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.
Naomi Beckwith is the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA). Prior to joining the MCA, Beckwith was a fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Associate Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem. She holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and was a Critical Studies Fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Her lecture will explore the work of Mickalene Thomas.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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