Free Ride

Free Ride


1 in stock

Medium: Acrylic on plywood
Year: 2023
Size: 60 (w) x 42 (h) x 8 (d) cm | 23.6 (w) x 16.5 (h) x 3.1 (d) in

This artwork is sold unframed

"Whilst the media celebrates the achievements of the growing number of billionaires, shouldn't the rest of us be questioning how they got so rich? "


Who wants to be a billionaire?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously once said ‘you don’t make a billion dollars, you take a billion dollars’. It would take someone on a million-dollar salary a thousand years to make their first billion (or 20,000 years to make 200 billion). Nobody could ever earn enough money in their lifetime to become a billionaire. 

Whilst the media celebrates their achievements, shouldn’t the rest of us be questioning how these people got so rich? For every billionaire in our world; there are millions of people going without.

Free ride is an expression of the exploitation of workers by billionaires.