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Kanye West's drawing is bound to be popular at a charity sale event in Dubai.

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CHARITY IN DUBAI: Dubai may be having a tough time, but today local women will be able to shop and support a good cause. Organized by the U.K.-based charity organization Whatever It Takes, the two-day fund-raising-sale event takes place at the Palm Jumeirah, on one of the man-made islands that have since become a symbol of Dubai’s extravagance. On sale are original, one-of-a-kind or limited edition artwork, clothing, accessories and homeware specially designed for and donated to Whatever It Takes by the likes of Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo, Lucy Liu, Nicole Kidman, Coldplay and Samuel L. Jackson. Prices range from $25 for a mug, to $220 for a watch.

According to Charlotte di Vita MBE, founder of Whatever It Takes, what is unique about this form of fund-raising is that “the currency is not really measured in U.S. dollars, but in the equivalent benefits. A similar sale in Doha, held last December at the W Doha for example, raised the equivalent of 40,000 meals for street children in South Africa.” Di Vita cited items by Sir Paul Smith and Armani among the bestsellers at the Doha event, but added that Kanye West was also a close second and is bound to be popular in Dubai. “His drawing is kind of funky,” she said.

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