Modern Art Desserts: from Mondrian to Lichtenstein, let's taste!

by Valentina Ieva
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Just obsessed with cakes, Caitlin Freeman started out wanting to be an art photographer. One day, during a trip to the SFMOMA, Freeman fell in love with frequent pastry-painter Wayne Thiebaud’s Display Cakes, a 1963 oil painting of a trio of ready-to-eat cakes. So her project started as a cake-with-your-coffee concept, and one of the first Modern Art desserts she put on the menu was an homage to Thiebaud.

Over the past several years, Freeman has made a name for herself by crafting desserts inspired by the great works of Modern Art on display at SFMOMA. She sells these edible art bites at the Blue Bottle Coffee bar, the cafe she and her husband, Blue Bottle founder James Freeman, inside the museum. From Piet Mondrian (the cafe's most popular item) to Roy Lichtenstein she has a full menu of desserts that gets updated as often as new art exhibits rotate through the museum. Which would you taste? 

Photo by Clay McLachlan

MODERN ART DESSERTS from Clay McLachlan on Vimeo.

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    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)

    SFMOMA 76


    San Francisco / United States / 2016