Artist Punches Wall 27,000 Times in Honor of Nelson Mandela
Art and boxing don’t often intersect. But Belgian-born Shanghai-based artist Phil Akashi married these two subjects when he created a stunning tribute to Nelson Mandela—using boxing gloves and traditional Chinese ink paste. By punching a wall 27,000 times with the characters 自由/”Freedom,” the artist produced this homage to Mandela, who remains hospitalized in critical condition.
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Artist Punches Wall 27,000 Times in Honor of Nelson Mandela

Art and boxing don’t often intersect. But Belgian-born Shanghai-based artist Phil Akashi married these two subjects when he created a stunning tribute to Nelson Mandela—using boxing gloves and traditional Chinese ink paste. By punching a wall 27,000 times with the characters 自由/”Freedom,” the artist produced this homage to Mandela, who remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Read more and video: Art on GOOD