This year, Courchevel is celebrating the life of Salvador Dali by displaying 14 original and museum sculptures around the town. Thanks to the Stratton foundation, this season, Courchevel becomes a veritable open-air museum.
Half of the sculptures stand at the heart of Courchevel 1850, two of which are located right on the ski area. The other half are scattered throughout the resort at la Croisette, la Place du Rocher, and la Place du Tremplin.
To help visitors better appreciate the distorted clock of Persistance of Memory, the Space Elephant depicting the temptation of Saint Anthony, the Venus de Milo with Drawers, and the other sculptures, the resort has edited a catalogue in French, English, and Russian explaining each sculpture. It includes a map of each work's location.
For this event, the Savoy station aims high: some of the sculptures are up to seven metres in height and this highest placed work of art is located at 2659 metres. For guests wishing to add a touch of grandness to their estate, these sculptures can be bought (enquire through Galeries Bartoux)
The exhibit Dali at the Top, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the artist's death, will be at Courchevel until April 25, 2010.