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Sugar sculpture honors black workers

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  • Visitors view "A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby," by artist Kara Walker, on display Saturday inside the former Domino Sugar Refinery, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY,

      Visitors view "A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby," by artist Kara Walker, on display Saturday inside the former Domino Sugar Refinery, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY,
    Associated Press

 
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NEW YORK -- A 35-foot-tall sphinxlike sculpture made of sugar is on display at an old New York City factory as a tribute to black workers.

Artist Kara Walker's monumental installation occupies much of the cavernous interior of the former Domino Sugar Refinery in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

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Four tons of sugar was used to create the kerchief-wearing sculpture with exaggerated African features.

The artist is known for exploring issues of race, discrimination, sexual exploitation and power in her work.

The full title of the work is "A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant."

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