The painting "The Journey of Humanity" sells for 227 million dirhams in Dubai

The painting "The Journey of Humanity" by the famous British painter Sasha Jefri, who executed it during the Covid-19 pandemic, was sold for an amount of 227,757,000 Emirati dirhams (62 million US dollars), double the amount that the painter's initiative aimed to raise in order to support children most affected by the effects of the pandemic around the world.

The painting, which was painted in the Atlantis resort over a period of seven months, at a rate of 20 hours a day, was purchased by Mr. Andre Abdoun at a charity auction held at the Atlantis The Palm Resort in Dubai yesterday after 70 pieces of the painting were to be sold individually, thus the painting will remain complete from For all of humanity.

Andre Abdoun thanked 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, and the UAE is paving the way for us that we can take where nothing is impossible.

And this achievement is just the first step in the "Inspired Humanity" initiative.

He added that the painting "The Journey of Humanity" is part of Sasha Jefri's charitable initiative, "Inspired Humanity", which was launched in 2020 during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, in partnership with Dubai Cares and the Atlantis The Palm Resort in Dubai.

For his part, Sasha Jefri said that this moment is the most important and prominent in his life.

During the charity auction, two highly desirable high value paintings were also sold.

For his part, Dubai Cares CEO and Board Member Dr. Tariq Muhammad Al Gurg said: We are extremely proud of the achievement of the painting 'The Journey of Humanity' today. If only we would join efforts within a common vision to create a better world.

Dubai Cares will allocate the funds raised during the historic auction to the partners of the "Inspired Humanity" initiative, including "UNICEF", "UNESCO", "Global Gift" and Dubai Cares, to support a range of programs aimed at addressing issues related to children, such as their access to communication. And learning, health care and sanitation.

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