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Unique Artwork Featuring David Beckham

Monday, October 26th, 2009

A unique painting featuring the footprint and signature of world-famous footballer David Beckham will be auctioned at the Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards at the Grand Hyatt Doha.

As part of the ceremony and gala dinner a number of unique items will be auctioned including once-in-a-lifetime, money-can’t-usually-buy experiences and this David Beckham-inspired artwork, which is currently valued at USD$1.5 million.

Renowned contemporary artist Sacha Jafri, whose art is being exhibited during the Doha 21st Century Leaders Art Exhibition at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, is contributing his painting “David Beckham – A Celebration” to the auction. The work is an official record of the world famous sportsman’s achievements, both on-and- off the football pitch. The painting features both Beckham’s footprint and his signature – the only painting in the world to do so.

David Beckham is expected to arrive with the rest of the England team in Qatar for their final match of the year against Brazil. The November friendly match will be the England team’s first visit to the Middle East, but may not be their last, with the bid for the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup Bid underway. Qatar officially submitted their bid in Zurich in March, and if successful, the event will be the first major football event to take place in the country, and the first FIFA World Cup to ever take place in the Middle East.

Those being honoured on the night include film stars Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben Kingsley and film makers Danny Boyle and Christian Colson, and will be the first recipients of a Doha 21st Century Leader Award. All of the award recipients will be contributing once in a lifetime experiences to the prize auction which will take place during the gala dinner.

 

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