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Shakira

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Hand Embellished Limited Edition Giclée
Size: 13" x 17" (with border) 10" x 14" (image)
Edition Size: 50 (+ 10 AP)
Print number: 2/50 onwards

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This is a brand new print and early numbers are still available!
Prints will be numbered in the order they are purchased with lowest numbers being issued first.

GIVING BACK PROJECT!
25% of the sale of this portrait print will be donated to the The Barefoot Foundation

This pastel portrait is my tribute to the singer, dancer, celebrity and philanthropist, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in support of the work she does for global causes and charities.

Known around the world for her amazing voice and dancing, Shakira is also an incredibly motivated and active philanthropist.

A Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, Shakira is one of their global representatives and was chosen based on involvement in global issues, her deep commitment to helping children, and her appeal to young people around the world.

At just 18 years of age, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which she was honoured for at a United Nations ceremony in 2006. The foundation, which has now opened it's SIXTH school, currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa.

The Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation mission statement reads:

"The Barefoot Foundation work to ensure that every Colombian child can exercise their right to a quality education. Our model targets displaced and vulnerable communities by addressing their unique needs."

Shakira has performed at numerous benefit concerts during her career. She also visited Bangladesh to appeal for the victims of Cyclone Sidr and spent 3 days with the victims and children affected by the disaster participating in the distribution of family kits and warm clothes.

"We shouldn't think of this as charity. Every child has talent to be developed and the potential to become a productive member of society. Education is a powerful tool to unlock those talents - and to break the cycle of poverty that too often traps them.

All I have to do is close my eyes and I can imagine the faces of the homeless children that lived in my neighborhood when I was a little girl. They had no hope. Many of them sniffed glue or took drugs to forget the hunger and the cold. But I have also seen how education can alter the course of a child's life forever.

I am more convinced than ever that education is the key to so many of the difficulties that our children face in countries like mine or in developing countries like this one. It's the key to a better and safer world."


~ Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

About your print

Using UltraChrome K3 pigment ink, which are UV stable for long lasting colour and enjoyment, each reproduction is printed on high quality acid free 310 gsm Hahnemühle German Etching Archive Paper with a white border, added for mounting or finishing, and personally Hand Embellished by Tracie making each work in this limited edition set absolutely unique!

Your unique print will also be signed and numbered by Tracie and delivered securely with a registered Certificate of Authenticity.

Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity

Serialised Numerical HologramThe Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity is designed to protect the security and exclusivity of each Limited Edition Print and reduce the risk of forgery. This is also the first step of 'Provenance' - where the future history of your Limited Edition Print begins.

As well as containing all the details of your Hand Embellished Limited Edition Print and being personally signed and dated by Tracie, each certificate has a serialised numerical hologram attached to it whilst an identical numerically serialised hologram is fixed directly to the back of the print itself. This combination assures that the Certificate of Authenticity relates directly to that particular print.

The certificates are manufactured to the strict standards and regulations of Europay and Clearstream, the world leaders in forgery resistant printing. The forgery resistant security characteristics found in this system are both visible and invisible in the forms of serial number, Guilloche with relief, rainbow-pressure, watermarks and a special UV signature.

An additional record for each certificate issued is also kept at the Hahnemühle offices and you will be supplied with the necessary information for you to confirm the registry of your print via the Hahnemühle on-line database.

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