by Stanley Azuakola
The largest painting in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records is right here in Nigeria. The painting which measures 3,130.55 m² (33,696 ft² 138.2 in²), 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 as a means to draw awareness to issue of climate change in Nigeria.
About 350 volunteers created the painting, which 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.
Nigerians have the opportunity of seeing this record breaking painting this month, as it 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.
More information is available at www.ecolededessin.org