Sacha Jafri, contemporary British artist is doing isolation and social distancing in a larger than life style. The Dubai-based artist is currently creating the world’s largest canvas painting. Christened ‘The Journey of Humanity’, the artist’s mission is to connect the world through the largest painting ever created on canvas. Once completed, the artwork will be up for auction in December hoping to raise $30 million for charity.
Jafri is working on the world’s biggest canvas painting since the month of May in Dubai. He is creating the artwork in two large ballrooms at Hotel Atlantis, The Palm. ‘The Journey of Humanity’ will be the size of two football fields measuring 1800 sq. meters after completion. This massive piece of art will be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records as well. Once done with the official proceeding, it will go into the record book as the largest canvas painting in the world.
The artist has also invited children from around the globe to submit their own artwork as well. The theme should revolve around separation, isolation and connection. The children can send him a drawing, a sketch, a painting or a collage and can become the part this record-breaking artwork. Besides that, they can save the lives of almost 10 million children who are in desperate need of help.
The world’s largest canvas painting by Sacha Jafri will be split into 60x panels of 30 sq. meters each after completion. Each section will be then individually named, numbered, catalogued and framed. Jafri is hoping to raise $30 million dollars from these 60 framed canvases at the Royal gala Dinner & Charity Auction at the hotel Atlantis in Dubai.
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The proceeds from the sale will go to “Humanity Inspired”, a charity initiative led by UNESCO, UNICEF, Global Gift Foundation and UAE-based Dubai Cares organization.