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Will Cotton
Born 1965
Melrose, Massachusetts
Nationality  United States
Education B.F.A. 1987, Cooper Union, New York, NY; 1988, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Known for Painting, Sculpture,
Awards the Princess Grace Foundation award for contemporary art

There's something of a painting of a woman that represents all women – and by extension, all of humanity – that I just find very exciting. It's a nice distillation, I think, of what it means to be alive.
Will Cotton
In a gallery, there's an expectation of high prices and a somewhat elitist atmosphere.
Will Cotton
People's love of sweets and guilty feelings about overindulgence are pretty universal.
Will Cotton
The goal of art-making in general is communication.
As an artist, it's possible to get tired of yourself.
Smells are so powerful and evocative, sometimes stronger than visual cues.
In terms of the class structure that you see so much in European portraiture, I don't think one feels that in America in the 21st century. But we have these other kinds of social structures now, like celebrity, who establish new hierarchies.
Will Cotton
When I first started painting candyland imagery, I was looking for the best possible metaphor for everything that is pleasure, desire and insatiability.
Will Cotton