Jul 18, 2013

Tribute to Nelson Mandela | 27,000 Punches Portrait

Shanghai based artist Phil Akashi pays tribute to international hero Nelson Mandela, painting a monumental portrait made of 27.000 boxing punches with the Chinese characters 自由/"Freedom".
‘‘ This artwork exemplifies Nelson Mandela's 27 years of incarceration but also symbolize his lifelong brave stand for freedom and equality. Nelson Mandela is an extraordinary artist of peace. He sacrificed his own freedom to fight for the freedom of others and therefore represents a fantastic source of inspiration for the entire world.’’ -Phil Akashi

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