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, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Julian Schnabel was born in 1951 in Brooklyn, and currently lives and works in New York and Montauk. The grand scales and gestures of his paintings established his renowned Neo-Expressionist style, and his full-length feature films have earned him Best Director prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globes, among others. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Tate, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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