Celebrate Pride with an old school party! The Pride Pack comes with 2 handmade party hats and 2 silver plastic beaded necklaces.
In 2011, I created the GayGayGay robe as part of an ongoing work of art called the Society of 23. Knowing that the narrative of this secret brotherhood was incredibly complex, I created an edition of party hats to accompany the robe as an interactive souvenir of the brotherhood experience. The party hat evokes an idea of fun and play while capturing the simultaneous struggles of hate, self-hate, and social injustice in and out of the LGBTQ community. The party hat is meant to be a symbol of controversy that vibrates between pride and suffering, and celebration and mourning. The party hat, with its recognizable colors and silhouette, is perfectly selfie-ready for Pride parties in the streets, but even more perfect displayed as an art sculpture hanging on the wall or resting on a bookshelf.
The first party hats were created in a limited edition of 83 in 2011. This year is the second edition of the party hats, created in a limited edition of 100. Each party hat is signed and numbered by the artist.
party hat is 4.5 in. x 4.5 in. x 6.5 in.
Materials include heavy paper, cotton fabric, and silver elastic