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.
This after-school program for kids in grades K–4 is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum from September through May. Taking place most Wednesdays from 2:30–4 p.m., these workshops recognize the value of exposing children to the arts at an early age and use the artist’s process as an educational tool. Museum educators and teaching artists lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects. <br><br> Classes are limited to fifteen participants. Prior registration is strongly encouraged.
This exhibition was made possible by Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg, Susan and Leonard Feinstein, Lietta and Dakis Joannou, Beth Swofford, David Teiger, and an anonymous donor. Special thanks to David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London.
The accompanying catalogue, published by Rizzoli, is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.
In Aspen, the exhibition is overseen by Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director. The presentation of the exhibition at the AAM is supported by Katie and Amnon Rodan, and funded in part by the AAM National Council. Additional exhibition support is provided by the Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, Devon Dikeou and Fernando Troya, and Liz and Eric Lefkofsky.
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.