Dubai-based artist Sacha Jafri has sold his 17,000-square-foot painting for Dhs227,757,000 (USD 62 million), more than twofold what the artist had at first wanted to raise via its deal. Continues from the deal will be made to a few charities including Dubai Cares, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the Global Gift Foundation.
The painting named ‘The Journey of Humanity’ was bought by Andre Abdoune at a cause auction that occurred at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai on March 22, 2021.
Originally, it was intended to be separated into 70 pieces and auctioned all through 2021, yet Abdoune has now bought it totally.
“At the point when I was a child, I had nothing to eat. Presently I have something to eat. It was my dream in my life to accomplish something astonishing for my children, for my father. I chatted with Sacha and I found the venture and love he put into this painting was so astounding. For my entire life I was planning to help children. Each dollar can mean something. On the off chance that we do it together, we offer desire to these children and their future,” said Abdoune.
The painting which was created inside the ballroom of the Atlantis over a seven-month time span a year ago as of late packed away the Guinness World Record for the biggest craftsmanship canvas in the world.
The Journey of Humanity is essential for Sacha Jafri’s charitable activity Humanity Inspired that was dispatched in 2020 under the support of Sheik Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, in association with Dubai Cares and Atlantis, The Palm.
“As an artist and a philanthropic for over 25 years, this is a second in my life; this is a second for humanity. Toward the start of my Humanity Inspired activity, I had a dream to reconnect our messed up planet through the hearts, brains and spirits of the children of the world. We have come one bit nearer to accomplishing this, on account of Andre,” said Jafri.
Dubai Cares will course the funds raised during the historical auction to Humanity Inspired’s recipient accomplices including UNICEF, UNESCO, The Global Gift Foundation and Dubai Cares for various projects pointed toward tending to issues identified with children’s digital admittance to connectivity and learning, just as healthcare and disinfection.
Select pieces from the record-breaking artwork are shown at the Leila Heller Gallery, the biggest in the UAE, situated at the Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.
Aside from the primary painting, two other collector pieces were additionally sold during the auction including the Brushes Piece – an artwork created by Jafri of the original brushes utilized in the creation of the record-breaking masterpiece just as an outlined piece, Clothing Worn by the Artist featuring the attire Jari wore while creating the artwork.