09/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Two Coats of Paint: Guest Judge Will Cotton's Candy

[This week] on episode seven of "Work of Art" the contestants must "reflect on their childhoods and create artwork by utilizing kid-friendly materials." The guest judge is painter Will Cotton whose sickeningly sweet 2009 exhibition at Mary Boone was shrewdly reviewed by David Frankel at ArtForum.

"It must have seemed a good idea at the time: to symbolize habits of consumption--habits of appetite and its indulgence--with images of candy and confectionery. Will Cotton began doing that over a decade ago, painting increasingly elaborate, increasingly accomplished landscapes made up of sugar products of all kinds, and as the years passed, and the stock market rose, his work felt to some all the more acute.


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