Yep: Brazilian Painter Uses Pot Smoke As Art Medium

August 21, 2012


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'.




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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