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Modern Art Desserts by Caitlin Freeman

Specially chosen by the AnOther team to make your Monday a little easier

Mondrian Cake
Mondrian Cake Photography by Clay McLachlan, Image courtesy of Ten Speed Press, © 2013 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust

It's Monday morning once again, and in our ongoing effort to eradicate Monday blues, we bring you these brilliant culinary interpretations of contemporary artworks, courtesy of Caitlin Freeman and her new cookbook, Modern Art Desserts...

It's Monday morning once again and, in our ongoing effort to eradicate Monday blues, we bring you these brilliant culinary interpretations of contemporary artworks, courtesy of Caitlin Freeman and her new cookbook, Modern Art Desserts. The pastry chef at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Blue Bottle Coffee, Freeman has created tributes to a wide variety of pieces from the museum's collection – from a chequered cake channeling Mondrian's iconic Composition (No. III) with Red, Yellow and Blue, to a ribbon and bird-festooned box of Mexican wedding cookies inspired by Frida Kahlo's portrait of herself and her beloved husband Diego Rivera, from 1931. We hope these make you as happy – if not just as hungry – as they make us.

Happy Monday! #anotherhappymonday

Piet Mondrian's Composition (No. III) with Red, Yellow, and Blue 1935–42, SFMOMA
Piet Mondrian's Composition (No. III) with Red, Yellow, and Blue 1935–42, SFMOMA
Lichtenstein Cake
Lichtenstein Cake Photography by Clay McLachlan
Roy Lichtenstein's Rouen Cathedral Set V (detail), 1969, SFMOMA
Roy Lichtenstein's Rouen Cathedral Set V (detail), 1969, SFMOMA
Tuymans Parfait
Tuymans Parfait Photography by Clay McLachlan
Luc Tuymans' St. Valentine, 1994, SFMOMA
Luc Tuymans' St. Valentine, 1994, SFMOMA
Sherman Ice Cream Float
Sherman Ice Cream Float Photography by Clay McLachlan
Cindy Sherman's Untitled #41, 2004Roy Lichtenstein's Rouen Cathedral Set V (detail), 1969, SFMOMA
Cindy Sherman's Untitled #41, 2004Roy Lichtenstein's Rouen Cathedral Set V (detail), 1969, SFMOMA
Kahlo Wedding Cookies
Kahlo Wedding Cookies Photography by Clay McLachlan
Frida Kahlo's Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931Roy Lichtenstein's Rouen Cathedral Set V (detail), 1969, SFMOMA
Frida Kahlo's Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931Roy Lichtenstein's Rouen Cathedral Set V (detail), 1969, SFMOMA

Modern Art Desserts is published by Ten Speed Press and is available May 20.

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