Dozens of paint cans be found around a canvas that at 1,986 square meters is soon to become the world’s largest-ever painting, hopefully earning it a Guinness World Record.
But contemporary British painter Jafri’s aim is not notoriety. He has been working on the painting, titled “The Journey of Humanity,” since March while in lockdown at the UAE resort due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
In November, the painting will be cut into 60 pieces and auctioned at Atlantis The Palm in a bid to raise more than $30 million to support children and youth around the globe worst-hit by the virus outbreak. The auction will be live streamed to 14 countries.
The charity partners in the project include UNICEF, UNESCO, the Global Gift Foundation, and Dubai Cares, alongside the UAE government.