• MUST-SEE NEW PUBLIC ART ACROSS THE GLOBE

    posted by Studio Phil Akashi on Monday, October 14, 2013

    In the Shanghai Graffiti Park (No. 709 Lingshi Road, inside the Electric Industrial Park), Belgian-born Shanghai-based artist Phil Akashi has created a mural of Nelson Mandela using a boxing glove to which he attached a seal engraved with the Chinese characters for “freedom.”
     
    MUST-SEE NEW PUBLIC ART ACROSS THE GLOBE by BLOUIN ARTINFO on October 14, 2013
     

    After dipping the glove in black cinnabar paste, Akashi punched the wall 27,000 times to print a monumental portrait, called “Tribute to Mandela.” Inspired by Mandela’s lifelong stand for freedom and equality, Akashi’s seal painting can be considered a way to promote democracy through art in politically restrictive China.—Yiquan Wang 
     

    BLOUIN ARTINFO - Phil Akashi, Tribute to Mandela 1

    BLOUIN ARTINFO - Phil Akashi, Tribute to Mandela 2
    BLOUIN ARTINFO - Phil Akashi, Tribute to Mandela 3

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    Florentijn Hofman

    Marc Quinn

    Anish Kapoor

    Tomie Ohtake

     

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