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.
Free, drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Shigeru Ban Limited Edition Vase Edition of 100
In conjunction with the opening of Shigeru Ban’s first museum in the US, the AAM is pleased to present the architect’s first limited edition.
Directly inspired by his unique approach to humanitarian architecture, Ban’s simple and elegant vase epitomizes the architect’s use of unconventional recycled materials. Constructed out of an intricately cut industrial paper tube and basic plywood, Ban’s minimalist edition has the air of temporariness, yet like his approach to his architectural practice, the edition is both durable and sustainable.
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.