Status Symbol Part 2

2020. Acrylic, spray paint, canvas.
220 cm × 130 cm

Part of Monty Richthofen’s solo show ‘Ferrari’, shown at Weserhalle in 2019. The works in Ferrari aim to deconstruct the symbolism embedded in material possessions, making reference to the luxury car company to emphasise that the pursuit of material wealth is ultimately a sacrifice in personal time. To Richthofen, jewelled watches, high end handbags and lavish sports cars represent participation in a capitalist system that ultimately strips away personal freedoms.