The Unknown Hipster

Will Bakery

Posted in Art by unknownhipster on November 12, 2009

WillCotton_L Will with his bakery apron and “Candy Clouds” painting.

Will Cotton is a painter, and when he is not making his voluptuous and airy paintings he bakes delicious sweets and cakes, which transformed the viewer in an eater–able at least to satisfy his desire to be locked in the Ice Cream Cavern, bite into a candy cloud (or the irresistible tender parts of a pale model), by bringing home a real meringue or a pink macaron.

For this purpose, he has set a pop-up bakery in the back of Partners and Spade.

WillBakery_L Rose and all the aids were wearing funny diadems

I know many tedious installation artists who, if they’d indulge themselves in doing something else, would rather built a mock-up hardware store in a museum space and sell nails and bolts. The more theorical ones would install a video recording studio, where viewers would be encouraged to tell shameful stories.

The more socially and polically concerned artists would forced visitors to sip a full bowl of a soup made with heterogeneous ingredients ten thousand viewers from various communities would have been invited to bring.

An emanciated, successful young artist from east London, with feverish eyes, dark long hair, and an animal skin dress would lead a taxidermy workshop, with birds and mice found in an abandoned barn covered with graffiti.

And think of the Art some full-time patissiers would do… Gloomy neo-expressionism? Post-Koons? Naïve-Peyton? One thing is sure, the most hazardous attempts would be if they tried to imitate Will…


(Will Bakery is up on 2 more Sundays, November 15th and 22nd)

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  1. kseverny said, on November 12, 2009 at 11:53 am

    you have a cool and interesting style

  2. andré said, on November 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I was just wondering what you use to paint that. Is it guache?

  3. RoskÖ said, on November 13, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Cotton candy.

  4. Caitlin said, on November 13, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Brilliant post!

  5. editor said, on November 14, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    pink macaron…
    that’s it, now you’ve done it – blah blah blah hypothetical existential crisis – but i need a second ice cream sandwich!

  6. CHICSETERA PARIS said, on November 17, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Looks absolutely mouth watering!!!! 🙂


    –CHIC news from Paris–
    –sample sales–
    –press sales–
    — etc. —

  7. Iñaki said, on November 19, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    You are pretty awesome. I love your blog.

  8. Sabine said, on November 20, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Sounds delicious! I want to see this bakery! NY suddenly seems so far away…

  9. Dsio said, on November 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    i want to live in your macaroon world

  10. decoratrix said, on November 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I made a meringue installation with meringues made at Maison Bertaux in Soho, London.

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