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.
Stephan Jost is the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO. He has held positions as the Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art, Director of the Shelburne Museum, and Director of Mills College Art Museum. As part of the Art Matters series, which explores the vital role of the artistic voice in society, Jost will present a lecture entitled “Towards a More Civil World: Flight from violence and our response.”
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