A portrait of a false idol
Some of us have the indoctrinated idea that job creation and economic growth comes from rich guys investing in their businesses and that a healthy economy is dependent on these rich guys staging rich. On the other hand, professor Robert Reich says that the real job creators are the vast middle class and the poor, and the markets created by their combined spending power. We tend to agree with Robert, and we are fascinated with the idolizing of CEOs and large corporations. We see the multi billionaires as false idols of our time, and the Salvador Oeconomiam is our portrait of them.
The most expensive painting ever sold is called Salvador Mundi, and was purchased by a saudi prinze for more than $450 million. The painting was sold as an original artwork by Leonado da Vinci, but after the painting was shown to the public, a lot of scholars have been questioning its authenticity, claiming there is no evidence that the painting is by Leonardo da Vinci. It seems fitting to draw our portrait of the false job creator in the composition of an extremely expensive painting with questionable authenticity.
The Salvador Oeconomiam shows a two faced figure claiming to be the true savior of our financial systems. Oblivious to the fact that he, himself, is made up of countless nameless individuals, he comes bearing the gospel of an ever prosperous economy. All he asks in return is that society focuses all efforts on making life at the top of the pyramid as plassant as possible, while keeping the 99% suppressed in place. Provide for the modern messias, and the spoils shall trickle down.