BLOTTER ART FUNDRAISER
CONCEIVED OF IN 2003 BY JON HANNA as a fundraiser to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the psychoactive effects of LSD, this beautiful blotter acid art was created by artist Stevee Postman and printed with soy-based inks onto 7.5 X 7.5-inch sheets of hemp-blend paper, each of which was perforated into 900 quarter-inch "hits". A limited edition of 60 were signed and numbered by the inventor of LSD, Dr. Albert Hofmann; proceeds from their sales raised over $100,000 for the non-profit organizations Erowid Center and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. In addition, one of these sheets of art—additionally autographed by Stanislav Grof, Ralph Metzner, Myron Stolaroff, and Nick Sand—raised a donation for Erowid of $10,000; at the time, this was the highest price for which a piece of signed blotter art had been known to sell. Blotter art is a unique form of contemporary folk art--the "baseball card" for the psychedelic drug enthusiast. Timothy Leary signed over a thousand pieces of blotter. While he was alive, such art sold for around $100.00 a sheet; since his death, they often sell for over $600.00 each. Clearly when autographed by members of the entheocognoscenti, such art holds a respectable value for collectors of fine art prints.