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Radical artist Ben Frost turns a proposed Covid drug into one big joke

Our favourite enfant terrible of the Australian art world, Ben Frost, continues to challenge established consumer brands – bastardising logos, chopping up brand names, and chucking in icons of popular culture that totally contradict big brands’ missions.

This modern-day art menace-slash-genius will take just about any traditional packaging and turn it into something altogether fucked-up and fabulous.

Krispy Kreme labels turned naughty hentai; McDonald’s gone Nightmare on Elm Street; Disney gone S&M; it appears no big corporation is safe from Frost’s fanatical tampering.

The week sees the release of a five-piece ‘Joker Brand’ series featuring DC Comics’ original Joker emblazoned over large painted packets of Ivermectin.

For those who don’t know, Ivermectin an anti-parasitic drug that was initially used to treat pigs infested with heartworm. In 1987, the drug was approved for human use, and today it’s used to treat everything from head lice to scabies to even Covid by some freakish practitioners.

Using his usual resources of acrylic and spray paint, Frost has stenciled the face of The Joker and that very questionable drug over canvas stretching 60cm x 60cm.

There are only 5 artworks available, each with a slight difference, being the colour of the Clown Prince’s eyes.

See the release times below, and send any enquiries you might have to info@benfrostisdead.com.

Nothing left to say here, really, except for HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

Antonino Tati


Los Angeles – Thursday, March 3rd – 3:00 pm
New York – Thursday, March 3rd – 6:00 pm
London – Thursday, March 3rd – 11:00 pm
Melbourne, Australia – Friday, March 4th – 10:00 am




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