Last January, when I interviewed Will Cotton, painter of all things syrupy and delicious – including the pert nudes who’ve populated his canvases lately – he was just beginning to pack up his studio to move from Chinatown to Harrison Street in Tribeca. Though he’s just recently completed the transfer, Cotton took the time to share with us his favorite spots around Chinatown, the neighborhood where he lived and worked for over a decade. Discover the best shops to buy candy for your next Fragonard-inspired portrait and where to find fabulous cured hearing (yes, Scandinavian paradise White Slab Palace is involved) after the jump.
Art Supplies: Soho Art Materials
Smoked Fish: Russ & Daughters
Sweets: Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Cured Meats: Fisk
Candy, Props: Economy Candy
Chocolates, Large Lollipops: The Sweet Life
Above: Untitled a drawing of Katy Perry by Will Cotton, 2010, oil on paper, 22 x 24” Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery