Painting record

Indian American artist Gurmej Singh, aka SinGh, has set a Guinness World Record for creating the “World’s Largest Professional Oil Painting.” (photo provided)

After setting a Guinness World Record for creating the “World’s Longest Painting by an Individual” in 2013, Indian American painter Gurmej Singh from Kalamazoo, Mich., has broken the world record once again.

In September 2017, Singh, who goes by the moniker Artist SinGh, set another Guinness World Record for creating the “World’s Largest Professional Oil Painting,” titled, “Star of Bethlehem.”

The record states that “The largest professional oil painting by a single artist is 22.76 square meters (245  ft²  20  in²), achieved  by Gurmej  Singh, aka Artist SinGh (USA), at  the  Epic  Center in  Kalamazoo,  Michigan, U.S.A. Sept. 8  2017.”

According to Singh, the painting, “Star of Bethlehem,” “symbolizes the hope for the world and was created to celebrate equally for all.” It took him four months to create this piece of art.

The panoramic image, which shows a night sky filled with stars, color and light, is painted on a single piece of canvas measuring 22.863 square meters. The highly detailed painting features a plethora of blue hues and also shows animals, caravans, deserts, landscapes, people of the time and their lifestyle.

Singh plans to sell the painting at a starting price of $250,000.

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