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Watch Sacha Jafri’s world-record 21,000 square feet art for humanity project

By Guardian Exclusive
01 September 2020   |   12:02 pm
Sacha Jafri, a British artist, has taken over the ballroom of a luxury hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas. The 1,980-square-meter (over 21,000 square feet) artwork will be cut into separate panels, which the painter is auctioning off in the hope of raising $30 million for charity.

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