Uniting Painting by Ranan R. Lurie, artist and political cartoonist

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Ranan L. Lurie, named the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the World by the Guinness Book of World Records, unveiled his Uniting Painting at the United Nations Secretariat in New York on 1 November last year in presence of Ms Nane Annan, Mr Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General of Communications and Public Information and Lurienumerous members of the diplomatic corps.
Uniting PaintingThe idea for the Uniting Painting dates back to the mid 60ies, and was financed entirely by Mr. Lurie himself. The painting utilizes many mediums, and from its beginning in the ceiling of the Visitors Lobby of the Secretariat, it moves through the air where it taking the form of a mobile on canvas ; then moves to the stairway where it becomes a carpet before heading out the door towards the UN Garden. The colours up till this point are various kinds of blues, white and black flowing in a ribbon-candy like design. Just outside the entrance the colours change to reds and yellows, as the design remains unchanged, and the Painting, now on concrete, moves across the plaza and up a retaining wall. The Painting, in the same colours and design, can next be seen in the middle of the New York’s East River on Roosevelt Island, and will from point will reappear on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. England, Greece, Cyprus, and Israel have all agreed to have the painting enter their countries.
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