File under: wow. Brooklyn Museum is busy hyping its yearly gala the Brooklyn Ball with the help of a twenty-foot-tall piñata in the shape of Andy Warhol’s head. If a museum party hosted in conjunction with The Met with special guests Zac Posen, Stefano Tonchi, and Mario Batali didn’t contain enough details to excite us (it does), a gigantic arts-and-crafts version of Andy’s noggin sure does the trick. According to the Brooklyn Museum blog, the contents of the Warhol piñata will be kept a secret until revelers succeed in breaking it open on April 22, but we have a few ideas — plus the paper-mâché reveal and a ticket giveaway — after the jump.
Why the piñata, anyway? The museum is showcasing artist Jennifer Rubel’s project “Icons” at the gala, a series of food installations that also includes drinking paintings and suspended melting cheese heads. We’re told Andy will be filled with something edible, though we’d like to suggest a few ideas for Warhol-inspired tchotchkes that would round out the loot.
– Thirty-year-old wedding cake
— Nude First Lady photos
— Fake blond hair
— Coke branded bottle openers
— Mimeographed copies of Warhol’s celebrity Rolodex
— Molars, lobster claws, and egg cartons
— Old Campbell’s soup cans (ouch)
Read more about the Brooklyn Ball, purchase tickets, or follow along on Brooklyn Museum’s Twitter feed. Also help us figure out what the hell is in that piñata. Best guess in the comments wins a pair of tickets to the event!