THE WATERMILL CENTER COLLECTION The New illy Art Collection Shaped by Wilson and Watermill Center Artists Who Explore CreativityThe new illy Art Collection was created during the annual International Summer Program, that for the past 20 years has been hosted by the Watermill Center and led by the founder and Artistic Director, Robert Wilson. The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary workshop devoted to arts and sciences – here, people from different backgrounds and countries can explore and experience new forms of art, breaking through artistic boundaries.At this summerÕs workshop, five artists – Christopher Knowles, Hope Esser, Willie Filkowski, CloÕe Floirat and Gintare Minelgaite – were chosen to depict the spirit of the Watermill Center on the iconic illy espresso cup in collaboration with Robert Wilson. The collectionÕs designs contain elements from the architecture and grounds of the Watermill Center, references to the art within its walls and recurring themes in WilsonÕs work. The limited edition collectible mugs are signed and numbered by artist, and are available in limited quantities. Individual Mug.