A crew at Artpark in Lewiston has put the finishing touches on its re-creation of a 1979 painting that was hailed at the time as the largest in the world. The piece, by Gene Davis, occupies an entire parking lot and features laser-straight lines painted in pastel colors.
The piece features 60 lines, each two feet wide, that run for 364 feet across the parking lot. It was included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest painting.
"In late 2015, we posted an image of Gene Davis’ 'Niagara 1979' on Facebook, where dozens of comments from the community came pouring in, with childhood memories associated with Artpark and this work specifically," Artpark director Sonia Kozlova Clark told The News in April. "Obviously, it resonated. Public art is important to this community and the memories of Artpark’s prolific history in the public art realm is something to cherish."
Here's a closer look at the finished product in photos provided by Artpark and shot by Andre Nacov: