Kiehl’s + Kenny Scharf

So I have a slight obsession with Kiehl’s Creme de Corps that tends to strengthen during the winter months. Thus, I was incredibly excited when I learned that the beauty brand was partnering with pop-surrealist artist Kenny Scharf to create custom-designed bottles for the most moisturizing lotion on the planet for a good cause: 100% of proceeds of the limited edition bottles will support RxArt, a not-for-profit organization that promotes healing through contemporary art in children’s hospitals. The bottle design features Scarf’s signature psychedelic prints; the artist is most known for his larger-than-life sculptures, installations, and paintings. He appeared in the Whitney Biennalle in 1985, has had numerous solo shows (he is represented by Paul Kasmin in NY and Honor Fraser in LA), has been commissioned by brands such as Absolut and Barbie, and even designed a custom bike for Lance Armstrong that he rode in the 2009 Tour de France. Scharf has also created a more affordable artwork for the Kiehl’s customer in the form of a “Squirt” sculpture in an edition of 2000, all of which are numbered and come with a signed certificate of authenticity ($50). How cute!?

The limited edition holiday creme de corp collection

Squirt!

Kenny Scharf, Blobomundo, 2011, Oil on Canvas

Tiki Tote Moniki, 1997, Epoxy, Urethane Paint & Laquer on Aluminum Plate

 

 

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