Creative Time’s Inaugural Artist Sand Castle Competition, in Photographs

  • Friday afternoon, Creative Time held its inaugural Artist Sandcastle Competition. Producing everything from traditional structures to tableaux vivants, the artists used way more than just sand to realize their visions. Ryan McNamara buried some art world bigwigs in sand, Tom Sachs brought a motorized pump and Kenya Robinson got her team all tied up. Check out this slide show for a quick look at the seaside challenge.

  • Mr. McNamara with Cecilia Dean and team.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • This team built a mound fitted with plastic tubes to give sight lines.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • This human fountain won the competition.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • This team staged a drum circle beside their sphinx-like sculpture.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • Kenya Robinson and her team employed a "cat's-cradle" motif.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • Mr. Yellin's sandcastle provided free haircuts within an altar and bowling.

  • Tom Sachs and his team dug a hole to China, with a motorized pump!

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • Photo: Rozalia Jovanvoic

  • One of the more traditional castles to be seen.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • David Velasco of Artforum was buried in this tableau vivant by Ryan McNamara.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • Mr. Robinson (left) served as one of the distinguished judges on the panel.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • The impromptu drum circle.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

  • “We love winning and we love you all,” Mr. Outlaw shouted to the crowd on picking up his gold shovel, a bucket of booze and a $500 gift-certificate to Grey Area.

    Photo: Rozalia Jovanovic

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