Etihad Puts Picasso on Display

  • Comfy leather chairs and wi-fi outfit the lounge.

    Comfy leather chairs and wi-fi outfit the lounge.

  • The executive lounge opened last year in Terminal 2 of Charles de Gualle.

    The executive lounge opened last year in Terminal 2 of Charles de Gualle.

  • "Les Repas des Enfants" is one of the lithographic prints showcased in the lounge.

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Now on display at Etihad’s executive lounge in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport are lithographs of Picasso’s work. Created from six of his original paintings inherited by his granddaughter, Marina Picasso, the limited-edition lithographs were created by master chromist Marcel Salinas, who collaborated with Picasso often during his lifetime, and are able to be purchased by first- and business-class passengers who have access to the lounge. “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,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer. Bronze sculptures by Salvador Dalí and lithographs of his work have displayed in the lounge before, proving support for the arts to be a reoccurring practice of the carrier as it continues its partnership with French curator Bertrand Epaud. Glass sculptures by Jean-Claud Novaro and calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy also decorate the lounge, which is additionally outfitted with a la carte dining and a buffet of five-star international food, male and female prayer rooms, private shower facilities, and Apple work stations with large-screen computers. Air France-KLM’s premium fliers can access the lounge, too, as a result of the airlines’ codeshare agreement.

For more information, visit Etihad Airways.

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