Daily Dose Pick: Will Cotton

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Painter Will Cotton has a sweet tooth when it comes to art, fashion, eye candy, and real candy — including Katy Perry’s bubblegum pop.

Cotton’s lustrous, sticky-sweet visions of seductive innocence depict nude angels nestled in confections suitable for Marie Antoinette (the Sofia Coppola version). An accomplished painter with an already impressive c.v., Cotton skyrocketed to international attention for the cover art on Perry’s Teenage Dream, before going on to art direct the pop-culture touchstone that is the “California Gurls” video.

Visit Will Cotton’s official website, keep up with him on Facebook, and catch his new exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery in LA.

Click through below for a gallery of work by Will Cotton.

Will Cotton, Cake, 2010. Courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton, Katy, 2010. Courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton, Ice Cream Venus, 2010. Courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton, Cupcake Katy, 2010. Courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton, Cotton Candy Venus, 2010. Courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton, Cotton Candy Cloud (Sandra), 2006. Courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton, Cover Art for Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream.

Will Cotton (2010). Courtesy of the artist and Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton (2004). Courtesy of the artist and Michael Kohn Gallery.

Will Cotton (2010). Courtesy of the artist and Michael Kohn Gallery.

American Federation of Arts Lecture

The Making of California Gurls video

Will Cotton. Photo courtesy of the artist.