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Percept Art picks up an exclusive & highly contested Mandela Art painting at the Gary Player Invitational Series Charity Auction
16 November, 2011

Percept Art picked up a rare and valuable painting of Nelson Mandela’s handprint in a prestigious Charity Auction at the renowned Gary Player Invitational Series held from November 10 - 13, 2011 in Zimbali, Durban, South Africa.


The Gary Player Invitational Series is the world’s leading charity golf series which raises funds for children’s charities worldwide. The 12th year of this prestigious event witnessed professional golfers from the PGA & Champions Tours, distinguished Celebrities and leading Corporates from around the world come together in South Africa to support this noble cause. Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percept Limited, renowned Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, and legendary cricketer Kapil Dev were the only three celebrities invited from India to attend this prestigious event.


The four day event kick started on November 10 with an official welcome function for all the guests and participants of the tournament. The second and third days of the event included the Pro-am followed by the gala dinner and the much awaited Charity Auction. Many prized paintings were on display and proceeds of the auction went to the charity foundation which in turn channels the funds in to the lives of thousands of underprivileged kids around the globe.


The most highly contested bid of the evening was a valued painting which was picked by Percept Art. This exceptional painting is a handprint of Mr. Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, and the center of the handprint image showcases aclear silhouette of the African continent.This piece of art is truly a time-piece and a true testimony to what Percept Art stands for, bringing together expressions and visions of brilliant artists from all corners of the Globe.


Speaking during the event, Mr. Gary Player, Tournament Host and Grand Slam Champion said, “Golf is unique in its ability to bring like-minded individuals together to enjoy each other’s company and achieve good things by helping to raise much needed funds for charity. The children are the real winners and we are grateful that we can help to make their future brighter. We look forward to making a difference.”


Commented Mr. Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percept Limited , “It is an honour to be present at this prestigious Invitational Series hosted by the renowned Grand Slam Champion Gary Player. It has been a wonderful evening and we are extremely glad to have won the most contested bid today. It will be a prized possession for Percept Art and what makes it more special is it helps a noble cause.”


Also present at the event was celebrated Bollywood Actor, Ms. Neha Dupia. Said Neha, I am extremely honoured to be invited by the Gary Players Association which has over the past decade done phenomenal work in the arena of charity for underprivileged children across the globe. The Charity Auction showcased some exceptional pieces of art and I am proud that Percept Art has picked up the most inspiring and brilliant painting I have ever seen. Kudos to the Gary Player Invitational Series and Percept Art.”


In just a month since its inception, Percept Art has added another glorious possession to its portfolio, and is all set to revolutionize the way Art will be perceived in India and across the globe. And this time, Percept Art has stood for a cause as splendid as the art itself.