The New Power Generation Gloves
Minneapolist: The New Power Generation, ca. 1990. Leather, size L. Very good with wear from stage use. Item #6046
A pair of black gloves with Prince’s love symbol adorned on zipper. These gloves were worn onstage by members of Prince’s band The New Power Generation, and appeared in the film Graffiti Bridge. Most notably, Tony Mosley wore gloves of these style; he remains a key member of The New Power Generation and was a close collaborator with Prince in the early-1990s, co-writing and performing several songs with him.
Prince’s bands and touring dancers were indispensable to his reputation as one of the most legendary performers of our time. This pair of stage-worn gloves exemplifies the concoction of slyness and ostentation that characterized much of Prince’s visual language.