Dawsons take a unique Sacha Jafri artist's proof to auction later this month

Work of art by the fourth most expensive living artist under the hammer...

On the 29th April 2021, 'Kites & Butterflies' will be sold by Dawsons at auction!


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On Monday 22nd March 2021, Sacha Jafri (above) became one of the most expensive living artists to sell at auction. His world record painting “The Journey of Humanity” sold for £46 million with all the proceeds donated to charity. The 1,600 sq meter painting has been sold to cryptocurrency businessman Andre Abdoune who plans to build a museum to house it.

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Jafri is tipped as being a “shrewd investment” by both the Financial Times and the New York Times. With an impressive list of collectors including the likes of Bill Gates, Barrack Obama, Richard Branson, David Beckham, Madonna and Leonardo Di Caprio you can see why. So, what is it about this young artist that makes him so special?

As Dawsons' painting expert Nicky Houston explains... "It is the way he paints that has enthralled the art world. Jafri empties his mind and places his brain into a meditative state in order to paint.  He is documented as staring at a blank canvas for hours and once he starts, he does not stop. The results from the depths of his mind are sometimes figurative and others abstract.


This example “Kites and Butterflies” (above) has the intensity of colour and the energy that makes his work unique. This is an artist's proof giclee print which is one of a kind, and standing at a whopping 98cm x 138cm, this piece certainly makes a statement! With the tempting estimate of £15,000-20,000 one lucky buyer will have a piece of artwork by this generations most exciting artist."

This extraordinary work of art and many other wonderful Lots will be taken to auction within Dawsons’ Fine Art & Antiques sale on 29th April (starting 9:30am, GMT)

Dawsons are international fine art, antiques and jewellery auctioneers and valuers, with the expertise to help.

We would love to hear from you… 0207 431 9445 / Nicky@DawsonsAuctions.co.uk

Nicky Houston

Nicky Houston

Our resident paintings expert, Nicky is a highly respected Auctioneer & Valuer, who had dreams of becoming an artist. Whilst she may not have made it as a successful artist herself, Nicky has helped many a customer to successfully sell and buy beautiful works of art over her many years working within the auction industry.

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