In Brands we Trust, Barbie silkscreen by Heath Kane

In Brands we Trust


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Medium: 2 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm Paper
Year: 2017
Edition: 25
Size: 59.4cm (w) x 84.1cm (h)
Signed and numbered
Frame shown not included

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“Brands have such a profound impact on our daily lives it's raises the question if religious faith can compete.”

In Brands we Trust



‘In Brands we Trust’ is designed to look on the surface like a classic piece of pop art – juxtaposing Barbie’s face with an image of the Virgin Mary. But the light facade masks a deeper question about consumerism. Whereas Pop Art fetishised consumerism, ‘In Brands we Trust’ challenges it. In March 2016 two people were shot and seriously injured in America when Nike released a new version of its Air Jordan 2 Retro shoes. ‘In Brands we Trust’ ponders the question ‘have brands become our new religion?’ And if so are they encouraging division and extremism?

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