Neal Cassady Blotter

Blotter art: originally an art form printed on perforated sheets of absorbent blotting paper infused with liquid LSD. The delivery method gained popularity after banning the hallucinogen LSD in the late 1960s. Graphics on blotter sheets originated as an underground art form in the early 1970s, sometimes to help identify the dosage, maker, or batch of LSD. Blotter art frequently incorporates themes common to psychedelic art, using bright, contrasting colors and repeating patterns in its designs. Cartoon characters were often exhibited, and many examples contain religious and mystical imagery or pay homage to figures in the psychedelia subculture.

The Photographer, Herb Greene took the concept of real LSD Blotter and printed some of his most iconic images on blotter paper without adding LSD! Herb moved to the San Francisco Bay area in the 1960’s. He ended up teaming with hippies and musicians in the Haight Asbury neighborhood. One day, he met Jerry Garcia at a bluegrass café, and the two became friends. Greene booked a portrait session with Garcia’s band, The Warlocks, later renamed the Grateful Dead. Greene became friends with many of the era’s musicians and photographed many. 

Neal Cassady: The official Neal Cassady Estate describes him, in part, like this: “Neal Cassady was undeniably the real genius behind the Beat movement.  He was a force of nature.  He was the inspiration behind Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, the man to whom Allen Ginsberg dedicated his landmark poem Howl. This man motivated and inspired William S. Burroughs, Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, the Grateful Dead…to the world he was an icon of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s…”

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Product Details

Edition: Limited Edition

Edition of: 100

Medium: Giclée on Paper

Signed? Unsigned

Framed? Unframed

Height 8"

Width: 8"

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