'Jeans For Refugees' by artist and designer Johny Dar is a fundraising initiative dedicated to supporting refugees worldwide. 100 pairs of jeans have been donated by celebrities and individually hand-painted by Johny Dar, in solidarity with the refugee cause. All one hundred 'Jeans For Refugees' are being auctioned online to raise funds for refugees, and proceeds donated to the International Rescue Committee. Celebrities including Sharon Stone, Emma Watson, Salma Hayek, Sir Elton John, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Daniel Radcliffe, Karlie Kloss, Claudia Schiffer, Harry Styles, P!nk and many more have donated their jeans to the initiative.
The Jeans For Refugees are an unprecedented collection of artistic expressions affirming that all human beings have a right to live in safety, stability and peace. The initiative began as Johny Dar's personal quest to act in response to the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. Thanks to the support of 100 celebrities and a growing number of individuals and organisations, Jeans For Refugees has evolved into a global collective movement for positive change. The Jeans For Refugees have been previewed in Berlin, New York and Milan and now the Saatchi Gallery in Lon- don hosts the full collection of one hundred pieces, shown together for the first time.
The JFR exhibition also features Johny Dar's 'Paradise' series: 18 paintings representing an utopia emerging from the colours of humanity's collective experience - from celebrity to refugee - weaved together into a bright, colourful and vibrant future. Proceeds from the paintings will be donated to projects supporting refugees worldwide.
"The refugee crisis has had an impact on everyone - it moves us all, it concerns us all. The concept behind Jeans for Refugees is to spread a message through art, to create positive change and empower people to collaborate for a common goal, painting a new paradigm and inspiring a brighter world." - Johny Dar
22 - 25 Feb inclusive: Saatchi Gallery's exhibitions will be closed for Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. Please note that this is a ticketed event. Click for more information and tickets.