BBeyond Magazine features some of the world’s most prestigious private collections of art, antiquities, and more – interviewing the renowned, creative, and eccentric personalities who have curated them.

Everyone who has money can buy or rent a large house/estate/private island. You can spot the truly exceptional by the art they collect and invest in. HNW individuals are notorious for framing ‘cheques’ for display purposes – cheques, in this context, being easily recognisable brand name works that scream ‘I am loaded’.

The 1 percent collects thoughtfully and methodically, building an asset for posterity or for investment, mostly both. The serious art collector can manipulate the market and make or break the reputation of an artist.