Top Ten Artworks Made from Food

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Photo: Hop Studios

10. Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Portrait of Ross). An interesting metaphor for the struggle Gonzalez-Torres’ partner had with AIDS, this piece involved visitors by asking them to take a piece of the candy that created the exhibit.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Photo: NPR

9. Jean Paul Gaultier’s Pain Couture. Gaultier doesn’t loaf around when he’s got a good idea in his mind!

Jim Victor

Photo: Jim Victor

8. Jim Victor’s Milk, Moms, Mornings. Mr. Victor’s sculpture is like butter. Oh wait–it is butter!

7. Peter Rocha’s Queen Elizabeth II. Someone should play the ‘guess how many jelly beans…’ game with this portrait.

6. Balla Tamás’ Sweet Water Sport. Nothing better than a dip in the watermelon.

Ingrid Falk & Gustavo Aguerre


5. Ingrid Falk’s & Gustavo Aguerre’s The Toaster. Are you ‘bready’ for this?

4. Ju Duoqi’s The Raft of the Lotus Roots. Picture yourself on a raft on some lettuce with lotus root people and marmalade skies.

Ya Ya Chou

Photo: Ya Ya Chou

3. Ya Ya Chou’s Chandelier. If you didn’t think it was possible for gummy bears to get better, guess again.

Carl Warner

Photo: Carl Warner

2. Carl Warner’s Fruit Balloons and Cart. Simply incredible.

Akkiko Ida and Pierre Javelle


1. Akkiko Ida and Pierre Javelle’s La Coupure. Looks like desert land suffered a devastating eclair-quake.

Ever seen these pieces before? What are your favorite works of art made from edibles?


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    Jacinta 06/04/2010 at 6:32 pm #

    Well i love the picture number 5.

    the watermelon one look a little bit disgusting

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    Jill 06/04/2010 at 9:38 pm #

    these are cool. some people are just really creative and talented.

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    Joyce Cee 06/04/2010 at 10:42 pm #

    I saw a pain exhibit in Paris. It was fantastique!. If Tiffany was creating lamps today I bet he would love the illuminated gummy bears

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    Kim 06/04/2010 at 11:09 pm #

    #10 just breaks my heart.

    I kind of want the gummy bear chandelier in my house, but I suspect it wouldn’t be around for too long.

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    Pam 06/05/2010 at 11:46 am #

    Carl Warner should of been number 1.

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    Erika 06/05/2010 at 12:29 pm #

    I had the opportunity to take a piece of candy from Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled. After hearing the explanation behind the artwork, I didn’t know whether to eat the candy or keep it, and chose to give it away to someone else. It looked beautiful, but at the same time it’s so sad…

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    Kate 06/05/2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I love Number 4! Just coming out of an art history class, The Raft of the Medusa is very dear to me.

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    Marti 06/06/2010 at 5:17 am #

    10 and 2 are my favorite.

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    kristar 06/06/2010 at 10:58 am #

    ooooooo!!!! i love #8 #5 and #2!

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    Eliza 06/06/2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Why does Queen Elizabeth II look like Claire Danes?

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