Flogging a Dead Horse, Big Pit Mining Museum

Paul Reas

Flogging a Dead Horse, Big Pit Mining Museum

Lightjet print

50.8 x 60.96 cms (19.96 x 23.96 ins)

1993

HC 9045

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist

From the edition of 5
From the series Flogging a Dead Horse 1985-1993

A working colliery until 1982, the Big Pit Mining Museum is now a 'major' experience.

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

Flogging a Dead Horse, Big Pit Mining Museum

Lightjet print

50.8 x 60.96 cms (19.96 x 23.96 ins)

1993

HC 9045

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