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.
Gigantic in scale and fantastical in nature, Sarah Lucas’s Florian and Kevin inhabit the Aspen Art Museum’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden, seemingly transported from a fairy tale. These immense squashes, cast entirely of concrete, sit on top of the museum as if sprouted from Jack’s magical beanstalk. Continuing Lucas’s practice of repurposing ordinary objects into unusual contexts, the enormous gourds play with our sense of scale, offering a perspective that is at once familiar and unsettling.
Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Aspen Art Museum with fine wine, excellent food, art activities for the whole family, and the best view of the fireworks in Aspen.
Cocktail Buffet Dinner
Champagne Toast & Fireworks
Aspen Art Museum
$185 Adult (open bar)
$135 Adult (alcohol not included)
$60 Children (12 years and under)
On Sale December 4, 2017:
$235 Adult (open bar)
$210 Adult (alcohol not included)
$80 Children (12 years and under)
Refunds will not be available for reservations canceled after December 22, 2017.
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.