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.
After taking a trip to visit Shinique Smith’s installation Resonant Tides (2015) at Elk Camp in Snowmass, Workshop participants will have the chance to create their own mountain-inspired collaborative mural that will be presented at the Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade. Students will learn painting and drawing techniques that apply to artworks of all sizes. Participation in the 4th of July parade is strongly encouraged.
Published by Aspen Art Press. Text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Jeremy Deller.
Taking Neil Young’s often-quoted line from the song “Pocahontas” on his 1979 masterwork, Rust Never Sleeps, English artist Jeremy Deller’s exhibition Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, And Me explores some wide-ranging themes shared by Deller and Young, including American identity, history, politics, war, medical innovation, information technologies, and music. This volume presents installation shots of the exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, which incorporates work from a diverse roster of historical and contemporary artists including Jeff Blankfort, George Catlin, Paul Chan, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Joseph Clarence Fornelli, Ilka Hartmann, William Henry Jackson, Koba (Wild Horse), An-My Lê, Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles Pollock, and Sean Snyder, as well as reference illustrations and an interview between Deller and Aspen Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. Jeremy Deller was born in London in 1966. He won the Turner Prize in 2004 for Memory Bucket, his documentary about George W. Bush’s hometown, Crawford, Texas.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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