Picasso Bong by Guy Overfelt
Guy Overfelts, “Picasso bong” is a series which stems from the artist’s realization that the modernist master began producing in the 1950s would make structurally sound bongs. Overfelt began making near-exact replicas of Picasso’s ceramic works, altering them slightly to make them functional smoking implements. These versions were produced in Jingdezhen, China, a region known as a center of porcelain production for nearly a thousand years. Think 6th century CE.
Sujet Poisson Bong (After Picasso), 2017, Partially glazed red
earthenware clay bong with decoration in englobes (black, white). Hand blown glass bowl and stem.
Stamped and marked "Edition Picasso Bong / Madoura Plein Feu / Edition Picasso" (underneath).
5.5” h x 8.5” d x 3.75” w
Edition of 50