Yep: Brazilian Painter Uses Pot Smoke As Art Medium

August 21, 2012

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Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque (pronounced 'hockey' and not 'roach' like it should be) creates art with pot smoke by repeatedly blowing the smoke at a piece of paper with a stencil taped to it. :/ Art, ladies and gentlemen!

It takes him a week to do a single print -- blowing about five joints of smoke onto a paper daily.


Smoking marijuana is illegal in Brazil, but some of Rocque's pot-stained prints are selling for $2,500 each. A show featuring the work opened last week at an alternative gallery in Rio's stylish Ipanema neighborhood.

*non joint related coughing* $2,500 apiece?! I'm in the wrong f***ing business. Brobro here is smoking five joints a day, finishing one print a week and selling them for up to $2,500? *does the math* That's it, somebody drive me to the nearest medical dispensary, I'm getting an ounce. Then I'll need you to take me for some fro-yo. But only one of the places that lets you add the toppings yourself. I'll show you a true artiste at work!

Hit the jump for several more shots including a finished piece of Arnold Schwarzenegger which may or may not be an homage to him smoking that joint in 'Pumping Iron'.

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Thanks to daniel, who creates art the old fashioned way: with the dried blood of his enemies. See?! Now that's what I'm talking about!

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