MOSCOW, Russia (CBS) -- A giant painting made of one million coffee beans got registered in the Russia's Book of Records as the world's biggest on Tuesday.
The picture, showing a face of a woman and a cup of coffee, was exhibited in Russia's Gorky Park in Moscow city centre.The artist together with several assistants worked 10 days to create the picture measuring 323 square feet.
"Spending these days working here was very interesting, I got plenty of unforgettable emotions. It seems boring to sit and glue the beans, but actually those were simply unforgettable days working together with good people. I am very happy I had a chance to take part in this project," Yekaterina Polumordvinova, one of the assistants to artist Arkady Kim, the author of the project, said.
The team had some difficulties with the materials. Initially, the artist drew the silhouette of the picture on a film and attached it to a plastic surface, but as the sun heated the beans, the film started to melt, so they had to remove it and start over again.
"We have a difficulty with the sun. The painting is made in segments screwed together, when it heats up it expands and 'breathes' so-to-speak. Some of the beans fall down because of that, so that is why we made this small curtain up there (above the painting)," another artist's assistant, Viktor Mtsyriashvili, said.
The editor-in-chief of Russia's Book of Records measured the painting and registered it as the biggest one in the world. The previous one was made in Albania, but it was 269 square feet, the editor said.
"You know the record that I have registered today is one of the most unusual ones. I registered this record with great pleasure - it is nice and tasty at the same time. Here we can say that this record is not only pleasant to look at, but also could be eaten if necessary. So, today we are registering the world's biggest picture made of coffee beans," Russia's Book of Records editor-in-chief, Alexey Svistunov, said.
People passing by enjoyed the painting and also could have a small cup of coffee while listening to a jazz band playing nearby.
The creators of the painting said they had already applied to the Guinness Book of Records to register their achievement.