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World’s largest painting to raise Dh110 million for kids

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A British artist and philanthropist has owned the title of ‘The Largest Art Canvas’ in the world with a Guinness World Record set in Dubai. The title of painting is ‘The Journey of Humanity’, is part of Dubai-based Sacha Jafri’s charitable initiative ‘Humanity Inspired’. The record-breaking painting measures over 17,000 square feet.

The initiative step, one of the world’s largest social, artistic and philanthropic projects and goals to raise more than Dh100 million to support children and youngsters worldworld affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The amazing giant canvas took 28 weeks to create starting from March to September20. Spending 20 hours per day on the art piece. Jafri used 1,065-paint brushes and as well as a whopping 6,300 litres of paint in order to complete the art. It is inside the ballroom of Atlantis, The Palm, which is now an art studio.

The painting was later distributed into number, sign, catalogued and framed canvases. A total of 70 frame pieces of the art piece will sold in four auctions in 2021.

Later, the funds raised will go to charitable initiatives in many fields.

Jafri said: “It was an honour to receive the Guinness World Records™ title for my project ‘The Journey of Humanity’. This is just the beginning of the ‘Humanity Inspired’ journey. ‘Humanity Inspired’ and ‘The Journey of Humanity’ represent much more than just creative work. It is also my initiative for true societal change through the minds, hearts and souls of the children and youth of the world a springboard for a better future for all humanity.

He added “If one person can spend twenty hours a day (with only four hours of sleep) for 7 months continuously, creating a painting of over 17,000 square feet, imagine what 7.5 billion people could do together if we stopped discrimination, judgement and agenda. One World, One Soul, One Planet’,”

From February to May 2021, few select pieces from ‘The Journey of Humanity’, along with Sacha Jafri’s celebration of ‘18yr Retrospective Collection’ will on display at the largest gallery in the UAE. The Leila Heller Gallery located in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. The internationally acclaimed gallerist Leila Heller helm this gallery. Who is also famous for her New York gallery featuring works by Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons and Keith.

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