Patrick Martinez Vs. Arizona

LA-based artist Patrick Martinez (interviewed) proves he isn’t afraid to tackle a controversial issue head-on with this incredible series of one-of-a-kind custom fitted hats, which poke fun at Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law by making a variation on the Major League Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks name & logo into a racial slur. In Patrick’s own words, “”I created the hat pieces to visually show the connection between the racist republicans that run the “Arizona Diamondbacks”(a major league baseball team) and how they are helping to push the Arizona SB1070 law by generous funding. I re-named the team with the racist inspired name Arizona Wetbacks because I believe it’s more of a fit based on the racist actions the owners are taking with the SB1070 bill which they are helping to advance. I created three hats for the three players on the diamondbacks of latin decent  (Juan Guitterez, Gerardo Parra, and Rodrigo Lopez) that will be celebrated on the field then asked for their papers when they leave it. This bill is a step backwards in terms of progression. It is also a giant slap in the face to the many people that fought for equal rights in the past as well as the present. The SB1070 law has the feeling of the beginning stages of apartheid. This bill should be stopped.” Check out the The Huffington Post for more on this issue. Photos by Chaim Diesto.

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One comment on “Patrick Martinez Vs. Arizona
  1. Hello there,
    I know this hat came out a few years ago, but I was wondering if there was anyway we could place an order of this hat? one of each color? please get back to me, thanks!
    Blanca

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