© 2 0 0 4 R o b i n A n t a r , W o r k B o o t — R e d , r e s i n a n d a u t o b o d y p a i n t f r o m s t o n e c a r v i n g ( 1 2 ” x 6 1 ⁄ 2 ” x 4 1 ⁄ 2 ” ) ; p h o t o g r a p h b y V a l e r y L e m b e r g
City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor
A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, sculptor Robin Antar began carving stone in 1974 and earned her BFA from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1981. She has exhibited widely and received commissions from the Heinz Corporation, Château Haut-Brion Wines, Skechers USA, and Dr. Martens. Antar is known for her hyperrealistic stone sculptures, which she creates with custom-made stains, paints, plastics, and gold leaf. By replicating the model on a larger-than-life scale with meticulous attention to detail, she freezes the object in time as an artistic form of artifact. Antar, who was born blind in one eye, uses unconventional concepts and expert techniques that have earned her work a spot in many private and corporate collections.