Lucy Wang

Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

by , 12/24/14
filed under: Architecture, Art, gallery

Henry Hargreaves, Caitlin Levin, gingerbread house, art museum, tate modern, guggenheim museum, Dylan’s Candy Bar, art basel, MAS Antwerp, Karuizawa Museum, Louvre, Maxxi, Museo Soumaya

Inspired by an interest in architecture, the artistic duo took gingerbread houses to a whole new level by reinventing famous architectural images using candy. The malleable and sticky medium posed structural challenges from the graceful reproduction of the Louvre’s glass pyramid to fortifying hard candy to withstand the weight of the MAS Antwerp. In addition to gingerbread, the artists used a combination of candy types such as cotton candy, licorice, and bubble gum to seal and support the gallery walls.

After completion, Hargreaves photographed each replica in black and white to call attention to the architectural form rather than the sweet and often colorful medium. The show will be exhibited at Dylan’s Candy Bar in Miami Beach, Florida as part of Art Basel Weekend, a prestigious international art fair.

+ Caitlin Levin

+ Henry Hargreaves

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Images via Henry Hargreaves

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