"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art." - Andy Warhol
Few American artists are as ever-present and recognizable as Andy Warhol. Warhol’s ambition to capture the essence of American pop culture — our shininess & haste, our daily lives & their brilliant color — erased the oppressive boundary between the pretentious “fine art” of museums and the art of everyday folks. Warhol’s success in disentangling “fine-art” from the establishment has uplifted and inspired creatives around the world in everything from fashion and advertising to music and film.
Fuel for the marathon, the sprint, and the paradigm shift, Mellow Fellow’s Charged Blend is engineered for creators and innovators pushing the envelope.
What Is THCv?
THCv is for busy bees, productivity seekers, and disruptors. THCv is distinct from the common Δ9 because it does not produce any type of psychotropic effect. In comparison, THCv promotes increased mental acuity, focus, and productivity! This makes it the perfect cannabinoid for Mellow Fellows on a deadline, or fellows who need a final push to make that breakthrough or game-changing discovery. THCv is also a proven appetite suppressant, preventing “the munchies” from crashing your creative buzz or interrupting your intermittent fasting schedule.
No wonder we chose THCv as the central element in Warhol’s Charged Blend. Paired distinctly with PHC, CBG, and HHC this unique blend of cannabinoids was designed as the perfect prompt and provocation for creators. Dedicated to Andy Warhol's prolific work ethic, our Charged Blend is ready to take you dancing all night, with enough left in the tank to get back to the studio!
Who Is Andy Warhol?
Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. Fascinated by the technological advancements of mass media and a newly developing consumer culture, Pop art experimented with new technologies and methods of artmaking, devoted to developing a recognizable aesthetic for a broader class of Americans. Bored by the inaccessibility of 1920s Impressionism and Surrealism, Pop Artists utilized mass-produced images and everyday objects to troll the vacuous emptiness of American consumer culture by glorifying it.
From the late 1940s until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol produced over 9,000 paintings and sculptures and nearly 12,000 drawings. (TALK ABOUT BEING CHARGED UP!) Most famous for his silkscreen studies of Campbell's soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and celebrity portraits, Warhol was able to capture the essence of banal daily life in a way that was both realistic and surreal.
Warhol's Charged Blend
Despite his focus on the mundane, Warhol's work is anything but ordinary. Cautious of the cheapening effects mass media proliferation has on aesthetic beauty, his use of bright colors, bold lines, and unusual techniques created works that were both visually stunning and intellectually engaging. By focusing his attention on the “every day,” Warhol was able to create works that challenged our preconceived notions of what art should be, who it should speak to, and how it could be created.
Warhol's work is notable for its exploration of celebrity and fame. Fascinated by the world of Hollywood and the cult of celebrity, his portraits of famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, have become iconic. Warhol's portraits of celebrities were often based on photographs, which he then reproduced using a silk-screening process, manipulating and recontextualizing them to create something new and unexpected. By doing so, he created a sense of detachment between the image and the viewer, questioning the staying power of fame in the face of mass media. His preoccupation with fame and persona followed him throughout his career and extended into Warhol’s method of collaborative production, best exemplified by the moniker for Warhol’s New York studio: the factory.
By repeating the same image over and over again, Warhol draws our attention to the gap between image and reality. Between thought and expression. Between beauty and truth. This space, charged with whatever baggage the viewer brings with them to observe the canvas, becomes more collaborative than critical. Unlike any other artists, Warhol’s portraits invite you to participate with them, their process evoking an almost purely American incantation: “Nothing good, save the new!”
Why Warhol For Our Charged Blend?
At Mellow Fellow, one of our constant missions is to find the intersection of art and innovation — which has inevitably has its failures and sucesses. After months in the lab trying to refine our perfect pick-me-up, we felt like Warhol in his studio: producing copy after copy of almost-not-quite.
Warhol's approach to focus can be seen in his use of repetition. He often created series of works that were identical or nearly identical. By repeating the same image over and over again, Warhol made available the wild by-products of perfection. Through trial and error, we developed Warhol’s Charged blend, feeling indebted to his sense of ambition. Now available in bright hot strains: Candyland, Pineapple Express, and Wedding Crashers, pick-up the ultimate pick-me-up, today.
"I believe that the more you do, the more you can do. Ambition gives you the energy and drive to keep exploring new possibilities and taking on new challenges." - Andy Warhol
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