Joshua Tree, California: Party Cat (Gone)

Carved from marble for the 2015 Coachella Festival. Stood in an empty desert lot. Weighed 49 tons. Party Cat sat at the top of a staircase, wearing sunglasses and holding a can of beer.

Southeast of town. From CA-62 turn south at the stoplight onto Park Blvd, which becomes Quail Springs Rd. Drive four miles. Turn left onto dirt Uphill Rd. Drive a half-mile. You'll see Party Cat on the left. If you reach Wagon Wheel Rd you've driven too far.
2021: Reported gone.

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Party Cat

I think this is gone. We just searched all over for it.

[Kitty, 08/24/2021]

The hipster owners sold the property -- claiming that the desert had become too crowded -- and moved the 43-ton "Party God" cat statue to somewhere in Los Angeles.

Party God.

Party Cat

This statue is made from three solid pieces of marble. It sits alone on a barren piece of land a little outside the main entrance to Joshua Tree National park.

[William Harrell, 12/05/2020]

Officially titled "Party God," the statue was carved in 2015 for the Coachella Festival. After the statue's brief moment of celebrity it was moved here, and likely will stay here since it weighs 49 tons.

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