John Lennon Peace sculpture design unveiled at Shanghai World Expo

A six meter hand-painted scale model of a peace monument to be built for John Lennon, one of the founding members of ‘The Beatles’ Group, has been unveiled at the Liverpool pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.

Created by young American artist Laurean Voiers, the hand-painted scale model will be about one meter tall. The full-size version will be installed permanently in October 2010 in Lennon’s hometown of Liverpool, and is expected to become a major attraction for tourists on the Beatles trail. It will stand 8 feet tall, 11 feet wide, and weigh 4.5 tons. Expected to cost $350, 000, the monument will be made from a mix of brushed aluminum, acrylic and a special weather-proof coating.

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