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.
Daniel Baumann is the Director of Kunsthalle Zurich, and has served as the curator of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation at the Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland, co-curator of the Carnegie International, and cofounder of the Basel exhibition space New Jersey. Baumann is the AAM’s 2017 Curator in Residence.
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Published on the occasion of her Aspen Art Museum exhibition, the artist’s first solo presentation in an American museum, this catalogue focuses on Amelie von Wulffen’s recent work, including paintings created during her time as the AAM’s 2012 Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence. The artist deploys a host of painterly techniques that—while departing from the photographic collage practice for which she is best known—remain deeply referential, wryly revisiting and reprocessing tactics and tropes of modern painting from European Romanticism onward. The lavishly illustrated publication features an essay by AAM CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman as well as a foreword by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.
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