A Long Term Investor

Artwork details: acrylic inks, 22.7 x 15.8 inches (58 x 40 cm), 2000.

Some people have asked me is this a comment on capitalism, but really the picture came about from the idea that stocks and shares will (almost) always increase in value - if only one waits long enough - but who can afford to wait for eternity...?

'A Long Term Investor' or 'FT Demon'
A Long Term Investor - picture by Nancy Farmer

I painted this some years ago, now, and the newspapers were sketched from real, recent papers, so I thought I'd put these little magnified bits below. The image of the Wall Street Journal was a bit too small to squeeze in any content, but the Financial times has real headlines. Here they are magnified several times larger than the original painting, and talking of investments only turning a profit if you have an eternity to wait, the font page shows a headline which coincidentally announces the take-over of J.P. Morgan - an investment bank with a long and respected pedigree, finally falling to a younger and bigger predator...

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