Monday, February 4, 2019

Cary Leibowitz | Stonewall Yarmulke

Cary Leibowitz
Stonewall Yarmulke (Shalom Independence: July 4, 1776-June 27, 1969)
New York City, USA: Self-published, 1995
20.3 cm. diameter
Edition size unknown

In 1995, Leibowitz ordered a series of custom-made "designer" kippot from a supplier on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A traditional symbol of  Jewish observance, the yarmulkes become a canvas for the the artist to express a variety of social and political ideas from domestic politics to Holocaust remembrance to gay pride. Other examples include Kosher Hot Dog Yarmulke (Please Don't Forget Eleanor Roosevelt) and Swedish Yarmulke (Please Don't Forget Raoul Wallenberg).

Available from Invisible Exports for $100 US, here.

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