Pace Prints is pleased to announce the publication of Will Cotton: Paintings and Works on Paper (Rizzoli International Publications, 2011). A limited edition of 100 is available through Pace Prints, with a signed original lithograph with handwork by the artist.
Will Cotton is best known for his depictions of “landscapes” composed of sweets: fondant frostings, peppermint sticks, marshmallows, and cotton-candy clouds often inhabited by languidly posed females. Executed with flawless skill and technique, Cotton’s work is an optical delight and is formally resonant with the influences of seventeenth-century rococo paintings, the nudes of Bouguereau and Cabanel, and the classic American pin-ups of George Petty and Alberto Vargas. Cotton’s figures are often inspired by models such as burlesque performers and fellow artists from the art, film, and music worlds. This book is a celebration of Cotton’s work in all mediums: prints, drawings, canvases, and public events.