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.
In her lifetime, Flawless Sabrina has been an artist, a psychologist, an activist, and an icon of drag performance. Her apartment on East 73rd Street has become equally legendary as a transformative space and a hub, where she continues to practice the art of the tarot as passed down to her by her grandmother. In 2014, Sabrina performed over one hundred readings in conjunction with the Whitney Biennial. Giving fifteen-minute readings in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden, Sabrina’s tarot practice is informed by her unique insight and experience between worlds.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.
Alan Shields’s Protracted Simplicity (1966–1985) is funded in part by the AAM National Council.
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.