The Artsy Podcast, No. 33: When Artists Play with Their Food

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Food and art have a long history, from 17th-century Dutch still lifes featuring bowls of fruit to Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell soup cans. On this episode, we explore how artists today are thinking about the subject with the help of Julia Sherman, photographer and creator of the blog-turned-book “Salad for President.” We’ll take a look inside the candyland studio of painter and master baker Will Cotton. Plus, what it’s like making salad with artists like Alison Knowles (and why William Wegman is no longer allowed to cook the Christmas turkey).

I Went to Will Cotton’s Studio—and Got to Eat the Art
Salad for President: One Artist’s Bid to Inspire Creativity through Salad

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Julia Sherman, Staff Writer Alexxa Gotthardt, and Editor Casey Lesser. It was produced by Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.

Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free

Cover image: William Wegman, B is for Baker. Courtesy of ArtStar.