Robin Antar, When I Was a Kid, 2005
Media: limestone and oils
Dimensions: 27”H x 23”W x 6”D  
Description: This work is another symbol synonymous with America and still holds resonance today. The American narrative keeps changing, yet denim is an American icon that has managed to change with the times. Levis, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein are just some of the designers who made denim timeless. Music deepened the presence of denim within the American subconscious: musicians like Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and James Dean to name a few who wore denim, also known as the “American Tuxedo”. This work is Antar’s reflection on the way denim has symbolized a kind of peace and comfort that is timeless.

This work is from Antar’s Realism in Stone series.