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.
Laura Owens was born in 1970, in Euclid, Ohio, and lives and works in Los Angeles. Her practice explores the history of painting, the boundary between representation and abstraction, and a diverse source of references. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the CCA Wattis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunsthalle Zürich, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She produced the designs for the 2016–17 lift tickets in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company.
In describing the artwork of Robert Montgomery, the publishers of Echoes of Voices in the High Towers point out: “There is a profoundly magical moment in the works of Robert Montgomery: In the middle of the street, we might come across his words and realize that someone is speaking with us—through an anonymous poem between advertising billboards or as an unidentified page in a magazine, or a light installation illuminating the night… Robert’s words and works have a tendency to linger in our memory for a long time as they slowly unfold. His poems are an archive of moments that poignantly capture the way it feels to live at this moment in time.”
Divided into three separate booklets, Echoes of Voices in the High Towers is the first comprehensive publication on Montgomery’s work. Titled after the middle book in the set—a reference to Montgomery’s 2012 Berlin project of the same title—the softbound, three-volume collection also includes Every Morning Now: A selection of Robert Montgomery’s work between 2004 and 2012 and Alive in the Sunlight: Two conversations, in 2008 and 2012, with Robert Montgomery.
As a bonus, the publication also includes a postcard, so you can share one of the artist’s works with a friend to shrink the distance between you… fitting for an artist whose stated mission is to “touch the hearts of strangers,” and the perfect way to say hello to someone, too.
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