Peter Anton

 

Peter Anton
Peter Anton
Peter Anton
Peter Anton
Peter Anton
Peter Anton

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Peter Anton (1963, New Haven, Connecticut) is an American artist and sculptor. His primary subject matter is food with an emphasis on chocolates and other sweets. Often referred to as "Candy Warhol," Anton creates giant realistic sculptures and is best known for his "bigger than life" boxed chocolates.

At times Anton's studio can resemble a sweet shop since it is filled with dozens of real treats which he uses as models. His beginning process is to eat, smell, feel, study and dissect a new food over and over again in order to hyper-familiarize himself with the new subject. He then begins the long and tedious process of sculpting, carving, sanding, painting, and construction of his mixed media works.

"In my sculptures I like to alter and overstate foods to give them new meanings. I have an innate reverence for the things we eat. Food brings people together and there is no better way to celebrate life. Through the use of humor, scale, irony, and intensity in my forms, the foods we take for granted become aesthetically pleasing and seductive in atypical ways. I like to create art that can lure, charm, tease, disarm and surprise. My sculptures put viewers in a vulnerable state so that I can communicate with their inner selves in a more honest and direct way. I activate the hunger people have for the things that give them pleasure and force them to surrender. The sensual nature of the works stimulates basic human needs and desires that generate cravings and passion."

Peter Anton


Collections

Tommy Mottola & Thalia, New York, NY
Tom Werner, Boston, MA
Dennis Hopper, Los Angeles, CA
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Sir Howard Stringer, Palm Beach, FL
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Lord Norman Foster, London, England
Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim, Cologne, Germany
Keith Richards, Weston, CT
Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg, FL
Torsten Prochnow, Prince Collection, New York
The Barenaked Ladies, Miami, FL
Georgio Perfetti, Milan, Italy
J.Ira & Nicki Harris, New York, NY
Cosnova Cosmetics, Sulzbach, Germany
Jeffrey Chodorow, Hamptons, NY
The Jordanian Royal Family, Amman, Jordan
Charles & Linda Ho, Hong Kong
Susanne & Wolfgang Porsche, Germany
Bank Oppenheim, Cologne, Germany
Perfetti Van Melle, Breda, Netherlands
Leasconcept, Essen, Germany
Breitling Watches, Grenchen, Switzerland
Schneider Transportation, Green Bay, WI
ExecuCounsel, Toronto, Canada
Coty Cosmetics, New York, NY
Tennesee State Museum, Nashville, TN
Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
President Bill Clinton, Chappaqua, NY
Giulio Cappellini, Milan, Italy
Rufus Crosby Kemper, Jr., Palm Beach, FL
Blackstone Resort Hotel, Jeju, Korea


Solo exhibitions

2016

Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA CANDY DANDY
Unix Gallery, New York, NY I LOVE YOU

2015

Gallery Valentine, East Hampton, NY FROSTBITE
Art Miami, with Gallery Delaive
Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium, BONBON-O-RAMA
Unix Gallery, New York, NY THE FOODHIST TEMPLE
TEFAF, with Gallery Delaive
Museum Jan Van Der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

2014

Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands LIFE IS LIKE A GREAT BIG BOX OF CHOCOLATES
Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece SWEET PARADISE


2013

Davis Klemm Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany PETER ANTON SCULPTURE
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA RANDOM ACTS OF INDULGENCE

2012

Art Miami, SUGAR & GOMORRAH

2010

Galerie Ralph Schriever, Cologne, Germany CANDY ART


2009

UrbanArt, Seoul, Korea SWEET ATTRACTION
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY SCULPTURE


2008

Galerie Pergolese, Paris, France NEW WORK
Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, FL RECENT WORKS


2007

Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany BIGGER THAN LIFE


2005

Hammer Galleries, New York, NY HOW SWEET IT IS!


2002

Russeck Gallery, New York, NY NEW YORK CHOCOLATE SHOW


2000

Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY KING SIZE

1999

Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY SWEET SHANGRI-LA


1998


Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY U.F.O. UNIDENTIFIED FOOD OBJECTS


1996

Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY CHOCOLATE THROUGOUT THE LAND!


1995

Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY THE GREAT AMERICAN SEED SHOW

1993

Henri Gallery, Washington, DC MY DINNER WITH HENRI


Selection of group exhibitions


2015

William Benton Museum, Storrs, CT


2014

Bank of America Center, Houston, TX
Davis-Klemm Gallery Munich, Germany
Arcature Fine Art, Palm Beach, FL  

2013

Schloss Gottorf Museum, Schleswig, Germany


2012

Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
Gallery Valentine, East Hampton, NY
Strathmore Museum, Bethesda, MD
Schloss Neuenburg Museum, Neuenburg, Germany
Arcature Fine Art, Palm Beach, FL
Keszler Gallery, New York, NY
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA


2011

Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany
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

Keszler Gallery, New York, 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


2009

Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Madden Museum of Art, Denver, CO


2008

Davis-Klemm Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, FL
Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany


2007

Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Paris, France
Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, FL
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany


2006

Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY


2005

Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Russeck Gallery, Las Vegas, NV


2004

Russeck Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2003

COPIA American Center for Food Wine & Arts, Napa Valley, CA
Russeck Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, FL


2002

Russeck Gallery, New York, NY


2001

Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL


1998

Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY


1996

Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX


1995

Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY


1994


Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY
Stonington Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Koucky Galleries, Charlevoix, MI
Owl 57 Galleries, Woodmere, NY
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC


1993

Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Artspace Gallery, New Haven, CT