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.
Join us on Thursday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m., for the Opening Reception for Adam McEwen: I Think I'm in Love. There is a 5:30 p.m. members' walkthrough with AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman and artist Adam McEwen.
Los Angeles–based artist Dave Muller created a new work for the covered walkways on the site of the new Aspen Art Museum. The mural incorporated imagery from Muller’s Three Day Weekend held in Aspen over Presidents’ Day weekend 2013, when visitors were invited to bring a favorite object to the museum for Muller to translate into a one-of-a-kind T-shirt. On one covered walkway, passersby will encounter some of Muller’s favorite things, while the other will feature some of Aspen’s favorite things.
Muller is known for his wall drawings and large-scale works on paper that employ iconic structures such as the top-ten list to create uniquely personal portraits based on the musical passions of their subjects. For the 2012–13 ski season, the artist created a site-specific wall drawing for the new Elk Camp restaurant on Snowmass Mountain. Entitled Aspen Skiing Company Music Survey Results and Generated Topography (The Hills Are Alive…), the drawing is based on the results of a brief questionnaire given by the artist to ASC employees in which he inquired about their top-ten favorite albums of all time as well as their height. Muller created a similarly themed acrylic on paper work for the AAM, Aspen Art Museum Top Ten (To Each His or Her Own).
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