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The Louvre and Guggenheim, Recreated in Gingerbread

Delicious candy architecture.

Many gingerbread houses will be built this holiday season. An impressive series has already set the bar high. 

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and chef Caitlin Levin recently remixed gingerbread and candy into some of the world's most famous museums and galleries, including the Guggenheim, the Louvre, and the Museum aan de Stroom. These gingerbread museums were created for a Dylan's Candy Bar display at the Art Basel show in Miami this week.

While the black and white photos render the edible masterpieces a more realistic, architectural feel, the color photos reveal just where the confections come in.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, made with gingerbread, icing, cotton candy, candy wrappers, licorice, sugar.

The Louvre, Paris, made with gingerbread, hard candy, and licorice.  
MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, made with gingerbread, hard candy, and lollipop sticks. 
Tate Modern, London, made with gingerbread, hard candy, cotton candy, and bubblegum. 
Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, made with candy balls, gingerbread, sour rolls, and taffy.
Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp, made with gingerbread, lego candy, hard candy, sesame candy, chocolate, bubble gum, and sour rolls. 
A "glass" panel of the Louvre in progress. 

All images via Henry Hargreaves photography on Facebook

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