On a hot summer day, there's no better treat than a tasty ice cream cone. From perfect scoops to melty messes, we've put together a list of the most delicious ice cream art to get you ready for a sticky summer.
Gary Baseman's "Ice Cream & Kittens" may be the most adorable treat ever, while Karen Hobbs's child with ice cream cone horns in "I scream" is a terrifying dessert. Claes Oldenburg's ice cream sculptures, for one, look good enough to eat. Scroll through the slideshow below to whet your appetite with frozen treats, and let us know which is your favorite ice cream-inspired work in the comments.
Claes Oldenburg's 'Pastry Case'
These look good enough to eat! Claes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden 1929). Pastry Case, I, 1961-62. Painted plaster sculptures on ceramic plates, metal platter and cubs in glass-and-metal case. 20 3/4 x 30 1/8 x 14 3/4” (52.7 x 76.5 x 37.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection. © 1961-62 Claes Oldenburg. Photo: MoMA Imaging Services
Gary Baseman's 'Ice Cream & Kittens'
Ice cream has never looked so cute and cuddly. Gary Baseman, "Ice Cream & Kittens"
Michael Tierney' 'Shrimp Cocktail vs Ice Cream Sundae'
Whatever the result of this artsy food fight, it's going to be messy. "Shrimp Cocktail vs Ice Cream Sundae" Painting Michael Tierney United Kingdom Original $700 Prints from $43 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Lior Patel, 'Night Over Ice Cream Car'
This surreal ice cream car is appears as if in a glowing dream. "Night Over Ice Cream Car" Photography Lior Patel Edition $1,200 Prints from $130 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Thomas Saliot's 'Terry Ice Cream'
We'd share a cone with this lady. "Terry Ice Cream" Painting Thomas Saliot France Original $600 Prints from $20 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Laurent De Posson's 'Ice Cream Cart'
Every country has it's own version of Mister Softee. "Ice Cream Cart" Photography Laurent De Posson United States Prints from $36 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Jaap De Vries's 'ICE CREAM GIRL'
Popsicle portrait? "ICE CREAM GIRL" Painting Jaap De Vries Netherlands Original $750 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Karen Hobbs's 'I Scream'
We wouldn't get in the way of this child's ice cream horns. "I Scream" Mixed Media Karen Hobbs United Kingdom Prints from $50 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Claes Oldenburg's 'Floor Cone'
How many people would it take to eat this cone? Claes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden 1929). Floor Cone (1962) in front of Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, 1963. Oldenburg van Bruggen Studio. © Claes Oldenburg
Karen Hobbs's 'I Scream (Embroidery)'
Ice cream horns strike fear into our hearts once again! "I Scream (Embroidery)" Mixed Media Karen Hobbs United Kingdom Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Mark Regester's 'Ice Cream'
Does this photo scream "lazy summer" or what? "Ice Cream" Photography Mark Regester United States Prints from $51 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Rosha Nutt's 'Red Lollipop'
A perfect pop for Roy Lichtenstein. "Red Lollipop" Screenprint Edition 1 of 50 Printmaking Rosha Nutt United Kingdom Edition $150 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Denz And Son's 'Eskimo' Choc Ice #2'
A different popsicle for every day. "Eskimo' Choc Ice #2" Mixed Media Denz And Son Finland Original $1,400 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Sabrina Milazzo's 'Paesaggio di natura'
This still life looks a little dirty covered in ice cream. "Paesaggio di natura" Painting Sabrina Milazzo Italy Original $7,750 Prints from $122 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Enrico Corti's 'SLURP'
Yum! "SLURP" New Media Art Enrico Corti Italy Original $350 Prints from $18 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
Rusudan Khizanishvili's 'Ice-cream and Chocolate'
Every shape looks like an an ice cream cone in this painting. "Ice-cream and Chocolate" Painting Rusudan Khizanishvili Original $1,100 Prints from $40 Courtesy of SaatchiOnline.com
The Glue Society's 'Hot With A Chance Of A Late Storm'
Eat it before it melts! The Glue Society, "Hot With A Chance Of A Late Storm"