QR15 MILLION RAISED FOR CHARITY
At a major fundraising auction held at Sotheby's London, QR15 million was raised to help some of the most marginalised and vulnerable children across the world.
The auction was in support of ‘1 in 11', a worldwide campaign launched earlier this year by FC Barcelona Foundation, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and UNICEF to extend educational opportunities to children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal, with the goal of expanding to more countries. The auction featured works from 18 renowned artists, including Qatari artist Yousef Ahmad (whose untitled painting alone raised QR125,000), Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Serra and Luc Tuymans, as well as Middle Eastern artists Etel Adnan, Shirin Neshat, eL Seed and Wael Shawky, all of whom have collaborated with Qatar Museums. World football freestyling champion John Farnworth filmed a special performance amongst the art in Sotheby's Bond Street galleries.