Monday, December 05, 2005

But can you frame it?

Now we know why a one-day lift ticket at Aspen costs $78. It’s not only a lift ticket; it’s also a work of art.“Ski Madonna” a painting by Japanese artist Yutaka Sone, decorates day tickets at the ski area. The artwork is a collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Co. Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, director and chief curator of the Aspen Art Museum, explained the idea in an article in the Aspen Times. “It’s part of a philosophy I have about art,” she said. “I like to put it in unexpected places so people look at the world in a different way.” - Deb

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