14 Works Of Edible Modern Art

A brief art education for the uncultured swine. DIY instructions for many of the below found here!

1. Piet Mondrian.

b. 1872, d. 1944
Cake and ganache.
Known for precisely placed blocks of primary color along a grid.

2. Roy Lichtenstein.

b. 1923, d. 1997
Cake and icing.
Meshed highbrow with lowbrow in his pop art works.

3. Wayne Thiebaud.

b. 1920
Cake and buttercream.
Painted lovely arrangements of buttercream party cakes.

4. Robert Mapplethorpe.

b. 1946, d. 1989
Banana and chocolate.
Known for provocative photography with strong homoerotic themes.

5. Jackson Pollock.

b. 1912, d. 1956
Cake and icing.
Abstract expressionist known for a unique painting technique.

6. Jeff Koons.

b. 1955
Hot chocolate.
Sells reproductions of ordinary objects for outrageous sums of money.

7. Richard Avedon.

b. 1923, d. 2004
Chocolate.
Famed portrait photographer. Once captured the naked torso of a beekeeper, covered in bees.

8. Mark Rothko.

b. 1903, d. 1970
Toast and jams.
Abstract painter known for moody and energetic rectangular forms on canvas.

9. Donald Judd.

b. 1928, d. 1994
Soup and cracker.
Sculptor, painter, and writer associated with minimalism.

10. Damien Hirst.

b. 1965
Cake and ganache.
Part of the “Young British Artists” group of the 1990s and known for incorporating themes of death.

11. Ellsworth Kelly.

b. 1933
Chocolate fudge.
Minimalist known for sharp edges and bold color.

12. Josef Albers.

b. 1888, d. 1976
Cheese and crackers.
Student of the Bauhaus who became an influential member of the art education community.

13. Tony Cragg.

b. 1949
Ice cream.
Sculptor who incorporates found objects into his work.

14. John Zurier.

b. 1956
Sorbet.
Minimalist painter known for plays with color.

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