Emirates News Agency – Noor Dubai ‘Art 4 Sight’ auction returns tomorrow to support blindness prevention programmes

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DUBAI, 22nd February 2022 (WAM) – The Noor Dubai Foundation’s Art 4 Sight charity auction returns tomorrow in its 7th year to support blindness prevention programs worldwide.

The exhibition and auction, supported by Sotheby’s & Crown Fine Art, includes 16 donated artworks by prominent local and international artists and art collectors.

The collection includes several international artists, mostly from the Middle East. These include special exclusive pieces, one by Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum depicting a beautiful poem in Braille, a 10-page sketch depicting the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s famous poem ‘Al Saqoor Al Mokhlaseen’ and a surprise piece by Emirati artist Azza Al Qubaisi who created a sculpture featuring a group of visually impaired women with the support of the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired.

For the first time, “Art 4 Sight” will take place starting tomorrow, February 23 at 10:00 am over a two-day period, with the opportunity for art lovers to view the artworks on display and to bid on some pieces before the auction. The event, which will be held at Sotheby’s auction house, DIFC, will also feature a panel discussion entitled ‘The Power of Art’ on day two, which will feature a number of prominent figures who have had an impact on the art scene. The live auction will take place after the panel.

dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Noor Dubai Foundation, said: “We are incredibly grateful to be working with a special group of people, from talented artists and prominent art collectors to local art galleries and international auction houses, who believe in the importance of giving back to the community and help for the needy. With the support of our partners, Art 4 Sight grows bigger and more successful each year and allows us to raise funds for our blindness prevention programs.”

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