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Gingerbread Art Museums




These spectacular images of famous art museums made from gingerbread and candy were created by Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin for this year’s Art Basel in Miami.

An interest in architecture spurred a focus on recreating graphic architectural images shot in black and white, while also being a deliberate antidote to the vivid colors and sweetness often associated with the medium. Like most projects taken on by the two, Caitlin and Henry were met with their share of challenges. How does one make the Louvre’s glass pyramid from candy, and what is the best method to strengthen thousands of candy brick to turn them into the support walls of the MAS Antwerp or curve the walls of Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi in Rome? In the end however, these beautiful and fun images emerged, a little bit fine art and a pinch of Candyland.


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