RADIUM x SHOK1

‘Radium’ is a new work by British graffiti artist SHOK1, painted in Le Locle, the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking. Swipe for details.

“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. I think we can still learn from it today as a narrative about the misuse of science by commerce, and of profit over people.

I rendered it in the colour of radium watch lume, as if it were the dial glowing in the dark.”

Check out the photos of the artwork below!

 

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