The World's Largest Painting Sells for $62 Million

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 23 March 2021
The World's Largest Painting Sells for $62 Million

Sacha Jafri’s piece “The Journey of Humanity”, the largest painting in the world was sold in its entirety to Andre Abdoune, chief executive of Altius Gestion International Holding, during an auction in Dubai on Monday for a staggering $62 million.

The painting was cut into 70 pieces and was set to be sold across four auctions this year with the hopes of raising $30 million for charity.

The funds will be split between Dubai Cares, Unicef, Unesco, Global Gift Foundation, as well as the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

"It was my dream in my life to do something amazing for my children, for my father," Abdoune said in a statement following the sale. "I talked with Sacha and I discovered the investment and love he put into this painting was so amazing.

"All my life I was aiming to help children. When I was a child, I had nothing to eat. Now I have something to eat. We all have to do something. Every dollar can mean something. If we do it together, we give hope to these children and their future. The UAE shows us the way, we have to follow it. The impossible is possible. I want to say that this is just the first step for 'Humanity Inspired'."


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The finished work was unveiled on February 25 by Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Dr Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive at Dubai Cares.

The British artist used Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm ballroom from April until September.

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