Photorealist painting - Byzantium security Materials: Acrylic on MDF board Dimensions: 47 x 70 cm Painted: 2012 This painting is available for sale for the princely sum of $500 If you wish to purchase this painting then use the contact page
This image was sourced from a relatively low resolution image which popped up on the Internet. It speaks volumes for the state of the capitalist world. It is such a profound image Bert managed to complete the painting within two weeks of its first appearance on Twitter.
It soon became apparent that the Byzantium security advertisement was for a TV show about spies. Regardless this is another of Bert Ernie’s political paintings which are primarily conceptual as well as realistic.
The idea of the wealthiest 1% being the only people that matter is truly offensive for an anarchist.
Note: This is the only painting ever ‘signed’ by the artist. Look at the top right hand corner and you will see the original name of Bert Ernie – Mark Russell.