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Benefiting National Urban League

Bid on 'Universal Language' by Heather Haynes

Own this original work of art dedicated to the Pygmy people of Idjwi Island, DR Congo

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The Experience

Universal Language by Canadian artist Heather Haynes is a unique mixed media painting dedicated to the Pygmy people of Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her work is created with fondness and sentimentality, embodying the rich culture, humanity, and energetic spirit of the Pygmies. Universal Language is a reminder to nurture communities that have been marginalized and overlooked, and to create a sense of togetherness. Haynes began her artistic career in 1995 and has shown her work galleries and exhibits throughout North America. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.

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Supporting an artist who is committed to using her artwork for social change.

The highlights

  • Place your bid on Universal Language by artist Heather Haynes

  • Support an artist you believe in

  • Feel good knowing that a portion of your winning bid supports the National Urban League


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  • Auction will run from May 20, 2021 through June 23, 2021

  • Auction winner will receive Heather Haynes' Universal Language, along with a certificate of authenticity

    • Year created: 2021

    • Medium: Mixed media

    • Dimensions: H 72 in (182.88 cm) x W 40 in (101.6 cm)

  • 25% of proceeds from sales of this artwork to only US and UK residents based on the highest bid will support the National Urban League. The National Urban League is a nonprofit that helps African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights
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