World's Largest Painting To Be Displayed In Raleigh
Posted October 17, 2001 8:04 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — The world's largest painting will be displayed in Raleigh.
A 5,000-square-foot painting, "Hero," is being assembled at the
North Carolina Museum of Art
. Eric Waugh was inspired to paint it after watching a TV movie about children with AIDS.
The pieces will eventually be auctioned off on
to raise money for kids with AIDS. It has taken Waugh five years to do it, and he says he used very little outlining.
"Most of the time, I'm just going freehand with my 21 Wagner power sprayers and my ACE hardware paint and it just flows. It just comes out so easily," he said.
The full painting will be displayed only in Raleigh on Dec. 1 for World Aids Day. Waugh hopes to raise $4 million from selling the 41,400 pieces on Art.com. He promises to hand-sign all of them.