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.
A limited-edition textile work printed with an image of Aspen’s sky covers objects and artworks throughout the museum. Visitors are invited to check out pieces from Level 3 to wear during the day, becoming part of the artwork. At the end of the day, the editions will be removed, imbued with the energy of what they were covering, and available for purchase.
Haegue Yang, Cup Cosies, 2011
Edition for Parkett 89
Knitting yarn in varying colors and patterns, 100 plastic cups, each unique, ca. 27 in (high), diam. 4 1/8 in (ca. 70 cm [high], diam. 10.5 cm). Ed. 20/35 & 4/35, signed and numbered certificate.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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