Dubai-ALSHARQIYA March 23 : Dubai-Al-Sharqiya, March 23: The largest canvas painting has received an estimated price of $ 62 million, making it the second most expensive painting in the world by a living artist.
The painting was bought by André Abdoun, a French Dubai-based businessman, who works in the cryptocurrency industry.
This was a painting "Journey to Humanity" by the British artist, Sasha Jeffrey, has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest canvas art in the world with an area of 1800 square meters.
The painting was drawn on a large piece of cloth in the dance floor of the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai over the seven months of the Coronavirus pandemic, before it was divided into 70 pieces for sale.
Jeffrey was seeking to sell it for $ 30 million to charity, but Abdoun bought it all for $ 62 million.
The British artist, who won drawings for children from 140 countries, explained in his huge painting that his goal was always to try to change the lives of children. Try the world and restore communication between humanity, adding: "The purity that only young people possess has a very strong effect."
The United Nations' UNICEF and UNESCO are the main beneficiaries of the proceeds from this huge artwork.
The most expensive painting sold by a living artist was David Hockney, which sold in 2018 for $ 90.3 million.
This March, a digital artwork was sold for nearly $ 70 million in the first sale by a major auction house of a piece of art not in a physical space.