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Astana, Kazakhstan • 14 December 2023

Record-breaking World Painting Spotted in Times Square

The art piece was prominently displayed on a large screen in the heart of New York earlier this week

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 Daut Shaikhislam
Daut Shaikhislam

The record-breaking World Painting continues to captivate new audiences and amass fans around the globe. Earlier this week, the art piece was displayed in Times Square, showing in detail the vivid strokes made by the painting’s two thousand-plus contributors to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and tourists, QazMonitor reports.

This is not the first trip of the exceptional art piece to New York. In 2022, the painting was exhibited at the UN headquarters.

 Daut Shaikhislam
 Daut Shaikhislam

This year, during the COP 28 climate summit held in the UAE from November 30 to December 12, the World Painting garnered international attention for its unique nature. Thousands of people worldwide contributed their strokes to the artwork, earning it a place as an exhibit at the COP 28 Summit under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

On December 11 and 12, as part of the Summit activities, the World Painting was prominently displayed on a large screen in the heart of historic Times Square, capturing the world's attention.

 Daut Shaikhislam
 Daut Shaikhislam

The World Painting, created by Kazakh producer and social activist Daut Shaikhislam, currently holds the Guinness World Record for involving the largest number of people (over two thousand) using and passing a paintbrush, symbolizing global harmony.

Since its inception, numerous world-acclaimed talents have made their marks on the canvas of World Painting, including distinguished figures such as three-time Grammy award winner Ne-Yo, French jazz diva Zaz, British singer and member of the boy band Blue, Simon Webbe, French-Italian singer and supermodel Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Kazakh singer and multi-instrumentalist Dimash Kudaibergen, and American actor and Oscar and Emmy Award winner Riz Ahmed.

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