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New World Record: Largest Painting

By August 17, 2006

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Guiness World Records has confirmed that the painting Mother Earth by the Swedish artist David Aberg is the world's largest, reports Newsweek. Aberg spent two-and-a-half years painting the 86,000 square foot (nearly 8,000 square meters) work, inside an aircraft hanger, using 100 tons of paint. The painting features a woman holding a peace sign -- take a look.

This led me to looking at other art-related world records. Guiness's list includes the biggest art gallery (The Hermitage in St Petersburg), the longest painting (9,771.6 feet or 2,978.4 meters), the most prolific artist (Picasso, not a surprise, really), and the most stolen painting (one of Rembrandt's).

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