An art work created from the world’s largest canvas painting has offered for $62 million in Dubai, the second costliest painting offered at public sale by a residing artist.
The unique painting, The Journey of Humanity by British artist Sacha Jafri, holds the Guinness World Report for the largest artwork canvas.
Painted on one massive canvas on the ballroom flooring of the Atlantis lodge in Dubai over seven months of the coronavirus pandemic, the canvas was break up into 70 heaps for sale.
They have been all purchased collectively by Andre Abdoune, a French nationwide residing in Dubai who has a cryptocurrency enterprise.
Jafri’s goal had been to lift $30 million for charities by auctioning the 1,800 sq. metres of canvas in sections, however Abdoune put in a bid for the whole work.
Abdoune stated he’s planning a “second step” for the painting, hoping to lift much more cash for charity, with out giving additional particulars. For now, he intends to go away the painting in Dubai.
“The goal was all the time to alter the lives of kids world wide and attempt to reconnect humanity,” stated Jafri, who integrated work in his work from kids in greater than 140 international locations.
“The purity of intention that solely kids have, did one thing actually highly effective,” he stated.
The charities set to learn embrace UNICEF, UNESCO, International Reward Basis, and Dubai Cares.
Jafri, who was in the United Arab Emirates when a coronavirus lockdown was imposed, got here up with the idea for the work with themes of connection and isolation.
He used 1,065 paint brushes and 6,300 litres of paint.
The most costly painting by a residing artist offered at public sale was David Hockney’s 1972 Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) which in 2018 offered for $90.3 million.
In March, a digital art work offered for practically $70 million in the primary sale by a serious public sale home of a bit of artwork that doesn’t exist in bodily type.