Daijiworld Media Network- Dubai (AJD)
Dubai, Apr 25: Dubai charity auction of artworks by leading artists and celebrities, and from the personal collections of world leaders has raised Dh36.67 million for the ‘100 Million Meals’ Ramadan campaign. The funds will be used to feed poor families in 30 countries.
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, attended Dubai charity auction.
The notable items sold are works by the late South African President Nelson Mandela, artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro, and British artist Sacha Jafri. A part of Jafri’s ‘The Road to Journey of Humanity’ painting sold for $4.2 million, the highest amount at the auction.
The charity art auction was organised by Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) in collaboration with Maupy Auction.