After the opening of his exhibition “High Times” at Gagosian’s San Francisco gallery, Prince accompanied gallery goers to a nearby cannabis lounge where he treated them to samples of his new strain, titled “Katz + Dogg.” The product comes in the form of pre-rolled joints and vape pens, both of which feature Prince’s art on the packaging.
“Everybody seems to be piling into pot,” Gagosian told the New York Times at the opening. “It’s like Clooney with tequila. Hopefully it will do as well.” (The gallery has no affiliation with Prince’s new venture.)
The “High Times” series, which debuted in New York last fall, finds the artist largely eschewing his more famous use of appropriation in favor of more traditional painting and collaging techniques that recall Basquiat and de Kooning.
The series, like just about everything Prince does, has been polarizing. In her review of the show, New York Times critic Roberta Smith called the work “uncharacteristically generous and self-revealing,” adding that the artist “has never made anything quite so much fun to look at.”
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