Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekend in Gstaad: Artists in the Snow

Slim Aarons Verbier 1964
These are definitely my kind of games. I am going to miss the Winter Olympics and shots of those beautiful mountains and incredible skiers. Here is a little inspiration to help with the withdrawal from my all night Olympic bingeing and Johnny Weir's fabulousness. I do love these Slim Aarons shots of the ever so chic skiing back in the day. Wish they would give medals for aprés-ski!
Slim Aarons 1961
Slim Aarons Apres Ski 1953
Slim Aarons Squaw Valley, CA 1961
Slim Aarons Snowmass Fondue picnic 1967
Love how everyone is around the bar and no one is paying any attention to the fondue alá tree stumps. And for even more fabulousness in the snow, check out: 

Weekend in Gstaad: Busy Town
Roberto de Paolis and Carlo Lavagna Take to the Swiss Alps For Neville Wakefield's Elevation 1049

The film captures site-specific art summit,Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, which takes its name from the altitude of the village. The exhibition is the brainchild of Neville Wakefield, a former curator of Frieze Projects and MoMA’s PS1, and his partner, the artist Olympia Scarry. The pair reappropriated the snowy mountains to create a spirited alternative to the ‘white cube’ galleries of the international art market. The Alpine resort’s reputation for natural beauty and après-ski glitz and glamour attracted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Yehudi Menuhin and Grace Kelly during its heyday, when Time magazine aptly named it “the place to be seen.”  Read more here

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