26 May 2014 09:30

Etihad Airways has opened a unique new art exhibition showcasing lithographs from The Marina Picasso Legacy Collection in its premium lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. 

The lithographs come from the acclaimed collection of Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter, Marina Picasso. The Etihad Airways lounge is one of a few select places exhibiting such notable works of art for the pleasure of its First and Business Class guests, further strengthening its position as a global cultural ambassador. 

The Picasso lithographs were created from original paintings inherited by Marina Picasso from her grandfather’s estate and include a selection of the artist’s most treasured works, recreated by Master Chromist, Marcel Salinas, who worked closely with Picasso during his lifetime. 

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Having work by the most celebrated Cubist artist of all time displayed in our Paris lounge will help define the Etihad Airways journey for our guests departing this great city. The Picasso lithographs embody the remarkable and influential artistic culture of Europe and are part of our mission to lift the guest experience to new heights of innovation and sophistication”. 

The exhibition features six of Marina Picasso’s limited edition lithographs, which are available for guests to purchase. 

Previous works displayed in the airline’s Paris lounge included bronze Salvador Dali sculptures and lithographs from the Espace Dali in Paris. 

The Picasso and Dali exhibits are the result of a partnership between Etihad Airways and the distinguished French art curator, Bertrand Epaud.
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