How the Art World Rallied to Rebuild Lebanon

JW Anderson and Ai Weiwei join Beirut Re-Store in support of the nation

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In the wake of the blast at Beirut’s port on August 4th, industries across the globe stepped up to support the nation. Beirut Re—store is making sure the art and fashion worlds do their part

Lebanese sisters Laura and Sophie Tabet launched the platform, rallying up everyone from JW Anderson to Ai Weiwei to support Lebanon after the devastating explosion. The duo curated a sizable selection of one-off photographs, paintings, sculptures, jewellery by some of the world’s biggest artists and designers, with all the proceeds going to charity. 

 

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The artists donated their works to Beirut Re—Store, and 100 percent of the proceeds will make their way to non-profit organizations working to rebuild the Middle Eastern nation, including Lebanese Red Cross, Lebanese Food Bank, Beit El Barak, and Ya Byout Beirut. 

Yes, that means you can order pieces from Yohji Yamamoto Archive and it all goes to Lebanon’s most credible charities. The roster also includes rare vintage finds like a pair of John Galliano for Christian Dior AW 2003 sunglasses, the Dimitra Petsa dress worn by Gigi Hadid for her pregnancy photo shoot, alongside pieces by emerging designers like Louisa Ballou and Martine Rose. 

 

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For art enthusiasts, your next score awaits at Beirut Re—Store. Photographers Ronan McKenzie, Gui Rosa, and Jenna Westra donated limited-edition and archival prints you’re going to want to get your hands on. 

Original works by Hungarian artist Peter Puklus, Walter Dahn, and Wilfrid Wood are also available for you to shop. In total, 144 artists have contributed to the online marketplace with over 188 artworks on sale.  

 

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This week, BeirutRe—store is collaborating with Creatives for Lebanon, another intiative sparked up by other Lebanese creatives for a pop-up, which will launch on October 30. 

“A common thread that brings us together: Our heritage and passion for Lebanon, a love of the arts and a desire to be active citizens to creatively support and re-build our community,” said Creatives for Lebanon in a statement. 

With Creatives for Lebanon’s founding team including Eli Rezkallah, Racil Chalhoub, and Sabine Getty, we can only expect yet another fine selection added to the marketplace’s roster. 

 

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As for now, prices on Beirut Re—Store range from $14- $24,000, so regardless of your budget, there’s something for you there. The marketplace will run through January 2021. 

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