Heath Kane - Richer than Batman x David Bray - Blue and Red edition
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Heath Kane - Richer than Batman x David Bray - Blue and Red edition

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Heath Kane - Richer than Batman x David Bray - Blue and Red edition (2021)

Size - 29.7 x 42 cm

Medium - 2 Colour Screenprint on Southbank Coarse 310gsm with Neon Red and Chinagraph pencil

Limited edition of 50, hand signed and numbered by the artist

Sold unframed

 

“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?