'Happy Helmet (MDMA)' by Ben Frost, 2020
Based on the artist's work from 2019.
19 x 19.5 Inches
Plush cushion/pillow case with premium velvet-finish and soft, wide-stripe black corduroy back.
Discreet zip-fastening closure with Ben Frost logo tag.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
New in shipping bag with original tag (case only).
Australian born artist Ben Frost is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photorealism and sign-writing.
He has been exhibiting throughout the world for the last 12 years and has been involved in his own share of controversy. In 2000, he faked his own death for an exhibition suitably titled ‘Ben Frost is Dead’ which made national news in Australia. His painting ‘White Children Playing’ caused a stir for its graphic depiction of children using drugs and a masked and disgruntled assailant slashed one of the paintings in his exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane. Police also tried to remove one of his collaborative artworks in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney because of its graphic nature.
He also began and continues to run the Australian street art website ‘Stupid Krap’ and started the yearly paste-up festival Paste-Modernism, which is the largest of its kind in the world.