Sacha Jafri £ 45m Painting – Art Dubai launches
British artist Sacha Jafri sells massive painting for £ 45million
The world’s largest painting, created by little-known British artist Sacha Jafri, was auctioned in Dubai for £ 45million to French crypto businessman Andre Abdoune. The painting, which measures 1,600 square meters 17,000 square feet, was sold to raise money for charities for children. The artist spent eight months painting the canvas in a hotel ballroom in Dubai.
Originally Jafri had planned to sell it in 70 pieces, but Abdoune bought the whole work. This makes the painting one of the most expensive ever auctioned by a living artist. The funds raised will go to Dubai Cares, Unicef, Unesco and the Global Gift Foundation to help underprivileged children in countries like Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa.
Art Dubai launches March 29 – Galleries announced
Art Dubai, which will launch from March 29 to April 3, 2021 at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), is one of the Middle East’s premier art fairs for the local, regional and international art world. The 14th edition of Art Dubai will feature 50 galleries from 31 countries with a focus on artists from the Middle East and the South. Since 2007, Art Dubai has championed art and artists from across the Middle East, expanding conversations about art beyond geographic scopes and traditional West-led narratives.
True to Dubai’s reputation as a hub of innovation, incubation and knowledge exchange, Art Dubai offers a lasting platform for artists and meaningful engagement with the rich cultural heritage and practices contemporary art from the region. Showcasing contemporary and modern gallery sections, annual artist commissions, collector and education programs, and artist residencies, the fair fosters a culture of discovery and new global perspectives.
+2, Tehran, Galerie 1957, Accra, Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa / London, Aicon Art, New York, Akka Project, Venice / Dubai, Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid, Galerie ArtBeat, Tbilissi, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi / London, Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech, GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / La Havane / Rome / São Paulo / Paris Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai , Dastan’s Basement, Tehran
ELMARSA GALLERY, Dubaï / Tunis, Experimenter, Kolkata, Eye for Art, Houston, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubaï, Gazelli Art House, Bakou / Londres, Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubaï / New York
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London / Berlin, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, Mark Hachem, Beyrouth / Paris / New York, Gallery Misr, Cairo, Meem Gallery, Dubai
Mono Gallery, Riyad, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Bruxelles, PERROTIN, Hong Kong / Seoul / Tokyo / Shanghai / Paris / New York, Giorgio Persano, Turin, Perve Galeria, Lisbon, RONCHINI, London, The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius SANATORIUM, Istanbul, SARADIPOUR Art Gallery, Los Angeles Galerie — Peter — Sillem, Frankfurt Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beyrouth / Hamburg Silverlens, Manila, Stems Gallery, Brussels, TAFETA, London / Lagos, TEMPLON, Paris / Bruxelles, The Third Line, Dubai
Tropical Futures Institute, Cebu City Vermelho, São Paulo, Vin Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City Yusto / Giner, Marbella, Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah / Dubaï Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
Qatar Museums Unveil Tasweer’s First Photo Festival
Qatar Museums inaugurate the Tasweer Photo Festival Qatar on March 24, with a dynamic and interconnected exhibition program. The inaugural festival will feature the Sheikh Saoud Al ThaniAwards, commissions, collaborations, presentations and workshops that bring together innovative international photography with photographers and photographic communities in Qatar and the region of West Asia and Africa. of the North (WANA).
Created by Qatar Museums, the festival is based on a commitment to nurture artistic talent, develop Qatar’s artistic economy and support the creative industry. M7, Qatar’s new hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in the creative industries, will serve as the focal point for Tasweer.
“Tasweer was created to champion the medium of photography and will serve as a resource for artists from Qatar and the region,” said Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. “The development of this platform builds on past efforts. The integration of the Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Photography Awards as part of this initiative aims to increase the visibility of the talents we have and to invest in the ecosystem for creative growth. The first photography prize in Qatar was established over twenty years ago and in the future we will continue to develop our collections and support aspiring photographers and collectors. Al Thani continues: “I am grateful to all of the collaborators, organizations and individuals who came together to launch Tasweer – I have no doubts about the impact this will have on the creative and economic growth of our country.”