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“Radium” by SHOK-1 in Le Locle, Switzerland

11 days ago   |   By Street Art News

Street artist SHOK-1 unveils his new work “Radium” in Le Locle, the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking.
This piece is about the tragic story of the Radium Girls, who suffered horribly with radiation poisoning from painting watch faces back in the 20s. SHOK-1 thinks we can still learn from it today as a narrative about the misuse of science by commerce, and of profit over people.
The mural is rendered in the colour of radium watch lume, as if it were the dial glowing in the dark.
SHOK-1 is the pioneer of aerosol X-ray art and his unique X-ray art works can be seen on murals around the world...
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