In Brief

Street art in Shanghai pays tribute to one of South Africa's greatest revolutionaries buy repeatedly punching a wall.

A Shanghai-based artist has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in a very unique way – involving a boxing glove, the Chinese characters for freedom (自由) and a black cinnabar paste which carries significance in Taoist culture.

The boxing glove used by Phil Akashi was imprinted with the Chinese characters for freedom and used to punch a wall located in Shanghai’s graffiti park 27,000 times. The end result was a portrait of Nelson Mandela that is surrounded by other pieces of art from local street artists.

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