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.
Join Philippe Vergne, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, for a discussion of the exhibition David Hammons Yves Klein / Yves Klein David Hammons.
Permanent Collection is inspired by the idea that the Aspen Art Museum’s exhibition program is constantly rotating and that the museum itself does not have a collection. This new publication series not only offers insight into the museum’s programming, but also contributes to the larger field investigating and responding to visual culture.
Focusing on the idea of the institution, Permanent Collection I features interviews between Heidi Zuckerman and Marcia Tucker and Betty Woodman, essays by Anthony Huberman, Laura Hoptman, Sarah Rifky, and Rodney Graham, as well as pieces by Marcel Broodthaers and Simon Denny.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm
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.