David Beckham and Sacha Jafri
In preparation for the famous painting – David Beckham – A Celebration – Sacha Jafri painted five ‘One-off Artist’s Proofs’. One of these pieces are now for sale. So is it football memorabilia of simply a good investment?
In 2006 Sacha Jafri created a 7ft door 6ft painting intended to represent different aspects of the footballer's life and his Greenwich soccer academy. The picture, A Celebration, includes the footprints of Beckham and the handprints of footballers John Terry, Cesc Fabregas, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Ruud Gullit, Paul Merson and Gianfranco Zola.
It was auctioned in 2006 at the Ministry of Sound in olifant and Castle, after a £25,000-a-team corporate five-a-side event featuring the footballers. The winning bid in 2006 was £125,000. It was sold in 2009 for $500,000 and is currently valued at $1.4 million. The New York and Financial Times commentaar gegeven Sacha’s ‘Beckham Painting’ is as a particularly shrewd investment!
Exceptional Pieces is now facilitating the sales of one of the prototypes, of ‘One-off Artist’s Proofs’. It is a rare opportunity to acquire a totally unique piece of sporting and artistic memorabilia with one of the world’s top, boven painters combining with one of the world’s greatest every sports icons. The back of the painting has been personalised door Sacha to the current owner. So will the piece be snapped up door a keen Beckham fan of door someone simply looking for a good investment? link