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.
The Aspen Art Museum has partnered with artist Simon Denny to create a limited-edition Distant Early Warning playing card deck. Inspired by the 1969 deck created by communication theorist and philosopher Marshall McLuhan, this twenty-first-century DEW line deck is designed to support users with out-of-the-box problem solving—and can, of course, be used for traditional card games. The playing cards feature artwork by Denny and aphorisms from modern leaders such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Ma and more. Each deck comes with instructions for use and is signed by the artist. Edition of 100.
About the Artist
Simon Denny is a New Zealand contemporary artist based in Berlin. His work has challenged numerous themes entrenched in modern society’s globalized culture: the internet, technological obsolescence, corporate culture, television broadcasting, and national identity. His solo exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum took place in 2012.
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