Holding the title for the World’s Largest Art Canvas in the World is ‘The Journey of Humanity’ created by British artist and philanthropist Sacha Jafri. The art piece was part of his charitable initiative ‘Humanity Inspired’ and the art was auctioned for AED227.7 million.
The artwork was created to raise money for children who were most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Surpassing all expectations, the painting raised double the amount when it went to a charity auction in Dubai.
Jafri’s ‘The Journey of Humanity’ was sold for AED227.7 million at the charity auction in Atlantis, The Palm on March 22.
As an artist and a humanitarian for more than 25 years, this is a moment in my life; this is a moment for humanity. At the beginning of my “Humanity Inspired” initiative, I had a vision to reconnect our broken planet through the hearts, minds and souls of the children of the world. I feel in my heart that we have come one step closer to achieving this tonight, thanks to Andre
Artist Sacha Jafri said.
The painting was originally meant to be sectioned into 70 different pieces and sold separately. With the entire purchase being made by Abdoune, the whole artwork will remain together.
Andre Abdoune purchased ‘The Journey of Humanity’ for AED227.7 million which converts to $62 million USD
It was my dream in my life to do something amazing for my children, for my father. I talked with Sacha and I discovered the investment and love he put into this painting was so amazing. All my life I was aiming to help children. When I was a child, I had nothing to eat. Now I have something to eat. We all have to do something. Every dollar can mean something. If we do it together, we give hope to these children and their future. I would also like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who is always keen to help children. The UAE shows us the way, we have to follow it. The impossible is possible. I want to say that this is just the first step for ‘Humanity Inspired,’
Andre Abdoune, said.