Gurmej Singh’s Painting That Covered Sidewalks, Bridges, Buildings in Michigan is World’s


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Gurmej Singh’s Painting That Covered Sidewalks, Bridges,

Buildings in Michigan is World’s Longest
 
 
 

WASHINGTON, DC: The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that an over two mile-long

painting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by controversial artist Gurmej Singh is the longest ever created

by a single individual, securing a spot for him in the next edition of the lauded record book.

The painting has been named “The Transcendental,” and was being displayed along the Grand

Rapids River. Singh, who describes himself as a “stunt painter,” says that the painting’s purpose is

“to raise awareness about Liberty for Women, well-being of women, and role of women in our

society.”

Singh, who goes by the street name “SinGh,” initially submitted his work to ArtPrize, the worldrenowned

international art competition two separate times, only to be rejected both times. His

submission to the 2013 competition was rejected just before the September 18 opening of the

ArtPrize exhibition because it violated rules for being too big —it did not fit into the 35-foot space

allotted to Singh by the competition —and because Singh had changed the focus of the piece

without notifying ArtPrize officials.

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- Artist SinGh and the longest painting. Miles of art! -

38 days in the making, India's Gurmej Singh, aka Artist SinGh, took the record title for the longest painting by an individual, with this fruity colourful creation measuring 3,444.91 metres (11,302 ft 2.11 in).

The painting was displayed publicly stretching across the parks, bridges and public walkways of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA in September this year.

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A Michigan-based artist Gurmej Singh’s work titled “Transcendental,”  an 11,300-foot long painting he attempted to display in a local art competition, has set a Guinness World Record for creating the “World's Longest Painting” by an individual. 

Gurmej Singh, who uses Artist SinGh as his professional identity and bills himself as "the world's best parallel processing stunt painter," has had several run-ins with the local art community for his work, which includes gimmicks such as painting while reclining on a motorcycle, or being buried alive for three days.

SinGh told mlive.com that he had to meet stringent Guinness standards to succeed. According to mlive.com, the final version of SinGh's entry for ArtPrize 2013, the local competition, was disqualified for a rules violation and ordered removed prior to the Sept. 18 opening of the fifth annual exhibition and $560,000 competition.

In 2009, he built what he described as "the world's tallest easel" at The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, Mich., and painted on top of a 75-foot-tall scaffold in front of it for several days. Two years later, he painted "The Power of Women," a 35-foot long, 10-foot high, life-size painting of women on horseback, also on display at The B.O.B.

Last year, however, SinGh's installation of an effigy of Saddam Hussein, hanging by a noose in a cage in The B.O.B. parking lot, was removed by owner Greg Gilmore just hours before the opening of the ArtPrize 2012, mlive.com reported. 


In September, ArtPrize officials said SinGh's project, titled "The Transcendental," changed dramatically from the original approved proposal to be installed in Sixth Street Park north of downtown Grand Rapids along the east bank of the Grand River. Singh was to create an acrylic drip-painting 10 to 12 feet high by 30 to 40 feet long. After visiting the site, SinGh decided to change his project to the world's longest painting, spending 38 days painting more than 2 miles of paper. "When I embarked (on) this life-changing journey, I knew it wouldn't be easy,” he said.