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.
An unprecedented coupling of two of the most significant artists of our time, David Hammons Yves Klein / Yves Klein David Hammons explores points of aesthetic harmony within two seemingly different practices. Weaving a larger narrative through Hammons’s Basketball and Kool-Aid Drawings, Klein’s Fire Paintings and Monochromes, to both artist’s exploration of performance and public intervention, the exhibition looks at Hammons and Klein as artists who perform a kind of aesthetic alchemy—investing the humblest of everyday materials with deep aesthetic significance.
Buy, sell, and trade your way to the summit in this special, limited Aspen edition of the classic real estate game!
The Aspen Art Museum proudly joins other local Aspen landmarks like Wheeler Opera House and Maroon Bells on the game board while the Aspen Skiing Company’s four mountains take the place of the traditional railroads. Income and luxury taxes are replaced by ski passes and fishing licenses while the Community Chest and Chance cards feature locally themed prospects like “make your friends wait on a powder day.”
Players can also choose from custom silver tokens in the likeness of a brown bear, gondola, hiking boot, skier, Aspen leaf, and cowboy hat. Aspen Monopoly is the pièce de résistance to creating a competitive yet cozy indoor atmosphere for your family and friends this winter, and as you accumulate your properties and collect your $200 for passing GO, you can also feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds from your purchase of this special edition will be donated to the Aspen Community Foundation.
The number of these games produced is limited—get yours while they last!
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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.