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.
John Outterbridge: Rag Man was organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, for Art + Practice, and curated by Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, with Jamillah James, Assistant Curator. The Aspen Art Museum’s presentation was organized by Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director.
The Hammer Museum at Art + Practice is a Public Engagement Partnership supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.
The presentation of John Outterbridge: Rag Man in Aspen is funded in part by the AAM National Council.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.
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