Heath Kane - Rich Enough to be Batman - "Buy More Crap" Dollar Note
Heath Kane - Rich Enough to be Batman - "Buy More Crap" Dollar Note (2022)
Size - 6.6 x 15.6cm
Medium - 1 Colour Screenprint on 'Film Prop' US Dollar notes with Neon Pink ink
Limited edition of 200, hand signed and numbered by the artist
“This collection raises questions about wealth and social justice, through the idea that with enough money anyone can be a superhero ”
Rich Enough to be Batman? This is the question that inspired Rich Enough to be Batman – the international best-selling collection. The print, depicting Queen Elizabeth II wearing a Batman mask provokes a pressing question about wealth and social contribution, through the idea that with enough money anyone can be a superhero.
The idea for the collection originated from The Sunday Times Rich List. Is it necessary to parade wealth around like a badge of honour? Or really, does it just amplify how little most of society has?
The conversation about wealth and social contribution is more relevant now than ever. We’re emerging from a global pandemic where the rich have got richer and poverty seems to be at an all-time high.
In a world where wealth has become concentrated in the hands of the ultra-elite, the question remains: how rich do you need to be before you become Batman?