I Can Help, Army Wallpaper, B&Q Store, Newport South Wales

Paul Reas

I Can Help, Army Wallpaper, B&Q Store, Newport South Wales

Lightjet print

76.2 x 101.6 cms (29.95 x 39.93 ins)

1988

HC 7584

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

From the series I Can Help, 1988

Paul Reas is part of a pioneering generation of photographers who exposed and critiqued British class and culture in the 1980s and 90s. Reas' seminal body of work, I Can Help (1988)examines the impact of the consumer boom of the 1980s, which resulted in a proliferation of American-style shopping malls and the rise of the new middle class. Humorous and slightly caustic, Reas' images are a criticism of an emerging cultural façade epitomized by heritage industry sites, branding, and figurative cultural icons.

Paul Reas

I Can Help, Army Wallpaper, B&Q Store, Newport South Wales

Lightjet print

76.2 x 101.6 cms (29.95 x 39.93 ins)

1988

HC 7584

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