Purchase Employee of the Month Limited Edition Archival Pigment Fine Art Prints on Fine Art Paper by Graffiti Street Art and Pop Culture Artist Ben Frost.
Ben Frost (b. 1975) Employee of the Month, 2014 Archival pigment print on Fine Art paper 17 x 17 inches (43.2 x 43.2 cm) (sheet) Ed. 28/65 Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge Published by 1xRUN, Detroit
Ben Frost is utilizing imagery familiar to western culture in order to make a statement about the culture itself on the basis of consumerism, modern icons, big corporations, etc. Animation characters, pop icons, brand logos, and many more are transformed into vibrant artworks and find their place in galleries. With this in mind, and in the case of Ben Frost, it is futile to try to identify a clear borderline between low and high art. In reality, the artist wants the audience to think on the terms of high or low value and, by extension, what these actually mean. Over the years street artists have managed to establish themselves as respected creators and some of them have even gained international fame, transforming graffiti from a fringe art, aiming sometimes to mark street gangs’ territory, into big business.