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Largest Canvas Painting is Using AkzoNobel Products

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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An attempt of creating the largest canvas painting ever by artist Sacha Jafri is using AkzoNobel’s Dulux products, the company confirmed in a press release Wednesday (Aug. 26).

Jafri’s project entitled, “The Journey of Humanity,” is being created in Atlantis, The Palm, in Dubai, where the artist has been on lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project—which involves creating a painting that covers more than 21,000 square feet—aims to raise $30 million for charitable causes within health and education and connect a billion people around the world.

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An attempt of creating the largest canvas painting ever by artist Sacha Jafri is using AkzoNobel’s Dulux products, the company confirmed in a press release Wednesday (Aug. 26).

The connection part comes into play as he’s invited children around the world to send in drawings themed around isolation and connection, which he’ll paste into circular portals inside his mammoth painting. They’ll act as windows intended “to lead us to a better tomorrow, as seen through the eyes of our children.”

“My initiative, Humanity Inspired, aims to be a catalyst for true societal change through the hearts, minds and souls of the children of the world—a springboard for a better future for all humanity,” Jafri said.

“I aim to connect the world and reconnect humanity to ourselves, each other and ultimately the soul of the Earth. I’m delighted to have the support of Dulux and AkzoNobel in this record-breaking project, which has been called the ‘largest artistic, social and philanthropic initiative in history.’”

The painting was expected to take 24 weeks to complete and should be done next month.

Once complete, the canvas will go on tour, and then eventually be split into 60 individually framed, numbered, signed and catalogued artwork pieces and sold via an online charity auction.

Jafri’s project is being supported by Dubai Cares, UNICEF, UNESCO and the Global Gift Foundation charity. He also has the backing of the UAE government.

   

Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Asia Pacific; Color + Design; Color + Design; Dulux; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Public spaces; Z-Continents

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