Most hardcore cannabis enthusiasts have been to their fair share of head shops and specialty stores for all of their marijuana needs and wants. Even a lot of us more casual smokers out there have most likely seen a decent bit of crazy bongs and colorful pipes on display shelves, enticing all who walk in. There’s no denying the awesome feeling you get when you take a hit out of a hand-blown, genuine piece of glass art.
Whether it’s a strange geometric shape with a funky color scheme or an elaborate bubbler in the likeness of your favorite cartoon character, there’s a surplus of amazing glass bongs out there for all to enjoy. The absolutely most crazy bongs you could ever hope to see in your life, however, are most definitely not to be found in regular old corner stores and head shops, though. As has been used over and over in related headlines, lots of museums and art galleries across the world have begun bringing new meaning to the words ‘high art’ by rolling out exhibits dedicated to some of the most beautifully designed glass bongs in the world has ever seen.
Not Just For Smoking Anymore
The National Liberty Museum of Philadelphia presented an exhibit called The Treachery of Images in May of 2017, which displayed some works by the finest glassblowers in the United States. For example, one of the exhibit’s water pipes bears a striking resemblance to a fiery, orange dragon. Glaring and snarling, this crazy bong is one of fifty which were brought to the museum. In New York, Grey Space Art is the first gallery to open up purely to showcase glass art. Unless you’ve got the funds, though, you’ll only be admiring when going to see exhibits such as these. The price range of all the crazy bongs on display at Grey Space Art range from 20,000$ to 300,000. Clearly, these beautiful pieces of glass are no longer simple smoking devices but rather prized works of creative craftsmanship to be cherished and admired.