Aspen Art Museum & Aspen Skiing Company Announce 2016-17 Season Lift Ticket
Aspen Art Museum (AAM) and Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) have announced and edition of eleven images by Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Laura Owens to appear on the 2016-17 ski season lift tickets, commemorating eleven consecutive years of collaboration.
Known for paintings often depicting borrowed motifs, as well as limited-edition, handmade books, Owens has taken direct pictorial references from a book series she produced in 2015.
As part of AAM and ASC’s longstanding Art in Unexpected Places partnership, the new artwork made its debut on 24th November 2016. In addition to the lift tickets, ASC and AAM also collaborated for the installation of on-mountain projects throughout ASC properties, at all four Aspen-area mountain’ ticket offices, restaurants, hospitality divisions – The Little Nell and the Limelight Hotel Aspen.
Depictions of lemons raining from the sky, a reoccurring motif within Owen’s work are simultaneously reminiscent of Pop Art silkscreen prints and seventies illustrations. ASC/AAM collaborative lift ticket commissions have been produced by internationally acclaimed artists such as Yutaka Sone, Peter Doig, Karen Kilimnik, Jim Hodges, Carla Klein, among a host of other renowned artists for the past eleven years.
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