Talented Vancouver artist Myfanwy MacLeod originally made this installation out of a 3-D printed marijuana bud and a magazine cutout, calling it Sweet Maryjane (2015). Photo by CanadianArt.Ca.
Modern examples of the relationship between cannabis and art are more confidently recorded. Fascinating piece of art devoted to cannabis could be find at Miamy Art Basel, Chesterfield Gallery in New York or Gagosian Gallery in San Francisco.
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Today’s consumers are striving towards a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with the environment. Internationally acclaimed designer from Berlin, Werner Aisslinger, proposed resistant and eco-friendly, Hemp Chair. A sheet of material, over 75% of which is composed of hemp, is heat-formed via a production process with low environmental impact borrowed from the car-making industry.
Not to mention that last Miami Art Basel fair entertain visitors not only with cannabis devoted art pieces, but events with high-end cannabis cuisine, which becomes next big foodie trend.
Photo by Henry Drayton courtesy of The Herbal Chef.
Creativity inspired by cannabis
But in this article, we would like to point out that cannabis, along with relaxing feeling also enhance creative flows.
Recently, one of the best selling contemporary artist Richard Prince that paintings is “must have” in any billionaires collection, promoted by Gagosian Gallery in San Francisco, presented exhibition of his vivid, faux-primitive paintings and drawings called “High Times” and a line of branded joints and cannabis vape pens in packaging adorned with his art.
An installation view of the exhibition. CreditRichard Prince, via Gagosian; Rob McKeever.
The line of cannabis products takes its name from John Dogg, one of Richard Prince’s pseudonyms, and Joan Katz, the artist’s longtime friend and his collaborator on the project. The products, which were developed with the cannabis experts at 710 Labs, include flowers, vape pens, all packaged in boxes featuring images from Prince’s distinctive “High Times” and “Hippie Drawings” series.
Richard Prince holding his new line of marijuana, Katz + Dogg, at his launch party. CreditCreditBrian Flaherty for The New York Times.
Chesterfield Gallery in New York even devoted whole exhibition, entitled “Lit!” , to explores cannabis thematic and its place in modern culture. The goal of the exhibition was to underscores the transition of perception of cannabis use from marginal to mainstream, undistinguished to dignified.
See One. Wight Widow. Chesterfield Gallery. Lit!
1). Chris Ahalt. Pipe Art. 2). Sitting Bear. Chris Hubbard in collaboration with Daniel Coyle.
John Gordon Gauld. Chesterfield Gallery. Lit!
Cannabis and Wine
For example, an idea to mix cannabis with wine is not new. 2000 years ago, famous Chinese doctor Hua Tua mixed wine &cannabisin order to use it as an anesthetic. It is enabled him to perform surgeries for removal of appendicitis, etc. Cannabis infused wine was also found in Tel Kabri, Israel and dates back to approximately 1800 B.C.
Todays, typical Cannabis&Winery tour in California or Colorado, includes painting and pottery classes. So from ordinary people to recognized artists like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Charles Baudelaire, Louis Armstrong – cannabis-inspired creativity take a place to be.