Let Them Eat Nothing

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Let Them Eat Nothing, 2023

Original artwork

Displayed UK-wide on digital and printed billboards, Jan – Feb 2023 as part of The Gallery, Season 2 ‘The State We’re In’. 

The Gallery is conceived by Martin Firrell and produced by Artichoke in partnership with the Out-of-home industry. 

Artwork description

Let Them Eat Nothing came from a build-up of frustration towards the government. For Sarah Maple, this had been brewing for some time but particularly since the pandemic. 

As UK citizens rely more and more on food banks and even warm banks this winter, she feels there is a ‘let them eat cake’ attitude from those in power. The work also reflects on the aftermath of ‘party-gate’ and our PM apparently being ‘ambushed with a cake’. With many saying ‘it’s all a lot of fuss over a cake’. Sarah Maple felt this was the perfect symbol to reflect The State We’re In.

Print description

Prints are A2 size, produced on high quality 230gsm smooth matt paper. Printed, hand trimmed and packed with care in Manchester, UK.