Nelson Mandela Graffiti Made By Ink-Stamped Boxing Gloves [Video]
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.