Luck was smiling down on British Artist Sacha Jafri as his art piece, The Journey of Humanity (2020), was successfully auctioned for hundreds of millions of ringgit in Dubai, yesterday.
A 17,176 -square -foot canvas painting that is also equivalent to six tennis courts was sold for RM256 million at an auction in a hotel in Dubai.
According to Jafri, the painting was divided into 70 parts before it was stitched into a giant canvas painting.
The painting was bought by a French citizen, Andre Abdoune for ASD62 million, equivalent to about RM256 million, the Daily Mail reported.
The organizer revealed that the work was sold for twice the original price and that the proceeds will be channeled to charity to help people in need.
The painting is also listed in the Guinness World Records as the largest art canvas in the world.
“I come from a poor family and I understand what it’s like not being able to eat, but at least I have the love from my parents and the support of friends.
“The painting has its own strength and each part of this painting cannot be separated because it will lose its art value and meaning. So it has to merge with each other,” he said.