9th May, 2024 10:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 107


gouache & ink on German-etched canvas paper, signed and dated '99, completed 2001

image size 51cm x 70cm, overall size 63cm x 83cm

Provenance: digital certificate of authenticty issued by Studio Jafri, Dubai 2024.
Note: Sacha Jafri (born January 3, 1977, in the United Kingdom) is a British artist known for creating the world's largest painting on canvas, Journey of Humanity (as recognised by Guinness World Records) over seven months in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic in Dubai. In 2021, it sold for US$62 million the third highest price ever paid for a work of art by a living artist. Sacha Jafri was born in England and is descended from the Royal lineage of the Nawab of Awadh. His grandfather Fareed S. Jafri was appointed editor of "Dawn" newspaper by Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the 1950s, and was later appointed Pakistan's High Commissioner to Nigeria in 1968. Jafri attended Eton College. In 2000 he obtained his master's degree in Fine Arts from Oxford University. Safri generally works outside the art gallery system, donates many of his works and or proceeds from them to charity efforts, and numbers among his collectors members of the British Royal family, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Warren Buffet, Lionel Messi, Madonna, David Beckham, George Clooney, Eva Longoria and Barack Obama. Sacha’s first love, however, is cricket. No wonder, he enjoyed painting odes to Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli—the latter portrait celebrating a decade of Kohli’s IPL journey was auctioned off at a charity dinner organised by the Virat Kohli Foundation in 2017 (the painting was later purchased for a whopping $4.5m at a charity ball in London).


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Estimated at £30,000 - £50,000

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