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.
Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens’s practice blurs representation and abstraction, borrowing extensively from a wide variety of art historical sources–from Chinese landscape painting and the work of European painters like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, to Color Field painting and Pop Art. Owens combines the grid and the gesture, balancing stenciled or screenprinted images with hand-painted marks. For the 2016–17 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Owens has produced eleven unique designs. Each ticket features a pattern of lemons drawn in a seventies illustration–style and…
Every day, for one hour, everything in Charlotte Gray’s room changes to a single color. But on Sundays, everything in her room becomes all the colors of the rainbow.
by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and Amy Adler
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