Artful sweets: Rothko tribute

By Ingrid Fetell Lee

When my brilliant friend Mimi O Chun posted this picture in her Instagram stream with the description “Rothko tribute,” she received a veritable ton of likes and comments, many urging her to turn the concept into a series, or even a full-fledged art bakery. Though Rothko himself was not a terribly joyful sort, these colorful, charming cookies are, and I couldn’t resist sharing the image with you all.

So, let’s hope this becomes the first of many in the Dead Artist Baked Goods series, as Mimi puts it. Though similar in feel to this first installment, I’d like to see some Albers cookies; I also think that Pollock would be pretty fun to make. Whose art would you like to see made into sweets?

Mimi O Chun on Instagram and Twitter

January 8th, 2012


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    Discussion (10 Comments)

  1. M.K. Hajdin on January 9, 2012

    What a cute idea. Agree that Pollock would make great cookies. You could do Warhol ones, though you might need stencils.

  2. Sandy on January 9, 2012

    I think Frida’s art would be fun but perhaps hard to put into sweets. =)

  3. pb on January 11, 2012

    I’ve been thinking that PopTarts should do a Rothko special edition. Some of their mixed berry flavors have a little Pollack “flavor” to them already. Perfect medium! Love the cookies. 🙂

  4. Holley on January 16, 2012

    Thanks for posting this awesome idea! My parents and I took a stab at our own edible masterpieces. See the results here:


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