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