Updated 26 May 2021
Arab News

Cairo charity art auction to raise funds for Palestinian children

Portrait by Ahmed Farid. Supplied

Cairo’s ArtTalks Egypt gallery founder Fatenn Mostafa-Kanafani has put together a charity exhibition titled “Doko Al-Jidran for #Palestine” in support of Palestinian children. Sixty-five emerging and established artists donated their works to the charitable initiative, which kicked off on May 25, with proceeds going to the Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1974 to support Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • Moataz Nasr

    The Alexandria-born artist’s artwork “Lost Heritage” is one of the pieces on display and for sale at the charitable exhibition. It is the most expensive piece from the artist.

  • Shadi Al-Zaqzouq

    Two oil paintings by the Libyan-born Palestinian contemporary artist are also up for grabs.

  • Huda Lutfi

    The 73-year-old artist contributed a painting of a woman meditating, which is selling for $770.

  • Mohamed Abla

    Born in Northern Egypt, the artist is known for his paintings of abstract sceneries in the North African country.

  • George Bahgory

    The Egyptian-French sculptor and painter donated his painting “Al-Rakassa,” which is selling for $10,000.

  • Inji Efflatoun

    A 1970 piece by the Egyptian painter and women’s activist was donated by a private collector. It is selling for a staggering $150,000.