- Cotton Candy Machine
235 S. 1st St., nr. Roebling St., Williamsburg; 718-387-3844
Cult artist Tara McPherson’s fanciful giclées and pastel-hued concert posters aren’t the only moon-age daydreams lining the walls of her studio turned art shop. With the help of Cotton Candy co-founder Sean Leonard, the gallery space looks like a Juxtapoz layout sprung to life, its every inch bursting with graphic paintings, collectible toys, and street-smart prints from the likes of David M. Cook, Bwana Spoons, and Miss Van. Pillows, stickers, T-shirts, iPhone skins, and an impeccable art-book selection complete the picture.
Best Underground Art
From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).