The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his "Superflat" style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
Free sculpture from its rigidity, letting it blossom into forms familiar to the fountains created by artist Lynda Benglis. Students will trade marble and chisel for colorful, elastic materials. Busy hands will stuff, pour, and stretch materials to new heights. These funky forms are sure to stand on their own.
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