“Sugar High” Paintings by Will Cotton
How could I have missed this? Cotton candy was invented right here in Music City!
The two entrepreneurs responsible were serious multitaskers. One of them, William Morrison was a noted lawyer, author, civic leader and, get this, dentist. But not just any dentist, he was president of the Tennessee State Dental Association.
They introduced the product at the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair under the name “Fairy Floss”. Sales were phenomenal with over 68,000 servings sold for the then hefty price of .25, fully half of what it costs to attend the exhibition itself.
Artist Will Cotton is no airhead. Famous for his “sweet” scenes, he seemed the appropriate choice for a Valentine post.
Gallery Representation: Mary Boone Gallery
I like Will Cotton’s work. I think I came across his work when looking up Damien Loeb’s work a while back. Good stuff, and definitely suitable for Valentine’s.
He really did a great job as Art Director on the now famous Katy Perry video too. Way to go Will!
So cool – lol about the dds driving business his way. Would have never learned about this artist if you had not posted – thanks!