Massive John Lennon painting pays tribute to International Day of Peace

A Guinness World Record holder is marking the International Day of Peace with a 2,500 square foot painting of John Lennon.

Eric Waugh, who earned a Guinness World Record in 2001 for creating the “world’s largest painting on canvas by a single artist," created his Lennon tribute, Imagine Again, in Austin, Texas.

Waugh used 10 gallons of Valspar Optimus paint provided by Ace Hardware to create the piece, which is a tribute to Lennon’s dream for “a world without strife, war” or conflict, according to a statement.

The painting will be on display in Central Park for the International Day of Peace, according to a post on Waugh's Facebook.

The International Day of Peace is celebrated each year on Sept. 21. The United Nations first recognized the day in 1981 and has continued to encourage people to acknowledge it with events in their communities that promote peace.

On social media, #InternationalDayOfPeace was trending Wednesday morning in the United States and worldwide.

Waugh said in a Facebook post that he hopes his painting will allow people to "Imagine Again."

"More Peace, more Love, more Kindness," he said.


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