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.
Mark Landis has been described as one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse, sets out to expose Landis’s philanthropic escapades to the art world. Before the free screening begins, a special dinner menu is available starting at 6:30 p.m. with prior registration.
Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company have collaborated to bring contemporary art to audiences in unexpected places. Artist Sarah Cain has created a large-scale, site-responsive installation at Elk Camp in the Snowmass Ski Area. Visitors to Ullr Nights at Elk Camp are invited to create playful, colorful artworks in response to Cain’s installation.
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.