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Peter Anton (born 1963 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American artist and sculptor. Anton is known for his sculptures around the theme of candy.[1][2][3]

Peter Anton
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Nationality United States
Known forSculpture
Peter Anton in his studio with completed sculptures

Special projectEdit

Peter Anton's Sugar & Gomorrah ride-installation during Art Basel Miami in December 2012

On exhibit during Art Basel Miami in December 2012, Peter Anton's Sugar & Gomorrah was the world's first art installation where the viewer rode through an exhibition aboard an amusement ride. Sugar & Gomorrah was an actual roller coaster reworked into an art experience showcasing the juxtaposition between a sense of doom and the magical world of giant sweets.[4][5] The attendees darted through a snaking tunnel up and down hills rapidly twisting and turning all while viewing a modern interpretation of the destruction of a Sodom and Gomorrah-like world.[6]


His work is also in the permanent collection of museums including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri;[7] the Copelouzos Art Museum in Athens, Greece; the Lisser Art Museum in Lisse, the Netherlands; the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock; the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut.


  1. ^ "Artist Peter Anton Makes Giant Creations That Look Delicious".
  2. ^ "Interview with Peter Anton". artnet News. June 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Pangburn, D. J. (April 28, 2017). "Gigantic Smashed Candy Sculptures Will Give You a Sugar High".
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  5. ^ Valys, Phillip. "Art Basel 2018: The early buzz on December's hottest events".
  6. ^ Rahm, Danielle. "If You Love Warhol, Koons And Hirst But Can't Spend Millions, Try These Emerging Artists For Less". Forbes.
  7. ^ "Paramount Selection | Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art".
  • Yann Walcker. "Abc d'art". Toulouse, France: Éditions Milan, 2018. ISBN 978-2745996114.
  • Herwig Guratzsch. "Lieblingsbilder aus der Sammlung Grosshaus". Cologne, Germany: Walther Konig, 2013. ISBN 978-3-86335-345-2.
  • Walther Konig. "Luscious Assortment: Kostliche Mischung aus der Sammlung Grosshaus". Schleswig, Germany: Schloss Gottorf, 2013. ISBN 3863352718, ISBN 978-3863352714.
  • Dr. Barbara Willert. "Kunst mit Schokolade/Art with Chocolate". Heidelberg, Germany: Verlag Das Wunderhorn, 2012. ISBN 978-3-88423-408-2.
  • Bartholomew F. Bland. I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art. New York: Hudson River Museum, 2007. ISBN 978-0-943651-34-7.
  • Sarah Tanguy. Sweet Tooth. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2002. ISBN 0-9712643-1-7.
  • Dr. Stefanie Dathe. In Aller Munde. Burgrieden, Germany: Museum Villa Rot, 2010. ISBN 978-3-933614-58-2.
  • Reinhard Spieler. "I Love Aldi". Ludwigshafen, Germany: Wilhelm Hack Museum, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86335-095-6.
  • Caroll Michels. "How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul". New York: Allworth Press, 2018. ISBN 978-1621536130.

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