Dubai artist to unveil Sheikh Zayed paintings
Dubai, July 2, 2014
Distinguished Dubai based artist Akbar Saheb will unveil a 38 paintings limited edition series depicting Sheikh Zayed’s life history at the upcoming Ramadan Night Market in the Emirate.
Dubai’s one and only night market during Ramadan to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from July 17 to 27 will also have the first ever display of artists’ tribute to Dubai’s Expo 2020 win – a bewitching oil and acrylic painting showcasing the country’s exponential growth and the vision of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The painting features a portrait of Shaikh Mohammad next to a very prominent UAE map juxtaposed on the world atlas. A UAE flag towers in its centre. The event will also showcase exclusive portrait of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at one of the main entrances of the show alongside Akbar’s works on UAE and its royal families.
The 38 paintings series was created over eight years, started in 1997 and completed in 2004. The limited edition of the paintings will be launched at the market and available for purchase, the price of single limited edition starts from Dh800 ($217) and goes up to Dh80,000 for the entire set of 38 paintings.
Saheb’s other recent works include a series of seven paintings of Shaikh Mohammad which tediously captures admirable qualities of the Ruler of Dubai. The series is aptly called Visions. The paintings are done with acrylic colour and measure 60x48 inches each.
Expecting a footfall of about 75,000 -100,000 visitors over 11 days, Ramadan Night Market aims to bring together retailers from across the world under one umbrella providing visitors a great choice and endless opportunity for family fun time.
The show will feature 350 plus retailers offering everything from clothing, fashion, accessories, cosmetics, health & beauty products and jewellery, among others. – TradeArabia News Service