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.
Turn the museum into a stage! In this performing arts Workshop, co-taught with SOULSKIN Dance company’s Artistic Director Adrianna Thompson and a company member, we will learn choreography and movement that will be shared in a unique performance taking place throughout the museum on the final day of the Workshop. We will explore art on view through visual and kinesthetic experiences, and wear costumes designed by the 12–14 year old Fashion for Real Workshop participants.
Designed by legendary Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, known for his cheeky gestures, this extra-long, fringed acrylic scarf mimics the traditional look of European sports fan scarves. The front is woven with “Aspen Art Museum” and the year of our founding (1979) and a vibrantly striped back with our motto “Art Matters”—the art world equivalent of a team chant. Limited edition of 100.
The artist’s Museum League collection, produced in collaboration with Italian design brand Seletti, also includes such iconic art institutions as the Guggenheim, MoMA, and the Hamburger Bahnhof. Playing to the passions and allegiances of art enthusiasts worldwide, Cattelan consciously designed these scarves to remind us of art’s accessibility. In his words, “everyone can be a collector.”
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.