Peter Anton  (American, 1963) 

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Peter Anton (American, b.1963) is a renowned sculptor and artist who was born in New Haven, CT. He mainly focuses on food, especially on chocolates and other kinds of sweets. He makes giant naturalistic sculptures and is famous for his boxed chocolates. Occasionally, his studio can appear like a sweet shop,as it is filled with many real treats. He uses them as models. He starts with the process of eating, feeling, smelling, dissecting, and studying a new food repeatedly so as to familiarize himself with a new subject. Afterwards, he embarks on the tedious and long process of carving, sculpting, sanding, constructing, and painting his assorted media works.

In 1993, Anton appeared at the Henri Gallery located in Washington, D.C. for his first show. His first solo exposition in New York took place at Bruce R. Lewin Gallery back in 1995. The exhibition featured more than 70 giant vegetables and fruits. This show earned him more attention than other artists. He proceeded to appear in more solo exhibitions at the gallery. He also had solo shows at Urban Art in Seoul, Allan Stone Gallery in New York, Hammer Galleries in New York, Galerie Terminus in Munich, and Galerie Schriever in Cologne.

Anton's work has been featured in group shows in the United States and overseas. This includes shows held at Museum Villa Rot in Germany, Austin Museum of Art in Texas, Hudson River Museum in New York, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Castellani Art Museum in New York, Allan Stone Gallery in New York, Elaine Baker Gallery in Florida, Keszler Gallery in New York, and COPIA Museum in Napa Valley. The Galerie Terminus represented him at the Palm Beach Fine Art and Antique Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Cologne, and the Venice International Art Fair. Anton's work is also featured in corporate and private collections, such as those belonging to Sir Howard Stringer, Sony's CEO, Keith Richards of Rolling Stones, Sir Norman Foster, an architect, Raymond James Financial, Oppenheim Bank, Breitling Watches, and Perfetti Van Melle, the candy maker giant.

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Peter Anton, Dark Bar 5 (0460)

 

Peter Anton
Dark Bar 5 (0460)
2012

Tangent Contemporary Art
Peter Anton, Sweetheart Sampler (Yellow Square)

 

Peter Anton
Sweetheart Sampler (Yellow Square)
2013

Tangent Contemporary Art
Peter Anton, Special Assortment Round (0439)

 

Peter Anton
Special Assortment Round (0439)
2013

Tangent Contemporary Art
Peter Anton, Special Assortment (Blue Spirals)

 

Peter Anton
Special Assortment (Blue Spirals)
2013

Tangent Contemporary Art
Peter Anton, Special Assortment Round (0440)

 

Peter Anton
Special Assortment Round (0440)
2013

Scott Richards Contemporary Art
Peter Anton, Chocolate Cake

 

Peter Anton
Chocolate Cake
2013

UNIX
Peter Anton, Special Sampler

 

Peter Anton
Special Sampler
2013

UNIX
Peter Anton, Sunshine Assortment

 

Peter Anton
Sunshine Assortment
2013

UNIX
Peter Anton, Chocolate Eclair Bar

 

Peter Anton
Chocolate Eclair Bar
2012

Arcature Fine Art
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Peter Anton, The Ice Cream Bar

 

Peter Anton
The Ice Cream Bar, 2003
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Peter Anton, Special Assortment

 

Peter Anton
Special Assortment, 2006
mixed media 3-d

 

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Peter Anton, Special assortment

 

Peter Anton
Special assortment, 2006
mixed media in 3-D

 

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1963   Born in New Haven, Connecticut
2013   Schloss Gottorf Museum, Schleswig, Germany
2013   Random Acts of Indulgence, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2013   Random Acts of Indulgence, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (solo exhibition)
2012   Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
2012   SUGAR AND GOMORRAH, Art Miami, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
2012   Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
2012   Strathmore Museum, Bethesda, MD
2012   Schloss Neuenburg Museum, Neuenburg, Germany
2011   Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2011   Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011   Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
2011   Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2011   Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Keszler Gallery, New York, NY, Southampton, NY
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Gallery Biba, Palm Beach, FL
Davis-Klemm Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2010   In aller Munde - Süßwaren in der Kunst Museum Villa Rot Burgrieden-Rot
Candy Art, Galerie Ralph Schriever, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Keszler Gallery, New York, NY, Southampton, NY
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Unix Fine Art, London, England
Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, Lake Charles, LA
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Biba, Palm Beach, FL
2010   Sweet Tooth, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2010   Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
2010   Candy Art, Galerie Ralph Schriever, Cologne, Germany (solo exhibition)
2010   London International Fine Art Fair, Unix Fine Art
2010   Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Ralph Schriever
2009   Art Basel Miami Beach, Allan Stone Gallery, NY
2009   Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
2009   Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
2009   Korean International Art Fair, Davis-Klemm Gallery
2009   Art Salzburg, Galerie Terminus
2009   Madden Museum of Art, Denver, CO
2009   Sculpture, Alan Stone Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2009   Allan Stone Gallery New York, NY (solo)
Urban Art Seoul (solo)
2008   Recent Works, Galerie Adler Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, FL (solo exhibition)
2008   New Works, Galerie Pergolese, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
2008   Davis-Klemm Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2008   Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Galerie Bertin Toublanc, Miami, FL
2008   Art Basel Miami Beach Allan Stone Gallery, NY
2008   Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
2007   Galerie Bertin Toublanc, Miami, FL
2007   Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT 2007 Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
2007   Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
2007   Bigger Than Life, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany (solo exhibition)
2007   Bigger than life, Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany (solo)
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
2006   Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
2006   Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2005   How Sweet It Is!, Hammer Galleries, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2005   Russeck Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Hammer Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
Palmbeach3-Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach,FL
Art Miami- Russeck Gallery, Miami, FL
2004   Palm Beach Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach, FL
Russeck Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003   Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
COPIA American Center for Food, Wine & Arts, Napa Valley, CA
Russeck Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Russeck Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003   COPIA American Museum for Food, Wine & Arts, Napa, CA
2002   New York Chocolate Show , Russeck Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2002   Russeck Gallery, New York, NY
Russeck Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001   Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2001   Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2001   Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2000   King Size, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2000   Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999   Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999   Sweet Shangri-La, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
1998   U.F.O. Unidentified Food Objects, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
1998   Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Pelham Art Center Pelham, NY
1997   Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
1996   Chocolate Throughout the Land!, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York (solo)
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
1995   Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York (solo)
Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York
1995   The Great American Seed Show, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
1995   Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
1994   Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY
1994   Stonington Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1994   Koucky Galleries, Charlevoix, MI
1994   Owl 57 Galleries, Woodmere, NY
1994   Somerhil Gallery Chapel Hill, NC
Stonington Gallery Ketchum, ID
Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
Owl 57 Galleries Woodmere, NY
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY
Koucky Galleries, Charlevoix, MI
1993   Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Artspace Gallery New Haven, CT
1993   J. Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
1993   Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1993   Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
1993   Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1993   Artspace Gallery, New Haven, CT
1993   My Dinner with Henri, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
1992   Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1992   Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
1992   Alias Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991   J. Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
1991   Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1991   Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
  Tennesee State Museum, Nashville, TN
  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  Leasconcept, Essen, Germany
  Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg, FL
  Schneider Transportation, Green Bay, WI
  Tennesee State Museum, Nashville, TN
  Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT
  Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  Bank Oppenheim, Cologne, Germany
  Breitling Watches, Grenchen, Switzerland
  Coty Cosmetics, New York, NY
  ExecuCounsel, Toronto, Canada
2011    Lita Solis-Cohen, “Antiques & Art at the Armory,” Antique Digest, January, 2011
2010    John Birdsall, “Sweets the Subject of Contemporary Art Show,” SF Weekly, November 10, 2010
HeidiBurklin, “Olympia mit neuem Gesicht: Als LIFAF strebt man nach Hoherem,” Welt, June 12, 2010
*Christina Kirsch, “To Melt Away,” Sudwest Presse, March 22, 2010
Arts Writer, “Susse Verfuhrung in der Galerie,” Koln Nachrichten, March 11, 2010
M.I.B., “Candy Art! Sogar Bill Clinton steht auf Kunstar Peter Anton,” Bild, March 11, 2010
Arts Writer, “Diese Kunst ist zum Anbeissen,” Express, March 9, 2010
*Adrienne Braun, “Sechs Nullen Sind die Absolute Ausnahme,” ART, March 8, 2010
Christianne Meixner, “Tischlen deckt sich,” Der Tagesspiegel, March 7, 2010
Arts Writer “Der Drang zur art Karlsruhe halt an,” Der Sonntag, March 7, 2010
*Adrienne Braun, “Tapetenfiguren schiessen sich tot,” Stuttgarter Zeitung, March 5, 2010
2009    J. Kan, “Peter Anton's Sweet Attraction,” Artjournal, October 31, 2009
Joe Tone, "What Seduces You? The Madden Museum of Art Wants to Know," Denver Westword, February 22, 2009
Florence Fabricant, “Art as Food, Food as Art,” New York Times, May 13, 2009
2008    W. Robinson, “Optimism at Art Fairs,” Artnet, April 24, 2008
Catherine Hickey, “Art Cologne Sells Picasso, Warhol, Kirchner as Visitors Decline,” Bloomberg News, April 21, 2008
2007    Dick Kagan, "Feast for the Eye," Art & Antiques, May, 2007
2005    Kris Ensminger, “The Art of (Edible) Food,” The New York Times, October 2, 2005
Florence Fabricant, “Outsize Treats Without the Calories,” The New York Times, September 21, 2005
2003    Deanna Isaacs, “Imitation Chocolate?,” The Chicago Reader, November 7, 2003