Casey Spooner, thespian, co-founder of Fischerspooner, and now deejay, looking seductive in his own pj’s
The other night at the new Ace Hotel in midtown, a motley crew of artists and art enthusiasts gathered around to witness the unveiling of pajamas, specifically by artist Will Cotton. Cotton– who helped host a fundraiser slumber party for Creative Time — made a name for himself painting 1940′s type starlets in pin-up poses surrounded by confections. Creative Time– a group of curators and other art benefactors– were raising money to fund what they do: basically erecting public works by artists all throughout NYC. Sometimes the works are socially conscious (e.g., encouraging people to vote or to conserve energy). But this time the message at the Ace seemed to be about the down economy. If you can’t afford to buy real art, invest in a pair of Will Cotton cotton pajamas ($150)! Guests munched on late night snacks like chicken fingers and sliders on a central wooden table– economical food! Even Casey Spooner, the once flamboyant glam singer of Fischerspooner, mellowed out in a pair of exquisite gray kimono-like pajamas and deejayed in the basement.
Cotton, who normally would be found in a studio with a paintbrush, has taken up actual baking. He’ll be frosting cakes for sale at Partners & Spade this Sunday, November 22, from noon to 6 PM. If his cakes taste as good as they look on his canvases, we’re in luck.
Will Cotton pajamas, with cake imprint; for more info to purchase, check out CreativeTime