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 world-renowned 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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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:00am