate jagger/ richards portrait

The Ultimate Jagger/Richards Portrait of 2017 Master photographer Paul Bergen’s 2017 live portrait of the British rock icons Paul Bergen, Europe’s best live music photographer, captured Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during their No Filter Tour 2017 in a way no one else can. From the digital source only three signed prints will be made with a print size of 100 x 67 centimeters, 90 x 60 centimeters and 75 x 50 centimeter, as an invisibly coated museum print on EPSON 308 grams archival paper on 4 mm dibond in a handmade wooden swap frame. Order your exclusive print now! The British quality newspaper The Guardian selected some of the best jazz photographs by Paul Bergen in a feature about the North Sea Jazz Festival you can find here. But not only Paul’s jazz photos are attracting photo collectors around the world, his rock photographs are also highly appreciated, not at least by the artists portrayed. Paul Bergen is a master in framing a special moment from an original angle or standpoint, a quality even his competitors at concerts must admit. Some famous artists asked Bergen especially to capture their concerts. This amazing image of the old Rock ‘n Roll icons Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is now available for real collectors only. The large print is signed by Paul Bergen and comes with a certificate of authenticity, issued by Music inspired Art (MIA), the organization that is also offering unique prints by Jimmy Katz, Francis Wolff, Baron Wolman, Ron Jenner and other celebrated music photographers. Order your MIA Exclusive Jagger/Richards print now. Price is € 6,250.-- (100 x 67) shipping included. Only three prints, printed by EPSON master printer Hans van Ommeren are available worldwide.

6 / 21 Mar NZ, Auckland

36th america’s cup , auckland, new zeeland

The America’s Cup, the pinnacle of yachting, was first contested in 1851 making it the oldest trophy in international sport, predating the modern Olympic Games by 45 years. Auckland is one of the America’s Cup’s most storied venues. It sits with only a handful of global locations that have ever hosted an America’s Cup Match in the past 30 years alongside Newport, Fremantle, San Diego, Valencia, San Francisco and Bermuda. Auckland was the host city to the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup’s and is world renown as the “City of Sails” due to its large number of recreational vessels as well as continuing to feature as an iconic stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race and its predecessor the Whitbread Round the World Race since 1977- 78. It is also New Zealand’s most populous city, and has been home to New Zealand’s America’s Cup challengers since 1985. Team New Zealand’s 1st America’s Cup victory in 1995 igniting the development of Auckland’s central waterfront and entertainment hub- The Viaduct Harbour, which will again be the centre of the 2021 America’s Cup event including the further development along Wynyard Wharf and onto Wynyard Point. The jewel of Auckland without question is the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf which will be the battle field for the most technological and innovative America’s Cup ever being raced in the new AC75 class of foiling monohull yachts. Surrounded by vantage points such as North Head, Bastion Point and North Shore beaches, Auckland’s nautical amphitheatre will witness America’s Cup history once again starting with the Prada Cup Challenger selection series from January 2021 building towards the main event; The 36thAmerica’s Cup Match presented by Prada as Emirates Team New Zealand will aim to defend the oldest trophy in international sport between 6th- 21st March 2021.

11 / 23 Apr GB, London

networking serendipities

NETWORKING SERENDIPITIES is the title of the upcoming New Media show by Taline Temizian featuring a new body of work that forms part of the ongoing series ‘The Networks Project’, started in 2008. The exhibition will open at Paul Smith, No.9 Albemarle Street, London. Curated by Sascha Bailey, the multimedia works will explore human interactions through the intersection between art and technology, using traditional media alongside parts of machinery and tech. Temizian’s practice is inspired by a multitude of influences, from philosophers and scientists to technologists and filmmakers, all of whom she has collaborated with throughout her career. Now living and working mostly in London, the Armenian-British artist was born in Frenso, California and grew up in Syria. It was here that her interest in science and technology began, her father a cardiologist, scientist and transhumanist, explored ways machinery can be used to save the heart and extend human life. As a result, Temizian has forged an artistic career through practicing a transhumanist approach on trauma and memory, whilst exploring new ways of bettering human life from mental and emotional perspectives. The series of abstract works often resemble charts and shapes which form systems and connections reflecting the artists interest in geometry, science, maths and coding. Using the finest quality canvases and oil paints, Temizian juxtaposes the traditional and contemporary, mixing oils, graphite, crushed lapis lazuli and glitter with wires and arduinos. Fundamental to her practice is the exchange between the viewer and the work rather than the physical object. This is enhanced by the overall sensory experience Temizian creates, in this series through olfactory, audio and visual elements. Her work ‘Visceral Clock (This is Love)’ is created with oil and concrete on a restoration surface covered in transparent PVC. Mental health, combatting suicide and coming back from the brink are important themes that are continually explored through her years of practice, each period tackling these complex themes in a different media form. In this work, the encapsulating scent is indicative of an experience in a set place and time. Another work entitled ‘It’s an Overkill’ is the most recent self-portrait of the artist on a padded cream velvet block, using a distinct shape which recurs throughout the series, signifying constantly shifting structures. It is only a handful of physical and digital self-portraits that she has created, ‘Hole’ (2004) being the first. In the work Temizian places a screen behind a hole in the canvas which will play representations of the artist’s brain on loop and a video piece by Berlin-based guest artist Ira Konyukhova titled ‘Please Agree On Our New Cancellation Policy’, a two-channel video dealing with questions of technological progress and its relation to the human condition in a post-capitalist context. A common method running through this series is specific colour coding, best shown in the work ‘Networking Serendipity’ which uses neon and bright colours as well white spaces and light in elusive technicolour mutations. This is a significant change to the artists previous works which have explored trauma, darkness and the abyss. Artist, music and technology specialist Vahakn Matossian will be collaborating with Temizian on elements of the exhibition. All of Temizian’s artworks will be stamped using blockchain technology, authenticating the work and storing it permanently on the distributed ledger. ‘Networking Serendipities’ by Taline Temizian will be on display from 11th - 23rd April at Paul Smith No.9 Albemarle Street. Taline Temizian says: “Through my work I look to explore the relationship between the signifier and signified, forming imaginative orders that transform into visual realities. Computers and technologies which we are surrounded by in day to day life become extended versions of ourselves. Concomitant variants rule our universe and I am most interested in identifying these, playing with their nature, grammar, grids and possibilities, observing myself through each viewer who will have a unique experience transforming themselves, the artwork and therefore me.”

25 / 28 Apr BE, Brussels

art brussels

We are delighted to share the stellar line-up of participants and rich artistic programme of our loyal partner Art Brussels! The fair will take place from Thursday 25 April (Preview and Vernissage) to Sunday 28 April at Tour & Taxis, in the heart of Brussels. FROM DISCOVERY TO REDISCOVERY The 37th edition of Art Brussels maintains an international profile bringing together 157 participants, among which are 148 selected galleries from 32 countries across three sections; 99 in PRIME, 38 in DISCOVERY and 13 in REDISCOVERY, and one sub-section with 23 SOLO presentations. On top of the selected galleries, Art Brussels launches a new INVITED section comprised of 9 emerging galleries or art spaces that are transcending the typical gallery format. Full list here. Don’t miss to visit the stands of the BRUSSELS GALLERY WEEKEND galleries: Baronian Xippas, Bernier/Eliades, Damien and The Love Guru, dépendance, MLF | MARIE-LAURE FLEISCH, Galerie Felix Frachon, Gladstone Gallery, Xavier Hufkens, rodolphe janssen, Irène Laub Gallery, Harlan Levey Projects, La Maison de Rendez-Vous, MARUANI MERCIER, Greta Meert, Meessen De Clercq, Mendes Wood DM, Nathalie Obadia, QG Gallery, Almine Rech, Sorry We’re Closed, Stems, Galerie Templon. ARTISTIC PROJECTS In addition to the exciting gallery presentations, Art Brussels presents a rich artistic programme. During the fair, you'll have the opportunity to see: SCREEN IT: a video project, curated by Pieter Jan Valgaeren, focusing on the impact of our current screen-culture on the arts, on view at Art Brussels in Hôtel de la Poste, a collaboration with the participating galleries and Stadstriennale Hasselt-Genk. MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES: Eight large scales artworks by renowned artists and emerging talents represented by participating galleries will welcome the visitors outside of the fair entrance, on the Tour & Taxis esplanade. ARTBEATS: In the Belfius Lounge, Belfius Wealth Management presents ArtBeats, 30 works selected by as many Belgian personalities, who have each chosen their favourite artwork among the Belfius Art Collection. IRMGARD SPECK: In anticipation of their commission at the Belgian Pavilion in Venice this year, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys present a series of small sculptural heads made of plaster, fake hair and paint in the lounge of fair partner Stibbe. Free Guided Tours: supported by Belfius From Fri 26 to Sun 28, at 3pm and 5 pm, in French and Dutch Starts at the Info desk at the entrance Venice Biennale Guided Tour: No registration required. From Fri 26 to Sun 28, at 4 pm in English Starts at the Info Desk at the Entrance GALLERY NIGHT Participating galleries based in Brussels extend their opening hours on Wednesday 24 April, the evening before the opening of the fair, from 6 to 9 pm. More info: www.artbrussels.com

5 Sep US, New York

disaster relief & rebuild foundation gala 2019

The DISASTER RELIEF & REBUILD FOUNDATION GALA at Gotham Hall in New York will be a Black Tie, by 'Invitation only' event where re notable - prominent VIP Guests, Celebrities. International Brands will enjoy an evening of the most delectable cuisine, entertained by some of the most sought after entertainers while raising money for a valuable cause. Bucceri International founded the Disaster Relief & Rebuild Foundation Gala after seeing so many natural disasters such as severe storms, fires and earthquakes leaving many homeless, without food, power and very little help was or to this very day.. still wait in hope for help. But, in order to make the difference in the world that we all need to see, it takes money.. a lot of money. It is our hope to have as many individuals, brands, corporations to join us in partnership to either donate, sponsor funds or reach out to those you know will be interested in being a part of this act of humanity. If you’re genuinely interested, please contact Donna Segura (Publicist for Bucceri International) via email at: donna@oleanderpr.com **All communications will be kept confidential**

Restaurants & Clubs 28 Mar '19

in london / mayfair - claridges next friday 5th

In London / Mayfair - Claridges next Friday 5th from 2pm - if anyone fancies a glass of wine!

Restaurants & Clubs 21 Mar '19

singeasy by the piano works west end

Hidden away in the fun palace of Piano Works West End where live music and comfort food go hand in hand, a new experience has emerged where the audience takes centre stage... SingEasy by The Piano Works allows the audience to request ther favourite pop, rock and musical theatre songs which the musicians not only play but encourage you to singalong! Waiters are very engaging and also take turns in singing but the energy (and choice of songs) makes this hidden room a hit. Every night comes with a different theme; join them on Mondays for a Musical Theatre Takeover with your favourite West End stars, Tuesday SingEasy Goes Drag and Wednesday SingEasy Goes to the Movies with sing-along films from Grease to The Greatest Showman. The party doesn’t stop there, with live music that you can sing-along to until 1am. From Thursday to Saturday enjoy the original SingEasy Experience with a mashup of different styles, from 5pm until 1am followed by a DJ until 3am. Dine and dance with a two-course pre-theatre menu from £15 per person or the two-course dinner menu from £21 per person with a bottomless prosecco option for an additional £20pp. The pre-theatre menu features traditional British favourites with a twist including fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash; or dinner options of shrimp tacos, chicken Caesar salad and rib eye steak. Both come with vegan alternatives including tofish and chips and ‘shepherd’s pie’ with puy lentils, chickpeas, chestnut mushrooms and sweet potato. If it’s just drinks that you’re looking for, book your table at SingEasy and enjoy cocktails from their Top 10 list such as the Dancing Queen, with vodka, Chambord, extra dry martini, lemon juice and chickpea water or the Despacito with koko kanu rum, white wine, lychee purée, coconut cream, apple juice and fresh chillies. Overall, this is an experience for a group of friends, hen party or date night. Whatever the excuse, SingEasy will provide soundtrack you'll never forget. The Piano Works47 Whitcomb Street, London, WC2H 7DHhttps://pianoworks.bar/west-end Tel: 0207 889 1966Email: hello@pianoworks-westend.bar

Cars, Boats & Planes 21 Mar '19

m/y brigadoon finalist in world superyacht awards

Moonen is excited to announce that the 36-metre superyacht Brigadoon has been nominated in the Boat International World Superyacht Awards 2019! Delivered to her new owners in Summer 2018, Brigadoon is the first hull in the Moonen Martinique line of Dutch-quality, oceangoing motor yachts. This years’ awards ceremony will mark the 14th edition of the annual World Superyacht Awards hosted by Boat International and will be held from 16th - 18th May 2019. The annual event will be hosted in London this year, with previous glamorous ceremonies of the high-profile event taking place in Florence, Amsterdam and Venice.  A luxury yacht with heart & soulBrigadoon is the first yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique 36-metre platform and features naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design in collaboration with Réne Van Der Velden, with the latter also undertaking her exterior design. Nauta Design undertook her interior design together with Studio Indigo, who was responsible for the interior styling and decoration. The Moonen Martinique is one of four of Moonen’s proven superyacht platforms and combines proven performance and seakeeping abilities with the versatility of customisation. Talking of the creation of Brigadoon in close cooperation with her experienced yacht owners, CEO of Moonen Yachts, Johan Dubbelman, explains: “In the case of Brigadoon, the owners entered the construction process just three months before scheduled delivery. As such, the level of customisation possible was relatively limited. However, working tirelessly with the owner and his team, a number of significant modifications were able to be applied - including replacing the bimini on the sun deck with a hard top and removing the Jacuzzi.” The Moonen team worked closely with the London-based designers at Studio Indigo in these last three months to ensure the perfect interior design. “Combined with fantastic interior styling, the finishing touch from the owners together with Studio Indigo really gave the boat heart and soul,” Dubbelman continues. “We delivered a vessel that suits the owners perfectly and we’re honoured and delighted to be recognised for our work on M/Y Brigadoon as a finalist at the upcoming World Superyacht Awards 2019.” In regards to her technical features, Brigadoon’s hull is constructed from high-tensile steel and is teamed with an aluminium superstructure. With a focus on comfortable cruising and technical efficiency, she features a reduced construction weight which leads to higher speeds, lower fuel consumption and exceptionally low noise reduction levels.  She achieved more than 16.5 knots on sea trials - an exceptional feat for a 36-metre steel-hulled yacht! World Superyacht Awards 2019The annual recognition of excellence in the yachting industry, the Boat International World Superyacht Awards are a celebration of the best of the best in the world of luxury yacht construction, design and engineering. Moonen’s 36-metre motor yacht Brigadoon is nominated for best yacht in the semi-displacement or planing motor yachts - 33m to 39.9m category. The whole team at Moonen Yachts is excited to be a finalist and looks forward to attending the Boat International World Superyacht Awards 2019 in May. 

Art & Culture 17 Mar '19

tefaf 2019, overwhelms in every way (final blog 3)

 I finish my first TEFAF visit with some impressions of Tribal art and design. The Belgium gallery Didier Claes from Brussels’s has several interesting figurines and statues from African countries like Gongo and Gabon made from wood, metal, pigments, vegetal fibers, copper and brass. Kind of intimidating is a big mummy-like statute Vanuatu from the early 20th Century covered with attributes. The Tetela Mask from the 19th Century at stand 604 from Lucas Ratton is a rare beauty. The colored wood is covered with fur and feathers, and the motives and lines give the face a direct expression. Also impressing is the 250 cm high wooden Funeral Post Hempatong (stand 615). The Dayak people from Borneo, Indonesia probably used this 18th-19th Century statute. Moving on to the big embrace by NWC Force Arms. I wonder to who these big wooden arms, curved out of one piece in an over life size, belonged to. Was there more than these arms? What is the symbolism behind it? It was discovered in the Northwest Coast of British Colombia in the late 19th Century (Galerie Meyer- Oceanic & Eskimo Art, stand 605). There is also a great diversity on design at TEFAF. From a funny and stylish Bird Lamp (1952) by the French Roger Capron, to a sophisticated day sofa which seemed to be inspired by ancient Roman art to the famous Lounge chair from 1936 by Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), which is molded and cut from maple plywood with upholstery wool (Jackson Design AB, stand 617). Finally, I have a look at some ancient art from Asia and Iran. From big Buddha’s to a variety of attributes, such as little statues, tableware, trays, utensils and vases. Not to forget some of the antique music books and religious works, that have very detailed notched motives on the cover. In the press corridors I hear voices say that this is one of the best editions of the TEFAF history so far, with a steady high quality of art. So although, after thirty years, it is not too late to get introduced with this amazing art fair. Moreover, this might just be the right timing to discover all these pearls. More info: tefaf.com  TIP: This year TEFAF expands its program with side events in the vivid city center of Maastricht with TEFAF and the City. Read more about this in my other blogs and check tefafandthecity.com Text & photo's: Angelique van Os

Art & Culture 16 Mar '19

tefaf and the city (blog 3 ronald kolk & tips )

I finish my museum day at the Museum aan het Vrijthof, at the vivid Vrijthof square. Till June 16th the museum shows a tribune to the craftsmanship of the Dutch houte couturier, Ronald Kolk (Amsterdam, 1960). The exhibition, the Girl, the Dress and the Pearl, shows his oeuvre with fifty selected dresses. Also, goldsmith, jewel designer and emailleur Margareth Stalman (Heerlen, 1959), shows a big collection of her work. Because of their mutial respect for each other’s work, they collaborated a number of times for the annual fashion shows that Kolk organized until 2018.The whole museum - ten rooms in total- is transformed into the rich, colorful and highly fashion world of the couturier. Every room has its own theme, and the visitor also gets a glance of Kolkman’s atelier and workshop and the different techniques he uses. His specific extravagant glitter and glamour dresses have been wore by artists and actresses such as Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Grace Jones, Dutch Prinses Laurentien and Liesbeth List. Kolk also designed costumes for the Trocadero Ballet in New York. This exhibition is also the closure of the ‘Kolk era’, because the designer has closed his Haute Couture salon in Amsterdam, and will focus on the support and inspering of young, new designers to adopt their love for craftsmanship. I going home with a lot of impressions. It was a divers day, and only a glance of the TEFAF and the City program. The following weeks there are more interesting concerts, theathre shows and exhibitions to come. Maastrichts also overwhelms with passion for art and great diversity. Looking forward to come back next year! Some other TIPS: (source TEFAF and the City) ·      Lumière Cinema Specials: the film house shows four films which are related to art. First there is Degas: Passion for Perfection; a documentary about the famous French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas. Followed by The Mill and the Cross. Lech Majewski translates Bruegel’s masterpiece The Procession To Calvary into cinema. Starring our own Dutch-American Rutger Hauer as Bruegel. Willem Dafoe shines in his wonderful role as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate, by director Julian Schnabel. And finally, there is The Art Life of David Lynch (see also blog 2). See the website for more info. ·       Official TEFAF Club in the basement bar of the trendy Commons Restaurant in Student Hotel Maastricht. An event with live DJs, cocktails, good company and happy hour from 22:00 to 23:00! ·       The Sphinxpassage is a free, permanent exhibition that embodies the history of the Sphinx factories and the Eiffel building. Approximately 30,000 tiles arranged into 26 chapters recounts the history of both the ceramics industry in Maastricht and the Regout family. This impressive storytelling exhibition was created by using a mix of tableware, designs, old adverts, family portraits, and old transfer prints (a method of decorating enamels or ceramics). And it is very near to the TEFAF Club and Lumiere. ·       Classical music: Philharmonie Zuid-Nederland with Dmitry Liss leads Brahms, Friday March 22nd - Dmitry Liss knows the vigour and venom of romantic, Russian music through and through, nor does the music by Johannes Brahms hold any secrets for him. Liss knows how to combine the poetic idylls of his Second Symphony with ‘sombre contemplation’. He makes Brahms into an experience, ‘an endearing man of flesh and blood’. And Liss also brings along violinist Sergey Krylov. ·      Tune In- Best of Jazz – March 24th. This is a free series of Jazz & Classical Concerts by Conservatorium Maastricht in the Sint Janskerk. On this Sunday afternoon, some of the leading new jazz talents present their own projects. Experience a surprising afternoon with that many facets that jazz has. From beautiful vocals to energetic drums, from small and fragile to large orchestral. See the WEBSITE for more info about the mentioned tips and other program during TEFAF and the city.    Text & images: Angelique van Os ·       

Art & Culture 16 Mar '19

tefaf and the city (blog 2- microsculpture) 

After having experienced the intense and dark world of David Lynch at the Bonnefantenmuseum (see blog 1), I am cycling to the Natural History Museum of Maastricht. It is pretty crowded on Saturday, especially because families with children can do several activities in the museum today. On the ground floor there is an intimate room, which show a dozen amazing blow-ups of insects. The exhibit is called Microsculpture, and can be visited until the 21rd of April. This is a ground-breaking project by the British photographer Levon Biss. He presents different insects species which reveal breathtaking beauty, powerful colors and the intricate structure of the tiny animals. The insects really come to live on the black backgrounds, and the prinst have a very high quality. Also the images are incredible detailed. You can see the seams and lines of the transparent wings of the deep dark green Orchid cuckoo bee. You almost want to touch the furry skin of the Silver longhorn Beetle. And how about the magnificent patterns of the Jewel longhorned Beetle; it is almost hypnotizing. Biss has worked on macrophotography for the past five years. But actually he is more famous for his work on sports, reportage and portraiture. For Microsculpture he collaborated with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The reactions of the visiting children are interesting; on the one hand they are curious and impressed, but insects like the Marion Island Moth, the Flying Saucer Trench Beetle and especially the Tortoise Beetle and the Treehopper are also a bit scary. “They look like aliens”, I hear some kids say. And that is true, but also shows the power of macrophotography. Read in Blog 3 about my last visit to The Girl, the dress and the pearl.  Text & images: Angelique van Os | note: of course the credits of the origional images are of Levon Biss

Art & Culture 16 Mar '19

tefaf and the city (blog 1 - david lynch expo)

During the ten days of one of the world’s most famous art fair, TEFAF, the city of Maastricht is also extra hip and happening. From 14 to 24 March The city center seems to get the elegance artistic spirit and host special party’s, dinners, music, film and theatre shows, and of course several contemporary exhibitions. Journalist Angelique van Os had a glimpse of the extensive program of this TEFAF and the City and visited three museums in one day. Text & photo’s: Angelique van Os | Portrait by Josh Tellers & archive of the artist After one or two days roam at TEFAF, there is much more to explore in Maastricht. It is the first time that the city presents an extensive international program that is inspired by the fair. It is a collaboration of several forces, like the township of Maastricht, the Provence of Limburg to Maastricht Marketing and Chapeau Magazine.In addition to the MECC Congres which host big events like TEFAF, the city has many other interesting museums with permanent collections and contemporary exhibitions. I started my day with a visit to Some one is in my House (till 28/04) at the Bonnefantenmuseum. This exhibition shows the fascinated, bizarre dark world of cult director David Lynch (1946, Montana). The mysterious filmmaker of surrealist and disturbing movies like Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and the famous Twin Peak series, actually started his career as an artist. This exhibition is therefore focusing on his art. Over the past four decades he has created a rich oeuvre of paintings, drawings, photography, multi-media collages and installations. Hereby he is always trying to capture, process and translate the images inside his head. This exhibition shows his complete works for the first time outside the USA.Already in the first two rooms, the well-known underbelly, gut feeling comes alive looking at Lynch’s first important academic work, Six Men Getting Sick (1967). Lynch was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and had a revelation in 1966. During this time he found out he wanted to create moving paintings. Six Men… is his first art-combined work of sculpture, installation and audio. Safe placeA red line within the exhibition seems to be the lack of a safe environment, a careful home. In his work, houses have formed a leitmotif for Lynch. Although the filmmaker and artist had a happy childhood and warm memories of it, he experienced several aggressive and violent experiences during his studies in Philadelphia. This is where his work got his dark character. His house in Philly was everything but a safe place; children were shot outside his front door, stones were throne through his windows and burglars were sneaking around. Still, Lynch calls the city his greatest inspiration: “This place had a great mood – factories, smoke, railroads, diners, the strangest characters and the darkest nights (….)”, Lynch explains in the liner notes of the exhibition. DarkThe works of Lynch are everything but beautiful. They are not intent to be. Like his films, the paintings are ominous and dark, full of cryptically notes, using strange materials. Lynch says: “I like to be able to get dirty. I would like to roll in the mud. I like flesh, earth, fire, and smoke. I like organic phenomenon. I would like to bite my paintings. I like meat. I like ointment. I like grease. I like childlike things. I like crude, bad painting in a sophisticated way.” This is exactly how his art looks like. Sometimes even hard aggressive in your face, like the works in room 8, where the atmosphere of violent is dominated in grotesque works like Change the Fucking Channel Fuckface and the man who was shot 0.9502. Violent comedyAnd sometimes one can also find violent comedy in the work; like his latest works from 2009-2010 (room 13) which consist aggressive doll-like figures on large sheets of brown cardboard, mixed with bright lights, real clothing (underpants) in three dimensional elements. Absurdism of David Lync’s view of the world takes over, and it is clear that his movies are not separate from his work. Finally, I walk into the famous setting of the Twin Peaks curtain room. Where everything starts, ends and vanishes. Hearing the famous music score, I can almost see ‘bad evil’ Bob, and feel the spirit of Laura Palmer. I am fully awake after this intense exhibition, ready to explore the world of big and colorful insects of photographer Levon Biss. Read more about the other exhibitions in Blog 2TIP: Lumière Cinema has special film screenings of the films of David Lynch, titled A Retrospective. This include all his classics, and the fascinating documentary David Lynch: The Art Life, about his intimate journey through the formative years of his life. Check the webiste for the dates and time schedules.  

Art & Culture 16 Mar '19

tefaf 2019, overwhelms in every way (blog 2)

It is not only the variety of the art at TEFAF, what impresses; also the different stands are creating their own different and contrasting vibes. From modern marble objects presented in hard white light and ditto background, and dark mystic antique Asian and African figurines to colorful Classic settings which creates a museum-like atmosphere. Also in terms of food, everything has been thought of. There are several exclusive bars -from sushi to oysters- and during the day many culinary bites and snacks are offered. SoldierI am headed to some modern sections. A masterpiece is Poträt Hugo (Hugo Biallowons) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938; Galerie Henze & Ketter, stand 444). This striking oil on canvas from 1914 shows Hugo as a soldier. It is part of an intense series of paintings, images and litho’s, which show’s Hugo (who was a friend of Kirchner) during the First World War trenches. 3-dAlso interesting is the outstanding work of Barry X Ball (Fergus McCaffrey, stand 440), which catches my eye. The Sleeping Hemaphtodite (2008-2017) is inspired by the original Greek Thassos marble that is part of the Louvre. The artist used translucent pink Iranian onyx and created this work with the help of an out 3-d printer. Also his Purity bust is intriguing. The moving high-definition color video on plasma display titled Ancestors (2012) by Bill Viola, keeps pulling attention. Simply, because it keeps changing all the time, while the background stays the same.  At the same stand of the Tina Kim Gallery, there is another simple but fine work, which keeps changing: Mirror Gold (2018) by Anish Kapoor.I am continuing to Ben Brown Fine Arts, looking to a big colorful digital C-print, representing the Prado Museum by Vik Muniz. This is probably the most recent work, because it is produced this year.Going back in time again, the David Levy & Associës gallery shows a fine Asian inspired painting of Louis Anquetin (1881-1932) called Torse de Jeune fille, Juliette Vary (ca.1890). And just a bit further, the colorful motives of Robert Delaunay’s Les fenêtres sur la ville, première partie, deuxième motif 1912, is pulling me to the stand after I have finish my lunch at the salad & sandwich bar.Prints Upstairs, at the first floor, there are also several beautiful papers and prints. A good example is The Staircase at 54, rue de Seine, Paris. This is a pastel and gouache on board by Sam Szafran. In the same stand of Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, there is also a small showcase of some beautiful art nouveau and jugend still affiches from magazines like Vogue and Hazar’s Bazar. Finishing some of my modern impressions, I look at Andy Warhol’s Karen Kain, which is a screen print in colors with diamond dust, 1980. But the nice thing is that this print is next to several ancient and rare books from all different themes. That is also the nice thing about TEFAF, the galleries show their own little art worlds with sometimes different time frames, from old to modern.Read more about TEFAF at my final third Blog, Tribal and design. Angelique van Os  

Art & Culture 16 Mar '19

tefaf 2019, overwhelms in every way (blog 1)

There is the first time for everything. Even for a visit at the widely regarded world’s pre-eminent of fine art, antiques and design: TEFAF Maastricht. Established in 1988, the art event has a rich history and the critical standards of the art are getting higher every year. And for this edition the 279 exhibiting dealers include 40 new galleries, as several new discoveries and unpublished work.  Text & pictures: Angelique van Os I have just passed the entrance and face several ten meter high objects of lush and colorful flowers. In the middle of the space, visitor, mostly looking extravagant and exuberant, can relax on design chairs and sofas, drinking tea and coffee. Doing business and catching up with acquaintances. It is pretty crowded for a preview day. Whereas on the side, the art galleries stands look sophisticated, perfectly highlighted and presenting their masterpieces. Every time it feels like entering a tiny museum. It is obvious: this is where the international art community and where world’s top art dealers and experts comes together.   TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally - TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920. Also TEFAF represents different aspects of art movements from ancient paintings, antiques, La Haute Joailerie, Tribal, Modern, Design and work on paper. Some new names within the section Modern are Gallery Gmurzynska (USA), Simon Lee Gallery (UK), Pace Gallery (USA), Almine Rech (Belgium) and Sprüth Magers (UK).  Because I am a fan of ancient paintings and art that is where start. One of the first paintings which gets my attention is already a highlight: Femme nue couchée by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). The fine oil on canvas is presented by the New York gallery Dickinson (stand 402). Also a scene of women bathing in a Morrocan hamman – Les Baigneuses Du Harem, 1901- by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), shows beautiful colors and details. But there is no time to waste. I am a bit dazzled by tremendous offers of the fair. Some exhibitors have utilized every piece of the wall, creating a collage of paintings varying from landscapes, portraits, folk sceneries and still lives. Chasing treasuresAlso everywhere I look, there are religious scenes varying from the fourteenth till the nineteenth Century. A very ancient and special piece is a small panel on gold of The Virgin and Child by Paolo Veneziano (1200-Venice-1362, in the collection of Haboldt & Co). The expensive work is already sold. And that is no exception. Although the fair just started on Thursday the 14th, and will continue till March 24th, art collectors are chasing these treasures. So who is interesting to buy something in particular or special, has a lot of competition and cannot wait too long. That also counts for the amazing Two boys with a bladder by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), presented by Lowell Libson & Johnny Yarker LTD. The use of candlelight, surrounded by the dark background lifts the portrait of the boys.A newly discovered painting is Susanna and the Elders (1548) by the Flemish Renaissance Trailblazer Frans Floris de Vriendt (1519/20-1570). This large and early work is unveiled by Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art. The painter was more renowned in his day than Bruegel the Elder. The work shows a careful study of Roman antiques and influences from painters like Raphael. According to the TEFAF curators, the artist displays sensitivity to the handling of flesh, which was exceptional in the Netherlandish art at the time.  TemperaThe Spanish gallery Caylus shows some beautiful panels on wood, like Thomàs Giner’s Saint Martin dividing his Cloak with a bagger (ca. 1460). The clay technique that is used is called Tempera. Because of this, the very detailed relief splashes of the cloth. This technique is only possible to use on wood, because canvas is not strong enough for the clay. Also interesting is a modern photographic transfer on high-fired ceramic by Robert Rauschenberg, called Gilt (1983).        Although there is so much more to see, I have to move on to see other parts of the fair. Read more about my report in the next blog.  TIP: Some highlights that you must not miss:·      Dans le pre en automne a Eragny by Camile Pissarro (1830-1903). Gallery Richard Green, stand 302·      Portrait of a young Lady holding a cat by Antonio d’Ubertino Verdi (Bacchiacca, 1499-1572). Gallery Nicholas Hall, stand 342·      Still life of an illuminated manuscript. Unknown painter. Gallery Salomon Lilian, stand 309see also: tefaf.com EXTRA TIP: This year TEFAF expands its program with side events in the vivid city centre of Maastricht with TEFAF and the City. Read more about this in up-coming blogs.   

Art & Culture 15 Mar '19

tefaf maastricht weekend

Sometimes Pure Creatives works with guest writers. This weekend our Dutch collegue Angelique van Os (Pureoff theroad.com, Jazzism) is reporting from the divers and impressing international art fair TEFAF Maastricht, which just opened yesterday and continues till March 24th. Let’s see if she is able to spot some of the collectors highlights (see pics), and discover some interesting side events of TEFAFandthecity.com like #DavidLynch expo Someone is in my House. 

Business 08 Mar '19

market viewpoints: a g-2 world beckons

By: Manish SinghCrossbridge Capital LLP Chimerica: A G-2 world beckons The Chinese economy of today is a far cry from the days of Chairman Mao Zedong and the “Great Leap Forward” – his second Five Year Plan which lasted from 1958 to 1963 – and proved a complete disaster for China. It left millions of people dead and many more miserable for decades to come. Frank Dikötter a Dutch historian in his excellent book – “The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962–1976” – has painstakingly gone through the Chinese Communist Party’s own record and declassified letters of complaint, secret police reports, statistics, surveys and other archived papers, to draw the picture of misery that China was in the 1960s. By Dikötter’s count, the Cultural Revolution – formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution from 1966 until 1976 – left 45 million dead as Mao forced peasants off their land on to co-operative farms and mindless industrial projects. Mao wanted to lift Chinese steel production by putting the whole nation to work at over 600,000 backyard blast furnaces. Instead, he got famine and tens of millions dead. Mao had been warned by then Soviet Union leader, Nikita Khrushchev, that China’s course to industrialisation risked a famine. Khrushchev knew it from his own knowledge of Josef Stalin’s reckless ambition for industrial power that unleashed a famine in Russia in 1932-33 and killed up to five million in Ukraine, a country land rich and fertile for agriculture. Today however, China is the world’s second-largest economy using its wealth to build “colonies” around the world and the only real challenger to US hegemony. This miraculous turnaround achieved in just over 40 years – beginning with the “reform and opening up” of China in 1979 – has led to multiple years of double-digit growth (see chart below). At a time when American prestige is fading and China’s status is rising and as the US and China work to find a mutually acceptable trade deal and negotiate as equals, it is difficult to imagine how unequal the two nations were in 1979 – the year of the big reforms in China – let alone in 1949 when Mao established the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In 1979 China’s GDP stood at $178bn and was 6% of US GDP. Today, China’s GDP is 63% of US GDP ( chart below). The history of US-China relations is a fascinating read and China has gone from being a pariah state to the US in 1949 to its most important trade relationship in the world. So much so that we are heading into a G-2 world where China and the US will make rules for the rest of the world to follow. Europe is the big loser in all this and only has itself to blame – no structural reforms, low growth, high unemployment and an over-reliance on exports and not domestic demand. Feb. 28th, 2018.

Business 19 Feb '19

going global

FOUR speaks to Dr. Juerg Steffen, the CEO of the Henley & Partners Group, about the ins and outs of residence and citizenship planning – and how Henley & Partners became the global leaders in this field. Can you tell us a bit about your background, and how you got into your current role?My background is in private banking, with more than 25 years’ experience in this area. I hold a PhD degree in Law and have served as a director of leading private banks in Switzerland and Austria. After joining Henley & Partners, I built up the South East Asia region and worked as Group Chief Operating Officer for a number of years. Now I am delighted to step into my new role as the firm’s CEO. What exactly are the services that Henley & Partners offers, for those that don’t know about the company?We broadly offer two services.We are the industry leader in residence and citizenship planning, providing our clients with an A–Z service that includes real estate acquisition and property management. Alongside our private client business, we are also the preeminent advisor to sovereign states as regards the design and operational development of investment migration programs. Our government advisory practice has raised more than USD 8 billion in foreign direct investment for countries around the world.Because we have been involved in the design, set-up, and operation of the world’s most successful residence and citizenship programs, we understand the application processes for different programs on a very deep level — including the stringent due diligence procedures. For all these reasons, we are extremely well positioned to serve those interested in residence- and citizenship-by-investment, and to advise any sovereign state considering adding an investment migration option to its foreign direct investment strategy. What do you think has led to the increase in high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in recent years?There are an estimated 18.2 million high-net-worth individuals on the planet, and their collective wealth now sits at over USD 70 trillion. These remarkable numbers are expected to grow continually over the coming years. There are a number of potential reasons for this increase, including the fact that HNWIs are now found all over the world, whereas previously, wealth was concentrated in western markets and in countries of so-called ‘old money’. The rise of emerging markets in the Far East and Middle East, as well as in South America, has created a new class of HNWIs and led to a global increase in wealth. How and why does this affect wealth migration?The majority of millionaires relocate via dual citizenship, work transfers, spousal and family visas, as they have always done. However, the emergence of residence- and citizenship-by-investment programs over the past decade is having a growing impact on global wealth migration trends. Investment migration differs from other forms of migration in that individuals are required to make a significant economic contribution to the host country before they are admitted, as a sort of upfront demonstration of their commitment to the country’s prosperity and wellbeing. In exchange for this extraordinary contribution, individuals obtain either residence or citizenship rights in that country, as the case may be.Because these programs represent such a clear ‘win–win’ both for the countries administering them and for the individuals participating in them, their popularity is growing dramatically, and we expect this to continue. What are the effects of investment migration?Offering citizenship in return for investment is mutually beneficial for both successful applicants and the destination countries they choose. The inflows of funds from citizenship programs are considerable, and the macroeconomic implications for most sectors can be extensive. For receiving countries, wealth migration is a sustainable form of foreign direct investment. Just like traditional foreign direct investment, wealth migration increases the value of the receiving state, bringing in capital to both the public sector — in the form of donations to the government, tax payments, or treasury bond investments — and the private sector — in the form of investments in businesses, start-ups, or real estate.For HNWIs, a second or third passport grants holders the right to travel, trade, and settle in an expanded set of countries and regions, as well as access to all the benefits enjoyed by other citizens of the state in question (education, health care, voting rights, and so on). It also eliminates a great deal of the inconvenience and waiting time surrounding visa applications and passport renewal or replacement processes. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, an additional passport can quite literally save a person’s life in times of political unrest, civil war, and terrorism, or in other delicate political situations. Where do you see most of the HNWIs moving from and migrating to? – And why?For the third year running, Australia has been the most attractive migration destination for high-net-worth individuals: about 10,000 millionaires migrated there last year, mostly from China, India, and the UK. Experts have proposed a range of reasons for this, including lifestyle opportunities, political stability, proximity to Asian business markets, and relative safety for women.After Australia, the US, Canada, and the UAE continue to attract significant numbers of HNWIs, while Malta, Cyprus, Portugal, and Spain are also seen as highly appealing destinations for wealthy individuals in search of increased freedom and mobility. How great is the number of individuals who gain citizenship in a country through financial investment, but do not reside there? And how does this affect global wealth trends?The specific details about where HNWIs choose to reside and for how long is not information that is publicly available. However, it is safe to assume that beneficiaries of citizenship-by-investment are global citizens who often have multiple places of residence and do not see themselves as being tied to a single jurisdiction. It is also important to remember that the number of residence-by-investment programs far outstrips the number of citizenship-by-investment programs. What’s next or what do you predict for future wealth trends?Global citizenship is now an indispensable asset for wealthy individuals seeking to grow their business and increase opportunities for their family in today’s entirely globalized economy. In 2018, more than a third of global ultra-high-net-worth individuals hold an alternative passport, and another 29% are planning to obtain one.In general, we anticipate that overall demand for a second passport among wealthy individuals will continue to increase in 2019. More specifically, countries with residence- and citizenship-by-investment programs now account for about one in five wealthy individual migrations, and the ever-growing popularity of these programs indicates that they will continue to shape overall wealth migration trends.We also believe this demand will be met by increased supply. Sovereign states around the world are seeing the strategic value of investment migration over and above a non-debt baring liquidity injection. Many sovereign states understand that investment migration programs act as a remarkably successful FDI marketing platform that can attract capital and skills to an economy, thereby creating opportunity for all citizens. Want to know more? Head to Henley & Partners to read up further about their services.

Business 14 Feb '19

deal, no deal or second referendum?

Deal, No Deal or Second referendum? Aricle By:Manish Singh, CFAChief Investment OfficerCrossbridge Capital LLPJanuary, 21th, 2019.Last week, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer the head of the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Germany and the likely next Chancellor, as well as over two dozen other German luminaries from the fields of politics, art, industry and sport issued a plea to the UK to change its mind and stay in the European Union (EU). The letter published in The Times of London marks a significant shift in Berlin’s tone. It talks about the role of Britain – “we realise that the freedom we enjoy as Europeans today has in many ways been built and defended by the British people” and its continued importance to Europe’s future – “Without your great nation, this continent would not be what it is today: a community defined by freedom and prosperity.” And goes on to implore –“We would miss Britain as part of the European Union, especially in these troubled times. Therefore, Britons should know: from the bottom of our hearts, we want them to stay.”A bit too late in the day, I’d say. Where were these good people before the referendum in 2016? That was the time for the esteemed leaders of the EU to give then UK Prime Minister David Cameron a worthy deal that he could sell to the British people. Instead, they gave him a bag of crisp hot Brussels air which Cameron tried to present to the British voters as a “great win,” and was repudiated. The realisation is dawning on many in the EU that a No Deal Brexit would hit the EU very hard and is therefore an undesirable outcome.  After hoping and wrongly presuming that the UK would cancel Brexit (a ludicrous thought that only highlights the gulf in understanding between the UK and the Continent), it is only now – after being convinced of the likelihood of collateral damage in its own country – that Germany is taking a more conciliatory approach. The realisation is finally dawning on many in Europe that a No Deal Brexit would hit the EU very hard and is therefore an undesirable outcome.Anyone with any interest in Germany and the EU and where they’re headed, would be well served to read the masterful analysis of the topic in the book Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way. It is written by Sir Paul Lever, former British Ambassador to Germany and a senior member of the European Commission in Brussels who attended all European Council meetings from February 1979-85. In its institutional form, he suggests that the EU looks and “will continue to look like Germany” and that its “leadership of the EU is geared principally to the defence of German national interests.” His conclusion is that Germany will prevent the creation of the “all-powerful European super-state that ” and in 20 years’ time many (Brits) will have forgotten Britain was ever a member of the EU to make them regret their choice” and “others… may wonder what all the fuss was about.” I recommend the book highly.Last week also saw UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffer the largest parliamentary defeat in British political history, as the House of Commons rejected her Deal on Europe by 432 to 202 votes. By any yardstick, the defeat that May suffered is entirely of her own making. Tin-eared, distant, and reticent don’t even begin to define the approach she took to agreeing a “Withdrawal Agreement” with an intransigent EU. May couldn’t persuade a starving man to eat with the approach she has taken thus far. Tories must fear a terrible drubbing at the elections, if May continues as PM. Thankfully, she has promised she won’t lead the Tories into the next election. So, what’s next?To those who say “No Deal” is off the table or Brexit could be cancelled, I say this – No deal is not “on the table” but it is in the Statute Books. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 was passed through both Houses of Parliament and became law by Royal Assent on 26 June 2018. 498 of 650 MPs voted to trigger Article 50 i.e. a clear and overwhelming commitment to leave the EU. Over 80% of MPs subsequently were re-elected in 2017 on manifestos pledging to implement Brexit. Legally, in the absence of an agreed deal, the UK, therefore, will leave with “No Deal” on March 29, unless the Article 50 deadline is extended by the mutual agreement of the EU and the UK. A No Deal, however, doesn’t mean “crashing out” as some like to fear monger. It just means agreeing a set of side deals and a temporary return to WTO rules for trading, until new trade deals and arrangements are worked out between both parties.As I said on Bloomberg TV last week- I still believe that the UK will leave the EU with a deal. An extension of Article 50 is likely to give enough time to conclude a deal. There will be a transition period in which the UK will be part of the customs union and at the end of the transition period, the EU and the UK will move on to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). As far as the UK is concerned the “freedom of movement” of workers is a red line and will not be up for negotiation. The EU doesn’t want a No Deal scenario. Nor does the UK for that matter. A No Deal would be very inconvenient for the UK in the short term, as details of new arrangements are worked out, but it would be a growing tragedy for the EU to lose a nation it has a big trade deficit with. Besides a No Deal at, minimum, means: Immediate halt to the £39 billion “divorce payment” to the EUNo further annual contributions of £13 billion to the EU budgetThe EU’s entire exports to the UK – £341 billion last year would be put at riskA severe macroeconomic calamity for IrelandThis, at a time when the economic woes of Germany (the driver of the EU 27) are growing as it is hit by weaker exports to China and elsewhere, as well as softer demand at home. A German slowdown is already ringing alarm bells in Brussels and at the European Central Bank (ECB). Weaker German growth is very bad news for the rest of the European continent, where many economies are linked to the demands of the German export machine and German consumers. For instance, Germany is France and Italy’s top export destination with 15% of total French exports and 12.5% of total Italian exports going to Germany. A slowdown in Germany would hit France and Italy hard. The possibility of a No Deal or messy Brexit, populism and unrest in France, mounting US protectionism and the slowdown in China all are major headwinds for Germany and the Eurozone. China is Germany’s largest trading partner ahead of the US. If that’s not enough, cast your mind back to last July and the Trump-Juncker conference that temporarily diffused the risk of damaging tariffs on EU auto exports to the US, in return for the EU pledging to work to achieve “zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods.” Fast forward 6 months, and the EU is now being accused by US officials of dragging its feet on trade talks in the hopes of waiting out the Trump administration. It won’t end well if you know what Trump is like. President Donald Trump is about to conclude a trade deal with China. With the Mexico-Canada and China deals completed, all efforts and urgency will go into taking on what Trump likes to call the EU’s “unfair trade deal” with the US that “robs” the US and treats it like a “piggy bank”. Expect fireworks soon. I see a second referendum as the least likely outcome. A general election is more likely than a second referendum. We know that the country is divided roughly down the middle – half favouring Leave and half favouring Remain. A new referendum will only frustrate those who voted to leave and waste valuable time and resources. Even if there were a second referendum, in my opinion, Leave is likely to win again. In a tweet, Robbie Gibb, Director of Communication at 10 Downing Street reminded us as much – “1.9 million Leave voters say they would now vote to Remain. But 2.4 million Remain voters would now vote to Leave. The country hasn’t changed its mind.” Remember also that the voters were told the Brexit referendum was a “once in a lifetime vote” and 3 years is not a lifetime by any stretch of the imagination. For many in the UK – whether Remainer or Brexiteer, a second vote amounts to a violation of democracy. As for GBP/USD, the UK economic data on a relative basis is getting better and the US is unlikely to raise rates until the summer given concern about the economic slowdown in the US. Therefore I see GBP/USD getting to 1.32 by June, creeping up to 1.36 or higher by September and 1.40 or higher next year. Link to the newsletter: https://www.crossbridgeconnect.com/january-2019-market-viewpoints/ --------------------------------------------------Manish Singh, CFAChief Investment OfficerCrossbridge Capital LLP9 South StreetLondon W1K 2XA

Other 24 Jan '19

the 2019 henley & partners global mobility report

The 2019 Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility ReportThe 2019 Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility Report is a unique publication that brings together commentary from leading scholars and professional experts on the major trends shaping global and regional mobility patterns today.In addition, the report features fresh analysis of the latest developments on the Henley Passport Index, original scholarly research into the relationship between democracy and travel freedom, and on-the-ground insights into the future of migration technology.Download the 2019 Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility Reporthttps://www.henleyglobal.com/files/download/HPI2019/HPI%20Global%20Mobility%20Report_Final_190104.pdf 

News, Media & Society 22 Jan '19

patek philippe may come up for sale?

Patek Philippe Watchmaker May Come Up for Sale SIHH speculation perhaps?  ZURICH, Switzerland — Patek Philippe, the closely held maker of $10,000-plus Calatrava watches, may be coming up for sale, according to analysts at Berenberg who cited industry talk. The 180-year-old Swiss watchmaker could fetch 7 billion to 9 billion euros ($8 billion to $10 billion), analysts led by Zuzanna Pusz wrote in a note. Patek Philippe has been owned by the Stern family for almost a century, and Thierry Stern became the company’s chairman in 2009. “It was interesting to hear in the corridors of the Geneva watch salon that a potential sale of the high-end watch brand Patek Philippe could be approaching soon,” the analysts wrote, noting that it could be just a rumor. A Patek spokeswoman declined to comment except to say deal speculation tends to occur during the annual watch fairs in Switzerland, including last week’s Geneva show. A sale of Patek Philippe would upend the watch industry and could lead to a bidding war, as it’s one of the last prize assets that hasn’t fallen into the hands of a luxury conglomerate. Swatch Group AG, which has bought up brands including Omega, and Richemont, which owns Cartier, make more than half of Swiss watches. Patek Philippe has sales of 1.5 billion francs, according to Berenberg estimates. On its website, the company says its “intention is to independently pursue the path that led to its success.” “We understand that one of the largest conglomerates in the sector would likely be interested in the asset given its currently relatively low exposure to the watch category,” the analysts wrote. Pusz wasn’t immediately available to comment further. Two years ago, family-owned Breitling was sold to private-equity owners CVC Capital Partners for more than 800 million euros. In 2014, Stern told Swiss newspaper Le Temps that the company may eventually need to leave Geneva or put itself up for sale if its tax burden wasn’t reduced. Months later, the company announced a 450 million-franc ($451 million) investment plan in the canton. Stern’s wife, Sandrine, works in design at Patek Philippe. Their children are in their teens, and Patek’s chairman has said he wouldn’t push them into the business if they didn’t want to join. By: https://www.businessoffashion.com

Business 14 Jan '19

natural spring water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ZeaWL88Cc

Other 08 Jan '19

the henley passport index 2019

Asian Countries Dominate When It Comes to Passport Power in 2019Japan goes into the new year holding 1st place on the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. In a further display of Asian passport power, Singapore and South Korea now sit in joint 2nd place, with access to 189 destinations around the globe. This marks a new high for South Korea, which moved up the ranking following a recent visa-on-arrival agreement with India. Germany and France remain in 3rd place going into 2019, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 188.The US and the UK continue to drop down the Henley Passport Index — which is based on authoritative data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) — and now sit in joint 6th place, with access to 185 destinations. This is a significant fall from the 1st place position that these countries held in 2015. Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Sweden now hold joint 4th place, while Spain and Luxembourg are in 5th. As they have done for much of the index’s 14-year history, Iraq and Afghanistan remain at the bottom of the ranking, with access to just 30 visa-free destinations.Turkey’s recent introduction of an online e-Visa service has resulted in some interesting changes to the overall rankings. As of October 2018, citizens of over 100 countries (including Canada, the UK, Norway, and the US) must apply for an e-Visa before they travel to Turkey, instead of being able to do so on arrival. While this specific change means that a number of countries have dropped slightly in the rankings, it does not alter the overwhelmingly positive effect of the wider global tendency towards visa-openness and mutually beneficial agreements. Historical data from the Henley Passport Index shows that in 2006, a citizen, on average, could travel to 58 destinations without needing a visa from the host nation; by the end of 2018, this number had nearly doubled to 107.Dr. Christian H. Kälin, Group Chairman of Henley & Partners and the inventor of the Passport Index concept, says this latest ranking shows that despite rising isolationist sentiment in some parts of the world, many countries remain committed to collaboration. “The general spread of open-door policies has the potential to contribute billions to the global economy, as well as create significant employment opportunities around the world. South Korea and the United Arab Emirates’ recent ascent in the rankings are further examples of what happens when countries take a proactive foreign affairs approach, an attitude which significantly benefits their citizens as well as the international community.”Countries Continue to Embrace Mutually Beneficial Migration Asian countries’ continued dominance of the Henley Passport Index reflects the extraordinary effect that international mobility and migration has had on the region. The full scope of this impact is explored in the recently launched 2019 edition of the Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility Report – a unique publication that offers cutting-edge analysis and commentary from leading scholars and professional experts on the latest trends shaping international and regional mobility patterns today.Commenting in the report, Dr. Parag Khanna, the Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap in Singapore, notes: “China’s Thousand Talents scheme, Thailand’s entrepreneur visa, and similar initiatives from the UAE to Singapore show many states sustaining a high comfort level with mutually beneficial economic migration.”China’s steady ascent up the rankings over the past few years is a clear demonstration of this. In 2017, the country was ranked 85th, with citizens able to access just 51 destinations. Going into 2019, China sits in 69th place, with its nationals now able to access 74 countries and territories around the world. Commenting in the report, Froilan Malit, an Associate at the Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) program and a Fellow at Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders (CIFAL), says: “Overall, international migration has not only helped stabilize economic growth in Asia Pacific but enabled many labor-sending South and Southeast Asian countries to sustain strong economic growth, even in times of crisis.”As is clear from the United Arab Emirates’ continued upward trajectory, the Middle Eastern powerhouse has taken a similar approach to Asian high performers. Now holding top spot in the region at 22nd place globally on the Henley-IATA index, with its citizens able to access 164 destinations around the globe, the nation recently signed agreements with a number of countries, including Mexico, Japan, and Sierra Leone. Commenting on the UAE’s recent partnerships with African nations, Ryan Cummings, Director of Signal Risk, says: “The United Arab Emirates has demonstrated a penchant for reciprocating visa deregulation as the country aims to attract diverse skill-sets and increase the power of its own passport.”Cummings suggests that the African continent would also benefit from this more expansive approach: “Africa continues to lag behind the rest of the world. That said, it is certainly moving in the right direction in terms of enhancing visa openness. Over the past year, several African countries – notably Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia and Senegal – relaxed visa requirements, with the intention of enhancing trade, co-operation, and security.”Looking ahead: Brexit, the US, and changing alliances The 2019 Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility Report offers fascinating insight into what the coming year might hold in terms of visa freedom and travel access. Experts anticipate that neither the US nor EU member states are in line to substantially revise their current visa policies, whereas countries in other parts of Europe (such as citizenship-by-investment newcomers Moldova and Montenegro), as well as those in Asia and the Middle East, look set to continue seeking visa-waiver agreements with diplomatic allies.A question mark remains over the ultimate impact of Brexit. While the deal hangs in the balance, it is difficult to anticipate what the ultimate ramifications will be for EU and UK citizens, as well as for EU and UK trade and co-operation. Commenting in the report on the potential impact of Britain’s changing relationship with the EU, Prof. Simone Bertoli, Professor of Economics at Université Clermont Auvergne (CERDI) in France and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics in Germany, says: “London’s finance sector could lose a substantial part of its appeal, and other European countries (notably, France, Germany, and Ireland) could decide to strengthen policy measures to attract financial sector workers.”Finally, insights from the report show that the ever-growing trend towards visa-openness is unlikely to slow down. Overall, 2019 looks set to hold some surprises in the travel freedom space as more countries and citizens embrace the benefits of global mobility.Citizenship-by-investment countries consolidate their respective positionsAs in 2018, countries with citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programs continue to hold their strong positions. Malta, for instance, sits in 9th spot, with access to 182 destinations around the world. St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda hold 27th and 28th spot respectively, while Moldova remains in a strong position at 46th place, with citizens able to access 122 countries. A recent agreement signed between St. Kitts and Nevis and Belarus, due to come into effect in the coming months, will further strengthen the St. Kitts and Nevis passport, and enhance the travel freedom of its citizens.Dr. Juerg Steffen, the CEO of Henley & Partners, says: “The enduring appeal of investment migration programs shows that more and more people are embracing alternative citizenship as the best way to access previously unimagined opportunities and improve their passport power. Additionally, it is no surprise that countries are increasingly looking to launch CBI programs, which attract talented individuals and bring enormous economic and societal benefits.”

Other 30 Dec '18

2019

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Travel & Events 27 Dec '18

hot spring ( onsen )

With all Japan has to offer, it clearly attracts people with an endless variety of interests. But no matter who you are and what you get up to during the day, the best way to start or end it is with a soak in the hot springs. Onsen are communal baths with natural spring water. The waters are said to contain healing properties—and even if they didn’t, relaxing in the peaceful baths with your friends and family is healing enough all on its own.

Restaurants & Clubs 23 Dec '18

lobster gogo nyc - now open!!!

Are you planning on visiting NYC or are you already here?Come join me at the brand new LOBSTER GOGO at the new multi-Billion dollar Howard Hughes Seaport District renovation in lower Manhattan. With amazing water views, enjoy our AWESOME Lobster, Shrimp, Crab rolls or salads, Soups, sweets and snacks.Very necessary on all NYC trips!

Art & Culture 18 Dec '18

artist klimkouski kicked out of miami art show

Artist Yaraslav Klimkouski was kicked out of the Miami Art show Spectrum. On Dec. 5th, 2018, Key West based Artist Yaraslave Klimkouski was removed from the art show Spectrum in MIami during the Art Basel Miami week. Miljonet was there to see Klimkouski do his "live perforance" on his booth at Spectrum, when the situation was getting out of hand. Klimkousky was in full trance when he was painting and the spectators could see him work and putting all his passion and anger into the creative process. Paint was flying around his booth reaching the spectators and unfortunately also ruining a $1000,00 Gucci dress and it was also on the floor, walls and on the art of the surrounding galleries. The crowd went wild and was bidding on his work until the organisation asked the artist to stop because of the damage and complaints from the other galleries. Klimkouski got so angry and decided to throw paint to everyone that was around him, including the surounding gallery booths. When he decided to also paint the floor, it became too much for the organisaion and Klimkouski was arrested and removed from the exhibtion. The rest of the art week the booth of Klimkouski remained closed. His 3 years of preperation for this show was ruined in only one hour; However the artists (aka "the artist that was kicked out of Spectrum") reputation went sky high. He was the talk of the town and it definitely increased the value of his work. He was the most talked about artist in Miami. Miljonet is currently in touch with the artist in order to get a piece of artwork of the exhibition to offer for sale on Miljonet. About the Artist: In December 2012 he had his first exhibition at the artistic district of 5th Av. New York City The Artist: "Now I'm just trying to be myself and When I paint, I try to project myself onto the canvas – nothing fake, just the trut"h. "I try to project my life, my emotions, my mind, creating a subjective but true vision of reality and feelings." "My paintings are studies in contrasts. They take the form of “arguments” – struggles between my spiritual side and what I call the “side of true existence.” I never try to ignore the darker side of my unconscious mind – I am unafraid to face, express and challenge my own imperfections, weaknesses and moral destitution in my art, with the aim of better understanding myself and society"

29 Nov / 1 Dec AE, Abu Dhabi

amber lounge abu dhabi

Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi Saturday and Sunday night hosts the climatic conclusion of the F1 calendar and the ultimate GP end of season After Parties. Step aboard the Amber Lounge Yacht before heading to Amber Lounge.

20 / 22 Sep SG, Singapore

amber lounge singapore

Go straight from paddock to the Amber Lounge Singapore party, where once again F1 drivers walk the catwalk then celebrate at the Fashion after party. Sunday hosts the F1 driver GP After Party. Contact us for more details.

23 / 26 May MC, Monaco-Ville

monaco gp 2019

An ultimate weekend experience offering VIP trackside race viewing yachts, a one-of-a-kind F1 Driver Fashion Show, Dining, live Charity Auction, and three nights of After Parties with international DJ’s and live entertainment.

News, Media & Society 10 Dec '18

relocating to austria and switzerland

https://www.henleyglobal.com/files/download/relocating-austria-switzerland.pdf 

12 / 14 Nov GB, London

13th global citizenship conference

Henley & Partners is pleased to host its 13th annual Global Citizenship Conference in London in November 2019. Following the unprecedented success of the 12th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference in Dubai, we expect the conference in London to be even larger and more influential than before. The annual event has become the world’s largest and most significant conference on investment migration. In celebration of the conference’s 13th successful year, we again expect well over 400 attendees, a multitude of industry leaders, top-tier international service providers, and senior government officials who will share first-hand information on the latest developments in residence and citizenship planning.

Art & Culture 27 Nov '18

we are the children - directors cut.

Directors cut of We Are The Children which combined solidarity of cultural differences and music between the Children of the Apulia region, Italy and X2 orphanages in Kenya which we visited and included donations of over 120kg.In this trailer it tells the story of Walter of which if it hadn’t have been for Dream Children’s Home, he would not be alive today. It also includes the charity WEEP “Women Equality Empowerment Project” which helps ladies with HIV encourage them back into society, teaching them crafts, jewellery making and so much more. Thank you for your visit.