At the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS), last year, Gerry Judah charmed the world with his spectacular Gateway Arch-shaped sculpture, featuring a pair of zooming automobiles on its grand curve. This time around, the India-born artist has crafted an equally stunning, and somewhat confounding, sculptural-cum-architectural marvel, which now adorns the space in front of the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
Measuring around 82 ft (approx. 25 m) in height, the steel sculpture is made up of six legs, each of which tapers towards the base. At its other end, three cars – a Porsche 911 Carrera, a 911 SC Coupé and a 911 2.2 Coupé – are securely affixed to the metal framework, lending the structure an air of splendour and opulence. The sculpture’s unique roundabout design means that the cars can be seen from every angle. Speaking about his creation, Judah said:
This design is a variation of the one I made for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013, which Porsche were very keen on… I responded to this challenge by having each element shooting through each other. It allows viewers to enjoy the cars wherever they stand.
Weighing nearly 80-tonne, the sculpture contains eight different sections, each of which was prefabricated in England and then shipped to Germany where they were finally assembled on site. The artist added:
The challenge of bringing together a sense of dynamics, height and danger inspired the design. I hope people will be excited by it.