2016 In The News

Aspen Weekend Agenda: August 5-7, 2016

aspen-sojournerSource: Aspen Sojourner | August 7, 2016

Editor’s Picks to help you navigate the sea of summer schedules.

ArtAspen
12—7 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 12—6 p.m. (Sunday), Aspen Ice Garden
Returning for its seventh year (through Aug. 7), this large show features 30 notable galleries from around the country exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media, from painting and photography to sculpture and mixed-media. $20 (advance); $25 (door)

Burning Woman: Laura Kimpton at ArtAspen

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Laura Kimpton, “Her Words,” 2015.

Source: The Aspen Times | August 4, 2016

Art galleries can’t contain Laura Kimpton. And that’s alright by her.

“I make art to make other people make art,” she explained on a recent afternoon in the cafe at the Aspen Art Museum.

Based in northern California, Kimpton is best known for her “Monumental Words” series of sculptures, which she has installed at Burning Man over the past decade. Those pieces place massive, stories-tall steel sculptures of words like “DREAM,” “MOM” and “EGO” across the playa. (more…)

Art Aspen Party

AspenpeakSource: Aspen Peak | August 4, 2016

Aspen Peak and ArtAspen will gather art collectors, dealers, curators, art journalists, architects, interior designers, and art enthusiasts together at the 5th annual ArtAspen Party. Guests will sip specialty cocktails, listen to live music and learn about the art from the gallerists. (more…)

Art Aspen Returns Aug. 4-7

RaymondJonsonSource: The Aspen Times | July 25, 2016

Thirty of the country’s preeminent art galleries, exhibiting the very best in modern and contemporary artwork, will converge at Art Aspen August 4-7. Situated in an elegant and unique boutique style setting with the Ajax Mountain as the backdrop, Art Aspen will provide an intimate environment for collectors, art enthusiasts and patrons to collect important works of art by emerging and established artists. (more…)

AD’s Top 5 Design Destinations for August

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Photo: Ziyan Zhang/Getty Images

Source: Architectural Digest | July 21, 2016

This August there are plenty of reasons to head for cooler climes, and not just to escape the heat. In Aspen, Colorado, a major art fair will draw artists and collectors who normally come to ski. Summer is the perfect time to visit Montreal, and in August the Festival Mode & Design will give visitors a chance to enjoy outdoor installations, fashion shows, and more, just in time to savor jaw-dropping panoramas from a revamped observatory. (more…)

ART FORUM Guide

Howard Schatz, Gallery M
Howard Schatz, Gallery M

Source: ARTFORUM | June 29, 2016

233 W Hyman Ave, Aspen Ice Garden

The fair offers the art world exclusive entry into the semi-private wealthy playground of the rich and famous.

Art Aspen
Aug 4 – 7, 2016

Art Aspen 2016

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ArtAspen returns for its eagerly awaited 7th edition. The Fair offers the gallery art world exclusive entry into the semi-private and affluent playground of the rich and famous. Limited in size to just 30 dealers, this intimate and impeccably designed setting provides fairgoers an elegant and manageable viewing and buying experience. It is the ideal setting for both art dealers and art collectors to meet and mingle while experiencing the most dynamic marketplace for important art, ranging from 1950-present.

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See the Creative Side of Aspen

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
(Photo: Nic Lehoux/VIEW/Corbis)

Source: Nymag | Mar 30, 2016

Powder season and the X Games get all the hype, but there’s a thriving artistic side to this Rocky Mountain town year round.

Where to Stay

Cozy up in rustic-chic digs at the boutique Hotel Jerome (from $365), just a few blocks from the galleries, boutiques, and restaurants of downtown Aspen. Décor here blends elements of a glamorous après-ski lounge (the common areas have dark paneled walls, library shelves, and huge fireplaces) with Wild West touches (pony-hair chairs and burnished-leather headboards in the 93 rooms and suites). Wall art everywhere celebrates the history of both the property — which dates to 1889 — and the town. Chat with the dedicated walking concierge, who’ll direct you on a stroll ending at the Aspen Art Museum. (more…)