ZURICH: Art in the Park Annual Festival

ZURICH: Art in the Park Annual Festival

For Immediate Release:

THE BAUR AU LAC UNVEILS ZÜRICH’S FIFTH ANNUAL “ART IN THE PARK”

New York – May 17, 2010: Zürich’s fifth annual “Art in the Park” outdoor exhibition will take place from June 12 through August 1, 2010, in the park that surrounds the city’s venerable

Baur au Lac. The show is created and curated by Gigi Kracht, the wife of Andrea Kracht, the sixth-generation owner of the Baur au Lac, and is done in cooperation with Zürich’s Galerie Gmurzynska.

This year’s exhibition is devoted to Pop Art.  American painter and printmaker Mel Ramos’ legendary “Life Saver” work will be on exhibit through August 1. Ronnie Cutrone produced an entirely new work for this event, “Cowboy and Indian.” Robert Indiana will be represented, complete with his characteristic numbers and letters, and Jani Leinonen demonstrates that Pop Art is “larger” than ever with an installation of a giant box of Trix cereal. Fernando Botero, with his customary opulence, presents “Man on Horse,” while Rotraut’s work pushes the envelope between what distinguishes painting from sculpture.  Works by Tony Cragg, Richard Woods and Nina Saunders will also be on display – bringing the total of artists exhibiting to nine.

For more information, please visit: www.bauraulac.ch

ABOUT THE BAUR AU LAC:

Recently completing an approximately $41 million renovation, the 120-room hotel is a short walk from Zurich’s world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, the central Paradeplatz, numerous museums and the city’s bustling financial district. It is also home to newly renovated Pavillion and Terrasse restaurants, as well as Rive Gauche restaurant, a place to see and be seen in Zurich, and is steps from the sparkling waters and boat cruises of Lake Zurich. The Baur au Lac is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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