• 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
     
    SHANGHAI TRIBUTE TO MANDELA BY PHIL AKASHI
     
    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 
     

     

    Mandela Phil Akashi

     

    Phil Akashi punching Mandela

     

     

     

     

    Barclays Center

    Florentijn Hofman

    Marc Quinn

    Anish Kapoor

    Tomie Ohtake

     

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