Celebrity Artworks Make Dhs450,000 at Charity Auction
Paintings by stars including Shakira, will.i.am, Kylie Minogue and Emeli Sandé have raised an impressive $122,000 (Dhs450,000) in an online charity auction series.
More than 330 arty celebrities donated original works for the bi-annual Stars on Canvas sale on eBay.com.
Annie Lennox was one of the top sellers, with her canvas bringing in $4,700 (Dhs17,300). She depicted the lyrics to her Eurythmics hit Sweet Dreams in the painting.
Shakira's piece made $308 (Dhs750), while British pop star Robbie Williams raised $1,600 (Dhs3,675) with his piece, which featured lines from his single Angels.
Other participants included Jamie Cullen, Pixie Lott, J.J. Abrams and Enrique Iglesias. The sale brought in funds for the Willow Foundation, a charity project set up by British soccer star Bob Wilson to help seriously ill young adults. Since the auction series began in 2008, it has raised over Dhs860,000 for the charity.