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05/03/2017 06:16 pm ET

These Incredible Glass Bongs Prove Smoking Weed Can Be High Art

We’ve weeded out the craziest bongs for you.

Think bongs are just an apparatus for smoking marijuana?

They can also be works of art, as a new exhibit in New York demonstrates.

It’s called “Outlaw Glass” and runs through May 27 at the ApexArt gallery in lower Manhattan.

The point of the exhibition, as the press release states, is to show “how the most exciting movement in art glass today comes from those creating innovative, high-end artifacts that just happen to double as tools for getting high.”

The curators have weeded out some outstanding examples as proof. Some are so beautiful, you might think twice about smoking out of them.

Nahhh. 

  • <strong>Coyle</strong>, <i>Smokin Sasquatch</i>, Lampworked borosilicate glass, 6 x 4 x 4 &frac12; inches
    Courtesy APEXART
    Coyle, Smokin Sasquatch, Lampworked borosilicate glass, 6 x 4 x 4 ½ inches
  • <strong>Coyle</strong> and <strong>Kinda</strong>, <i>Gorilla Goddess</i>
    Courtesy APEXART
    Coyle and Kinda, Gorilla Goddess
  • <strong>Redsnapper</strong>, <i>Wake n&rsquo; Bake alarm clock functioning functional art</i>, 2016, Borosilicate glass, alar
    Courtesy APEXART
    Redsnapper, Wake n’ Bake alarm clock functioning functional art, 2016, Borosilicate glass, alarm clock, electronic components, 11 x 6 x 5 inches
  • <strong>Jeff Newman</strong> and <strong>Chandler Ellis</strong>, <i>Balancing Act</i>, 2014, Borosilicate glass, 26 x 8 inch
    Courtesy APEXART
    Jeff Newman and Chandler Ellis, Balancing Act, 2014, Borosilicate glass, 26 x 8 inches
  • <strong>Colton</strong> and <strong>Snic</strong>, <i>Electroformed Graffiti Dry</i>, 2013, 6 x 5 &frac12; x 3 &frac12; inche
    Courtesy APEXART
    Colton and Snic, Electroformed Graffiti Dry, 2013, 6 x 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches
  • <strong>B$</strong> and <strong>Jeff Newman</strong>, <i>I Think It&rsquo;s Rigged</i>, 2016, 12 &frac12; x 5 inches
    Courtesy APEXART
    B$ and Jeff Newman, I Think It’s Rigged, 2016, 12 ½ x 5 inches
  • <strong>Justin Jenicke</strong>, <strong>Big Z</strong>, and <strong>G-Check</strong>, <i>Prana</i>, 2014, Borosilicate glass
    Courtesy APEXART
    Justin Jenicke, Big Z, and G-Check, Prana, 2014, Borosilicate glass, 10 x 5 ¾ x 6 ½ inches
  • <strong>Kinda</strong>, <i>Ego, Envy, and Exile</i>, 2017, Borosilicate glass, 10 1/2 x 5 x 6 inches
    Courtesy APEXART
    Kinda, Ego, Envy, and Exile, 2017, Borosilicate glass, 10 1/2 x 5 x 6 inches
  • <strong>Stevie P</strong> and <strong>Jupiter Nielsen</strong>, <i>Hawaii Beaker</i>, Borosilicate glass, 3 x 3 &frac12; x 8
    Courtesy APEXART
    Stevie P and Jupiter Nielsen, Hawaii Beaker, Borosilicate glass, 3 x 3 ½ x 8 inches
  • <strong>Stevie P</strong>, <i>Illuminati Crushed Opal Klein</i>, 2015, Borosilicate glass, 5 x 7 x 10 &frac12; inches
    Courtesy APEXART
    Stevie P, Illuminati Crushed Opal Klein, 2015, Borosilicate glass, 5 x 7 x 10 ½ inches
  • <strong>Coyle</strong>, <strong>CapNCrunk</strong>, and <strong>Swanny</strong>, <i>Animal Pile</i>, 2016, Lampworked borosil
    Courtesy APEXART
    Coyle, CapNCrunk, and Swanny, Animal Pile, 2016, Lampworked borosilicate glass, 7 ½ x 4 ½ x 3 ½ inches
  • <strong>Redsnapper</strong>, <i>HAT (High Alien Life) Meteorite</i>, 2016, Borosilicate glass, 5 x 3 x 3 inches
    Courtesy APEXART
    Redsnapper, HAT (High Alien Life) Meteorite, 2016, Borosilicate glass, 5 x 3 x 3 inches
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