Food artist Caitlin Levin debuts sweet versions of the Guggenheim, Louvre and more
Candy – one of the world's favourite vices – has been put to a new use thanks to food artist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves, as they depict some of the world's most famous museums and cultural icons built entirely out of the sweet stuff.
The series includes renditions of the Guggenheim, Louvre, and more, and was created for a recent project for this year's Art Basel. Levin and Hargreaves teamed up with Dylan's Candy Bar for the project – creating the Louvre’s pyramids out of festive gingerbread, licorice and hard candy, whilst the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim got a makeover in edible icing, gingerbread, cotton candy, candy wrappers, licorice, and sugar. The Karuizawa Museum in Nagano also features in the series – constructed out of chocolate bars, gingerbread, hard candy, sour flush and cotton candy.
Interestingly the photographs of the project – taken by Hargreaves – paint a slightly darker picture than one might expect of candy ornaments. The black and white images trick the viewer, making it easy to forget that these structures are in fact, edible.