Art Scopes is holding an auction of 15 artworks by Lebanese-born artist Raouf Al-Rifai from September 2-9, 2021.
The artwork has been generously donated by a number of prominent collectors, with 15% of the proceeds from the sale going towards “Give Child a Brighter Future”. Give a Child a Toy, is a code name for the charity, which was founded in 1985 by a group of women willing to help. It started as a small charity in order to provide gifts, recreational, and much-needed educational opportunities to the children of a country ravaged by civil war, Lebanon.
The highlight of the auction, titled ART FOR CHARITY, will be the sale of the highly coveted 2007 BMW Z4 Coupe, which was painted by Al-Rifai in the exquisite blend of bold and vibrant colors typical of his style, and donated by a passionate individual. A collector of both the artist's work and classic cars.
His idea was to split the car into four different themes. The two sides of the car were painted with his “Harmony” patch, while the lower panels were painted in green and purple, leaving the rear right wing with a pop-art design, including several tiny ‘Darwiches’ in black over white and purple. The roof and side mirrors are in gold, with stripes of green and purple to accentuate the feeling of it cutting through the wind. His final big ‘Darwiche Smoking’ in different colors is applied on the hood over white and shades of pink, giving the car a truly stunning look from every angle.
Dr. Raouf finished his work at around 10 pm on the same day. His signature can be seen on the left front side of the bumper and at the rear trunk lid. After leaving the paint to rest for three days, it was clear-coated with three layers of premium lacquer in an auto spray oven and left to rest for another week.
Since then, the car has been garage kept and never driven or shown to the public. The buyer will receive over 200 photos and videos documenting the complete process, from start to finish. The colors are stated on the title of the car and will be registered under the name of the new owner legally.
The car is available for viewing by appointment only.
Payments for purchases can be made by check in local US dollars, transfer, or banknotes, and Remember that you will also help a great cause at a time when your donations have never been more important.