Unveiling The World’s Largest Painting

So, I got this email this morning and thought to myself ‘awon scammers yi sha!’ had half the mind to delete without opening but I did, and it was a good judgement call. y’all are reading the mail I got. Obviously, Nigeria has the largest painting in the world 😮 I didn’t know until this morning and as a Naija born, this is a proud moment for me.

 

Anyways, there’s going to be an exhibition from Monday next, that’s 8th October 2012 through Friday, 12th October 2012. So here’s calling on all you arts and entertainment lovers, please stop by to view the painting. And if you work on the Island, just sneak away from work at noon during the week and induce lunch break when asked where you’ve been. Whatever you do next week, make it a date to stop by and view the painting. Please find below relevant information about the exhibition. Cheers.

 

The largest painting by numbers measures 3,130.55 m² (33,696 ft² 138.2 in²) and was unveiled by the Ecole de Dessin in partnership with Lagos State Government, Nigeria, on 17 November 2010 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010 and also a means to draw awareness to issue of climate change in Nigeria.

The painting measured 63.5 m (208 ft 3.99 in) x 49.3 m (161 ft 8.94 in) and was created by 350 volunteers and represents the map of Nigeria, the logo of 350.org in the middle of the map, the flag of Nigeria (green, white, green) which was painted around the map.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1000/largest-painting-by-numbers/

This iconic painting will be up for exhibition at the Methodist Boys High School Victoria Island Lagos from the 1st of October to the 12th of October 2012.

Also there would be a Press Conference which holds on the 12th of October 2012 and will have in attendance; The Governor of Lagos State, Top Government Functionaries and other esteemed dignitaries.

This event is in partnership with the Lagos State Government.

Visit: www.ecolededessin.org  for more info

 

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