This article by art blogazine Hyperallergic compares Jeff Koons‘ contentious public sculpture, Split-Rocker, now at Rockefeller Center, to Kara Walker’s old Domino Factory sphinx, Sugar Baby, which I reviewed here. The parallels drawn in this essay by Jillian Steinhauer are rooted in politics; in traditional progressive fashion, she speaks a lot about how race influences art and has an interesting take on the personality versus the size of each work. I have yet to see Split-Rocker, so I cannot say for sure whether her portrayal is accurate or appropriate, but I hope this referral inspires you to go and see both aforementioned creations!
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