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Jaguar Magazine #08

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  • Capoeira
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In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.

Money than five times

Money than five times their original price. Kanye’s Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October shoes on sale for 0 in 2014 are now worth over ,000. And 2008 Nike Air Yeezy 1 Black Glow (made as a sample) sold for 0,000 on Rare Pair New York. Yeezy is applying its profits to sustainability – its headquarters is a 4,000-acre ranch in Cody, Wyoming, where it’s experimenting with cotton hydroponics, which will vastly decrease the amount of water needed to produce a crop. (Cotton is one of the least environmentally friendly materials, requiring 10,000 litres of water for each kilogram of material produced.) Hedonistic young investors who might once have been steered towards the usual wine, watches or whisky are now actively considering pre-owned as an ethical choice. Karl Hermanns, Global Managing Director of the Classic Art Group at Christie’s Auction House observes: “Millennials are rapidly becoming our major customers, and they’re thinking more consciously about sustainability. We’re seeing a real interest in things that Natuzzi Ergo furniture is classy, comfortable and sustainable of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, have already fallen victim to the ravages of time (in this case, rot). As Hermanns tactfully comments: “How much of contemporary art will stand the test of time?” Another factor for environmentally minded investors to consider when buying pre-owned from auction houses is where their money’s actually going. In 2019, Christie’s New York held the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars ever offered at auction, The David Gilmour Guitar Collection. The 126 lots from the Pink Floyd front man raised .5m, and proceeds all went to the pioneering environmental law charity ClientEarth. “WE’RE ON THE VERGE OF A SECOND CUSTOMER REVOLUTION” Richard Curtis have been pre-owned.” Hermanns says the trend is most apparent in decorative arts – antique furniture, sculpture and porcelain. “Over the last few decades, antique furniture and Old Master paintings weren’t the most fashionable things to have in your home – but now our clients are looking at these things afresh and seeing their investment value when compared to contemporary art and design. These objects have the advantage of having been passed down hundreds of years without consuming any more of our planet’s limited resources. Plus, you’re getting something with more character – a patina built up over centuries.” So while a Brit school work by the Chapman Brothers or Damien Hirst might look like an attractive investment, you’re buying when the market is at its peak. And there’s the longevity of the piece to bear in mind. Oil paintings are designed to last, whereas some conceptual pieces, such as the tiger shark in Hirst’s The Physical Impossibility Even if the nearly m price paid for the legendary Black Stratocaster played on The Dark Side of the Moon seems a little steep, you might still think that a pre-owned guitar would be a good ethical investment. After all, just like investing in decorative arts, you’re effectively bypassing the resource-hungry manufacture process to obtain something beautiful that already exists. As Lou Carlozo from MoneyUnder30.com says: “No stock, bond or title ranks as cool as an investment you can plug into a Marshall amp and turn up to 11.” But potential guitar investors have to buckle up, because they’re in for a wild ride. Take a 1956 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, which originally cost around 0. In 2002 you could buy one for ,500. Just four years later, they soared to ,000. Then, after the financial crash, the Les Paul’s value had plunged down to ,000. Today, a tidy example fetches around ,000 – so yes, you’re still in the money, but you have to be courageous, patient and accept wild fluctuations. As Carlozo says: “The worst that could happen is that you wind up with a basement full of really cool guitars. And, if the market recovers to anything like the previous decade, returns of 30 to 300 per cent are entirely feasible.” But perhaps the first place for ethical investors to start should be one of the most important investments we make for our futures – our pensions. The filmmaker Richard Curtis is known for heartwarming, nonchallenging movies such as Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral. But he’s recently begun to challenge the sustainability of pension funds. In 2020, he launched Make My Money Matter – a campaign to encourage people to question where their money is being invested and to choose investments that will actively benefit the environment. “We are on the edge of the second customer revolution,” he says, “where the public realises just how powerful their money can be.” Co-founder Jo Corlett adds: “We will help move trillions from investments which are ecologically destructive, socially divisive and economically unsustainable into those which drive the Global Goals and 2015 Paris Agreement.” Invest wisely – and have fun. J 60 / Jaguar Magazine Jaguar Magazine / 61

 

JAGUAR MAGAZINE

 

Jaguar Magazine celebrates creativity in all its forms, with exclusive features that inspire sensory excitement, from beautiful design to cutting-edge technology.

In this issue, we explore the art of creativity from the Brazilian masters who devised the graceful art of Capoeira, to the Irish artists mixing new culture with old. You will also discover the creative line that links Victorian wallpaper to the iPhone. While the multi-talented actor and performer, Riz Ahmed, explains why it is the right time to reveal his true self to the world.

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