Robin Antar will be showing her work at the 96th show of the Allied Artists of America at NYC’s National Art Club, Nov 13-Dec 1, 2009
NYC, NY – The 96th Annual Show at the National Arts Club in NYC (www.nationalartsclub.org) will feature the work of Brooklyn sculptor Robin Antar, an award-winning artist who will be featured among many local artists in an exhibition at 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan, from November 13-December 1th. A kick off reception will take place November 29th at 1PM. Show hours Monday-Friday 10-12 and 2:30-5 and weekends 11-5. For information: 212-475-3424
Ms. Antar, whose sculptures have graced the windows of Paul Stuart’s flagship NYC Madison Avenue store, will exhibit her larger then life size soda can caved out of a solid piece of marble (19″h X 11″w X 10″d). Ms. Antar was chosen to exhibit as an award winning member of Allied Artists of America, Inc.
Antar is known for her realistic sculptures of American culture—such as Oreos, Diesel jeans, Dr Martens and an oversized bottle of Heinz Ketchup — and was recently featured on HGTV’s That’s Clever. Her sculptures are a challenging trompe l’oeil for the viewer, often leaving them wondering: is it a sculpture or is it the real thing? She was named in the Best of America Sculpture Artists by Kennedy productions.
In contrast to the order of her home and the gallery-like quality of her living room where she rotates her favorite pieces, her studio houses 10 tons of stone (which spills over into her garage), and the unusual tools of her trade (including heavy drills that seem far too bulky for the slight Antar to lift, much less sculpt with). She just completed transforming several hundred pounds of red travertine marble into a larger-than-life-sized bottle of Heinz® Ketchup. Her next project–a pair of boxing gloves and a cowboy hat .
Ms. Antar’s works have appeared in exhibitions at museums, galleries, corporate offices and universities, ranging from the City Museum in St. Louis, to the Nabisco Corporation Gallery, to New York University. Her works were recently on view at the Blue Hill Cultural Center in Pearl River, NY as part of the “Made In America” exhibition. She sells her original pieces for upwards of $25,000.
The mission of the National Arts Club is to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts and educate the American people in the fine arts..
The Club’s Membership has included three presidents, and some of the most important artists and arts patrons in America. Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Dwight D. Eisenhower were all Members of the National Arts Club. Among the distinguished painters who have been Members are Robert Henri, Frederic Remington, William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux. Sculptors have included Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Paul Manship. Many renowned literary figures have also been members. The National Arts Club is proud of its early recognition of new media artforms, like photography, film and digital media, and counts Alfred Stieglitz as one of its early Members. Musicians Victor Herbert and Walter Damrosch were Members, as were architects Stanford White and George B. Post. The Dramatic Arts are currently represented by Members Martin Scorcese, Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Robert Redford and Uma Thurman.
Allied Artists of America, Inc. is a non-profit National Art Society composed of artists, sculptors, elected active members and sustaining associate members from the across the country. The offices and exhibition galleries are both located at the elegant historical landmark, The National Arts Club.
A special reception for the artists will beheld Nov 29th at 1:00 PM. For information: 212-475-3424.
Note to Media:
Photos and demos of Ms. Antar’s work, as well as interviews are available. For arrangements contact Vicki Garfinkel, 973-519-8926.