Earlier in the day I had a conversation that went something like this (ok it was a monologue) "I AM SICK OF POP ART, I HATE POP ART...IF IT IS POP ART-LIKE AND AFTER 1973 I THINK IT SHOULD BE BURNED."
This is a paraphrase. It likely went on a bit longer than that but if you knew how many mutilated portraits of Marilyn Monroe I'd just seen you might, perhaps, sympathize. Then I wandered into the Vertical Gallery room at Aqua Miami Beach.
Frost's work made me say "ok, I take it back." These pieces have an utilitarian angle as shopping bags and re-imaginings of popular advertising. I only took a few photos but the Krispy Creme piece below? I hate donuts and it made me want to head to Krispy Creme. They should hire him to do their boxes.
Good pop art, these days and in my humble opinion, has a sense of humor. It isn't just Warhol vomited up for the 50th time. Frost has a different vision from most doing pop art these days. See more at benfrostisdead.com.