Peter Anton's Giant Food Sculptures


Photographs by Michele Humes

I have never wanted to eat a sculpture this bad. Peter Anton assembles out-of-scale versions of sweets like this box of a dozen doughnuts (selling for $32,00) that should be on the table of the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk. He makes them look so edible, you can almost taste the gelatinous jelly ooze. In the same way miniature food art can be appealing, so can the giantified version.


This spilling-over sundae looked so real, I was stressed about the clean-up labor. A giant ice cream bar, after the jump.


It's pretty incredible how plaster, wood, metal, resin, clay, and acrylic can render that just-bitten, between icy-and-melty moment in ice cream bar history.

The exhibit, currently on display at the Allan Stone Gallery in Manhattan, is small, but will have you spellbound for at least a few laps. It also includes paintings of PB&J sandwiches, multigrain Cherrios, and other iconic foods by Gina Minichino.

The Allan Stone Gallery is located at 113 East 90th Street (map). The exhibit runs from now until June 19, and is open on Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.