Purchase Super K Mario Blotter Paper Archival Print by Ben Frost Limited Edition Fine Art Archival Pigment Print Art on Perforated Blotter Paper.
2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Archival Pigment Print on Perforated Blotter Paper Size: 7.5 x 7.5 Inches Release: April 19, 2023
Super Mario Special K Video Game Limited blotter editions are hand-perforated by Zane Kesey.
"Super K Mario Blotter Paper" is a provocative work of art by Ben Frost, a notable figure for juxtaposing pop art iconography with subversive contexts. This limited edition archival pigment print, released on April 19, 2023, swiftly stands out in pop, street, and graffiti art, stirring dialogue about culture and consumerism. Limited to 100, each piece is meticulously signed and numbered, affirming its uniqueness and collectible status. Frost's creation is a dynamic 7.5 x 7.5 inches print crafted on perforated blotter paper, which traditionally is associated with the distribution of LSD, a usage that the artwork cleverly alludes to without endorsing. The piece showcases the famed video game character Super Mario, depicted in vibrant colors, entwined with the word "KETAMINE" and associated pharmaceutical verbiage. This visual blend delivers a potent statement on the recreational drug culture while playing with the commercialization of beloved childhood figures. The 'Super Mario Special K' title fuses the name of the iconic Nintendo character with a slang term for ketamine, further pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and social commentary. Each blotter is hand-perforated by Zane Kesey, lending an element of handcrafted authenticity to the work and providing a tactile connection to the counterculture Kesey's father, Ken Kesey, was a part of. This process not only exemplifies the artist's attention to detail but also embeds each piece with a sense of personal touch and historical reverence. Ben Frost's art is not for the faint of heart; it confronts the viewer with nostalgia and shock, prompting a re-examination of the icons that populate our collective consciousness. The "Super K Mario Blotter Paper" is a testament to his ability to subvert mainstream symbols and present them back to society with a fresh, if not jarring, perspective. Collectors and admirers of this limited edition work receive more than a piece of art; they acquire a statement, a conversation starter, and a bold critique of the intersections between pop culture, art, and the pharmaceutical industry.