John Lennon mural unveiled in Central Park on Peace Day

John Lennon mural unveiled in Central Park on Peace Day

In the spirit of the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21), a 50-foot-tall mural of John Lennon was unveiled in Central Park on Wednesday.

The massive 2,500-square-foot painting, titled “Imagine Again,” was created by artist and Guinness World Record holder Eric Waugh, to pay tribute to Lennon and his hope for a world “without strife, war and conflict.”

The mural, which took 10 gallons of paint and two weeks to complete, was laid out and roped off at the Naumburg Bandshell as intrigued parkgoers passed by and took photos.

Waugh is known for his larger-than-life paintings. He holds the Guinness World Record for the largest painting on canvas by a single artist. The 2001 piece, titled “Hero,” is a whopping 41,400-square-feet.

The mural will only be available for viewing at the bandshell until 8 p.m. Wednesday. But no worries: If you can’t make it to the park, just scroll down to see photos of the mural.

Lauren Cook