Dubai is not new to setting and breaking world records. Be it hosting the tallest building in the world or displaying the largest fireworks- the emirates has it all. And now to add more to its glory, a Dubai-based artist Sacha Jafri has been awarded a Guinness World Record for making the largest art canvas in the world. Noted as- The Journey of Humanity, the brilliant work of art scales 17,176.6 square feet.
Sacha Jafri Worked 20 Hours A Day For 28 Weeks To Create This Masterpiece
British artist and philanthropist, Sacha Jafri, who is in Dubai, worked 20 hours a day for seven months to complete this magnificent art. He used 1,065 paintbrushes and a whopping 6,300 litres of paint. About the painting, it is part of Sacha’s charitable initiative ‘Humanity Inspired’ – possibly one of the largest artistic and philanthropic initiative in history.
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The initiative supported by 100 A-list celebrities, was launched with the support of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence in partnership with Dubai Cares, part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and Atlantis, The Palm.
The Piece Is Now Broken Down And Will be Sold Individually
Sacha created the painting in a ballroom-turned-art studio at Atlantis, the Palm. He spent around 28 weeks at Atlantis, the Palm to finish this masterpiece. Speaking about the honour, Sacha said,
“This is just the beginning of the journey. ‘Humanity Inspired’ and ‘The Journey of Humanity’ is much more than a painting – it is my initiative for true societal change through the hearts, minds and souls of the children of the world – a springboard for a better future for all humanity.”
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Speaking about working 20 hours daily for 28 weeks, Sacha added,
“If one person can spend 20 hours a day, on four hours sleep, for seven months continuously, creating a painting of over 17,000 square feet on his own, imagine what 7.5 billion people could do together if we stopped the nonsense of discrimination, judgement and agenda. One world, one soul, one planet.”
You Can Check The Pieces Of The Art At Leila Heller Gallery
You must also know that the piece is now broken down into 70 pieces, numbered, signed, catalogued and framed. The independently framed pieces will be sold across four auctions in 2021. The funds will also be raised for charitable initiatives such as Dubai Cares, UNICEF, UNESCO, Global Gift Foundation, as well as the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
Are you super pumped to check out this excellent art? If yes then, you will be able to view some of it select pieces at the Leila Heller Gallery in Alserkal Avenue.