You Won’t Believe Richard Prince’s Latest Marijuana-Filled Project

It will even include rolling papers and "a marijuana strain."

Richard Prince is back with a new provocative work. In his upcoming exhibition at Blum & Poe in LA, the appropriation artist will team up with High Times magazine—but this time around, he is using his own images.

Prince will be lending the magazine a number of works from his Hippie Drawings series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, which “recall children’s drawings or paintings by the mentally ill,” the publisher’s site boasts. These curious images will be used in a special September 2016 edition of High Times.

The venture, dubbed the Trippy issue, will feature original compositions using Prince’s drawings to illustrate “extraterrestrial, polychromatic figures wielding joints.”

It will also feature “rolling papers designed by the artist…along with a marijuana strain,” according to the gallery’s press release.

Christie's auction house staff place bids received over the phone for "Piney Woods Nurse" by artist Richard Prince during Christie's bi-annual Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale in New York, 13 November 2007. A phone bidder paid 5.4 million USD prior premium, while the work had been estimated to sell for 1.8-2.2 million USD. Christie's sale reached a total of 325 million USD from an estimate of 242 to 338 million USD. Courtesy of EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images.

Christie’s auction house staff place bids received over the phone for “Piney Woods Nurse” by artist Richard Prince in November 2007. A phone bidder paid $5.4 million without premium, while the work had been estimated to sell for $1.8-2.2 million. Courtesy of Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

In addition to hosting the special edition’s launch, Blum & Poe will be mounting a four-day exhibition featuring High Times magazine covers, curated by Prince. The artist chose a selection of covers from 1974 through 2014.

This isn’t the first time Prince has expressed surface interest in cannabis culture. As the 66-year-old artist told Carl Swanson in an interview with New York magazine earlier this year: “I liked the way the Rastas looked. I don’t know anything about them. And you know what? I wouldn’t mind wearing a pair of shorts and flip-flops and hanging around the jungle smoking weed all day.”


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