March 2, 2012
Talk about an art exhibition being held in inspirational surroundings! Until 15th April this year, the work of six sculptors will be featured on the sides of the ski lifts on the Verdons slopes, one of the most famous ski locations in Courchevel.
This ‘art museum in the sky’ will feature a range of popular, modern and street art, displayed at an altitude of 2,320 metres.
Alongside the masterpieces of six great contemporary sculptors shown at various stations within this popular French ski resort, including the work of the famous ‘Doggy John’, the works of 20 contemporary artists will also be suspended in the air on the ski lifts.
The artistic geniuses of the likes of Alain Godon, Franck Tordjmann and Robert Mars are being complimented proficiently by a backdrop of unblemished snow quilted across a dramatic range of mountains.
While the Cote d’Azur has been given the title as being a playground for the rich and famous, Courchevel is known as being a ski resort for the world’s richest skiers.
French billionaire business magnate, Bernard Arnault, who, according to Forbes Magazine is the world’s forth richest person in Europe, with a 2011 net worth $41 billion, is a regular face at the Courchevel ski resort.
In fact so intense is Arnault’s love for Courchevel, that the billionaire owns the luxury hotel Cheval Blanc in the resort.
Nestled within the beautiful Three Valleys and thriving with plush restaurants, shops and après-ski bars, it is easy to understand why Mr Arnault fell in love with this popular French ski resort, and by thinking of pioneering ways to entice skiers with an artistic leaning by suspended an absorbing art exhibition among the ski lifts, Courchevel is one European ski resort that is unlikely to be affected by a lack of visitors this season.