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.
For her exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, Los Angeles–based artist Anna Sew Hoy presents a series of new outdoor sculptures created for the museum’s Roof Deck Sculpture Garden. Revealing an exceptional sensitivity to form and texture, Sew Hoy’s sculptures combine found objects with industrial materials and processes. The result is an engrossing study in contrasts, a grouping of objects that are simultaneously organic and synthetic, handmade and manufactured, spontaneous and calculated.
Texts by Heidi Zuckerman, Richard Tuttle, Agnes Martin, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Fischli & Weiss, Dave McKenzie, & Yoko Ono.
Permanent Collection III, the latest volume in the Aspen Art Museum’s new series, focuses on the subject of happiness and draws from the museum’s thirty-eight-year history.
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