Monday, October 31, 2022
For decades, a major piece of counter-culture history was wedged behind a bed in Merl Saunders' San Francisco house. The crude pipe looks like something a teen may have cobbled together at summer camp, but according to art historian Steve Cabella, it's basically a religious object. A so-called "spirit pipe," this particular pot implement was made by LSD pioneer Augustus Owsley Stanley for Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia, and it's been MIA for decades.
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