Big Picture: Nelson Mandela artwork

Phil Akashi

Belgian artist Phil Akashi, who is based in Shanghai, created this image of Nelson Mandela by pounding a wall 27,000 times with a boxing glove bearing the Chinese character for freedom. Mandela was a boxer in his youth.

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