Smoking Kid Art

April 6, 2009 · Print This Article

John Waters, John Waters, Children Who Smoke, 2009, 8 c-prints, Each image: 5 × 7 inches, Framed: 26 1/2 × 20 1/2 inches, Edition of 5. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery.

John Waters, John Waters, Children Who Smoke, 2009, 8 c-prints, Each image: 5 × 7 inches, Framed: 26 1/2 × 20 1/2 inches, Edition of 5. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery.

John Waters‘ upcoming exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery in L.A. and Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York will feature his series of movie stills titled “Children Who Smoke.” Love it. Now I’m trying to think of other artists who depict children smoking (preferably real cigarettes, but I’ll take Sally Mann’s fake one too). I’m pressed for time and can only come up with a few examples, but I know there is oh so much more. Who else?

Maria Marshall, When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Cooker (still from video), 1998

Maria Marshall, When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Cooker (still from video), 1998

Rita Ackermann, Now I'm Gonna Take A Vacation

Rita Ackermann, Now I'm Gonna Take A Vacation

Yoshitomo Nara, Guston Girl, 2000, Deutsche Bank Collection
Yoshitomo Nara, Guston Girl, 2000, Deutsche Bank Collection
David Gilmore Blythe, Street Urchins, c. 1856-58, oil on canvas, Collection of The Butler Institute of American Art

David Gilmore Blythe, Street Urchins, c. 1856-58, oil on canvas, Collection of The Butler Institute of American Art

David Gilmore Blythe, The Newsboys, 1846-52

David Gilmore Blythe, The Newsboys, 1846-52

Sally Mann, Candy Cigarette, 1989

Sally Mann, Candy Cigarette, 1989