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Bigger than Mona Lisa? Considerably

From the Associated Press

It may not be the world’s greatest artwork, but David Aberg’s 86,000-square-foot painting is the biggest.

The Swedish artist said Friday that he spent 2 1/2 years and 100 tons of paint to complete his work, “Mother Earth,” inside an aircraft hangar in Angelholm, southern Sweden.

Guinness World Records in London confirmed it was the world’s largest painting done by a lone artist, more than twice as big as the previous record holder.

Aberg’s painting depicts a woman holding a peace sign.

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The previous record, according to Guinness, was a 41,400-square-foot painting by Canadian artist Eric Waugh, “Hero,” unveiled in 2000.


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