The world faces big challenges these days. With his Jeans for Refugees’ project the artist Johny Dar has started an artistic fundraising initiative dedicated to help refugees around the world, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee.
The idea: one hundred celebrities donate a pair of their jeans that will turn into individual art pieces by Johny Dar’s paintings. Johny Dar will be painting the jeans as a live art performance in a refugee camp for 7-10 days, during which he will paint non-stop every day, exploring the endurance and determination needed by millions of refugees as they seek to complete their journey and fulfil their shared dream of a new home and beginning. By painting the jeans in a refugee camp, Dar hopes to share the joy and color of the creative side of the project with the people it is dedicated to, and to raise awareness about the cause by live streaming the performance around the world.
Each pair of the painted jeans that will be exhibited for one week at the Saatchi Gallery in London from the 22nd-28th August 2016 will be auctioned afterwards and all proceeds raised donated to the IRC initiatives.
Part of the project are: Carla Bruni, Cat Stevens, Catherine Deneuve, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Twiggy, Ozzy Osborne and many more.