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    Mural on the tragic story of the Radium Girls, who suffered horribly with radiation poisoning from painting watch faces back in the 20s

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    ‘Radium’ by street artist SHOK-1

    Mural by SHOK-1 at Rue des Envers 63 in Le Locle (Switzerland), the birthplace of Swiss watchmaking. Curated by Exomusée.

    SHOK-1: 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.

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