Dubai, May 10, 2011 – Audi Middle East announces acclaimed painter and artist
Sacha Jafri as Audi brand ambassador. Audi supports START, a non-profit
organization providing art education for refugee, orphaned and special needs
children from the Middle East. Jafri has supported this cause while working on his
new collection, “Universe of the Child” and is continually inspired by the ‘Children
Audi’s first project with Jafri was the transformation of an Audi TT Roadster into
a piece of art. The proceeds of the unique vehicle benefit START children’s
initiatives in the Middle East.
“I feel incredibly honored to be named an ambassador for Audi Middle East.
Working with the company on this project has given me a real insight into what
goes into perfecting not only the mechanics, but also the aesthetics of a car. I
believe it’s an artist’s duty to give back to the community, something that will last
well beyond the legacy of the work itself” he explains.
Jafri graduated from Eton College in 1995 and from Oxford University with a
first class MA from Ruskin School of Fine Art in 1999 and has since been widely
acclaimed as one of the most celebrated and influential painters in the world
with his recent paintings selling for as much as USD $1,000,000. He will now be
driving an Audi A7.