Guinness Records to check newly unveiled Brazil graffiti

A giant graffiti titled "Contos" or "Tales", created by 19-year-old Luna Buschinelli, covers an exterior of the Rivadavia Correa munici

Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Marcelo Crivella talks with the media in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 19, 2017. Members of Rio de Janeir

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mayor of Rio de Janeiro says a newly unveiled graffiti painting will submitted to Guinness World Records for consideration as the largest work of its kind by a woman.

The work entitled "Contos," or "Stories," measures about 2,500 square meters and was unveiled Monday by Mayor Marcelo Crivella. It depicts and an illiterate mother holding a book and telling a story to her children.

Rio officials say the piece created on a high school's wall in the city's downtown could be the biggest piece of graffiti ever painted by a woman.

The 19-year-old artist Luna Buschinelli calls it a tribute to mothers and teachers.

It is the first of 20 murals the Rio City Hall is sponsoring through an effort to enhance public spaces through urban art.