The Marvelous Sugar Baby: Giant Sphynx made from Sugar

Kara Walker hat in der stillgelegten Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn eine zehn Meter hohe und 22 Meter lange Sphynx aus Zucker gebaut, in Form einer nackten, schwarzen Arbeiterin. Um die Sphynx stehen Buben aus Candy in Lebensgröße. Woah!

Kara Walker's monumental public project, "A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby" (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Seated in her Manhattan studio, Walker explains how the molasses-covered space, along with her extensive research into the history of sugar, inspired her to create a colossal sugar-coated sphinx, as well as a series of life-sized, sugar and resin boy figurines. A team of artists and fabricators are shown constructing and coating the sphinx, which, as Walker says, gains its power by "upsetting expectations, one after the other." Commissioned by Creative Time, "A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby" is the first large-scale public project by Walker who is best known for her cut paper silhouette installations, drawings, and watercolors. "A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby" is on view until July 6, 2014. Thereafter, the factory will be demolished to make way for condominiums.

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