'Art for Good' initiative allocates donations for COVID-19 patients

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Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 12:31 GMT

Egypt’s Sector of Fine Arts - ET

Egypt’s Sector of Fine Arts - ET

CAIRO – 21 June 2020: Egypt’s Sector of Fine Arts announced bidding on a group of artworks that exceeds 100 works donated by artists within the initiative “Art for Good” that allocated the profit to the Long Live Egypt Fund in support of government hospitals treating people infected with the novel coronavirus.

The bidding starts on June 21 and ends on July 3, and is held under the patronage of Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem.

Mohammed al-Tawil, who is responsible for the initiative at the sector, said that the artwork is intended to be in black and white only to preserve the character of the initiative as launched by artist Waheed Mekhaimar.

The 120 works were divided into three categories. The first category is specialized for photography and paintings less than 30 x 40 cm, the second category is specialized for artwork between 30 x 40 cm and 50 x 70 cm and the third category is dedicated to works 50 x 70 cm and more.

Tawil further explained that for each artwork in every category a minimum bidding amount is set but no maximum amount is set. For the first category, the minimum bidding amount is set at LE 5,000, while LE 10,000 is set for the second category and LE 20,000 for the third.

Also, a Facebook page has been created for the initiative to communicate, display the artwork and respond to any inquiries.

In addition, Tawil noted that bidding through the official Facebook page of the initiative must include the bidder’s personal information and all the information related to the artwork. Once the highest price is reached, payment must be made through one of the following methods: Cash, bank transfers and or payment by visa through the ATM machine located at the sector’s headquarters.

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