Ever scrounge around looking for something to serve as a makeshift vessel with which you can indulge in smoking your medically prescribed marijuana? Or some loose tobacco? Perhaps a piece of fruit or a toilet paper roll?
Well, search no longer. Awmoo And sculptor Lisa Sitko have created elegant alternatives of bone china and ceramic based on the design of the apple as pipe.
Carefully hand-made out of bone china in the United States, and priced at $150 USD, they are now taking pre-orders on their web site.
Lisa Sitko Ceramic Apple Pipes:
Another available apparatus based on the apple as pipe:
Buy the $80 ceramic Apple sculptures by Lisa Sitko
Also available is the Glass Apple Bubbler:
Cerealart, the Philadelphia gallery of artist multiples, is selling ceramic sculptures that also function as bongs, by pop artist Kenny Scharf. Available in limited editions of white, purple, green or orange, and one-of-a-kind hand painted ones, each is stamped signed on the bottom.
above: Cereal Art’s Debbie Mangel with a bong by Kenny Scharf
The Purple, Orange and Green versions shown below are on sale through Nov.15, 2009:
above: Object To Enjoy (Orange, Green or Purple), Kenny Scharf
Size: 9 x 5 x 15.5 inches /23 x 13 x 39.4 cm
Edition: 200 of each (orange, green or purple), stamp signed
At $400 dollars a piece, the three colors shown above are presently on sale for 25% off through November 15, 2009. Visit www.cerealart.com and enter the coupon code KSOBJECT to receive the 25% discount.
NOTE: Unless you are a card carrying legalized medical marijuana user, smoking marijuana is illegal. This sculpture / pipe is for tobacco use only.
The ceramic sculpture/pipe below is also available in white, but limited to only 50 and not on sale:
above: Object to Enjoy (note: white is not on sale)
Size: 9 x 5 x 15.5 inches /23 x 13 x 39.4 cm
Edition: 50, stamp signed
Price: $450.00 USD
And the following limited edition Objects (not eligible for the discount), are each one of a kind and hand painted by Kenny Scharf:
Size: 15.5” h x 9” w x 5” d/ 39.4cm h x 23cm w x 13cm d
Material: Ceramic and Metal
Edition: From an edition of 25 unique individual pieces hand-painted by Kenny Scharf.
About Cerealart: Cerealart develops, produces and distributes a range of three-dimensional visual artist's multiples. The sculptural designs are conceptualized by critically acclaimed internationally recognized contemporary artists who are interested in exploring the possibilities presented by consumer culture. Authorship is published and highlighted as an integral part of each work.
The designs are limited production editions and are distributed through Cerealart, Museums and galleries throughout North America, Great Britain, Europe, Asia and Australia and New Zealand.
Some of Kenny Scharf's recent work:
above: Kenny Scharf, Purplosion, 2009, oil and silkscreen on linen,72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm), Paul Kasmin Gallery
above: Kenny Scharf, Journey to the Center, 2009, oil, acrylic, and silkscreen ink on linen, 84 x 84 inches (213.4 x 213.4 cm), Paul Kasmin Gallery
above: Kenny Scharf, Chocolate Glazed with Sprinkles in Space, 2008, oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm); framed: 41 x 41 inches(104.1 x 104.1 cm), Paul Kasmin Gallery
Kenny Scharf was born in Hollywood. His work is instantly recognizable, with idiosyncratic cartoon creatures popping up in the oddest of places: in paintings, on functional objects, or piled up on top of each other to form huge totem poles. Scharf shot to prominence in New York during the 80s as part of the deeply influential generation of artists that emerged at that time.
He was part of an East Village trio with Keith Haring, his studio mate, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His artwork has been exhibited extensively and can be found in numerous international museum collections including The Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Eli Broad Foundation in Los Angeles and The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Kenny Scharf is represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery - 293 Tenth Ave. New York, NY 10001 and 511 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 -
149 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia Pa 19106
If you admire artful bongs, be sure to see this post on luxury hookahs, water pipes and bongs.
Or see more Airdiem, Meduse, Hurricane, Roor and hand-blown Illadelph bongs here.
It's April 20th.
The twentieth day of the fourth month.
And to those savvy in cannabis culture, it's commonly referred to as "420" (pronounced four twenty), a slang word whose origin truly comes from MY OWN high school, San Rafael High.