Rich Enough to be Batman x JNY
Rich Enough to be Batman x JNY (2021)
Size - 55 x 60cm
Medium - 3 colour screenprint 310gm Southbank Coarse paper
Limited edition of 36, hand signed and numbered by the artist
Print created as part of Jealous Needs You (JNY) show, July 2022.
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?