Monday, September 27, 2010

Jeff Koons for Kiehl's

I rather like Jeff Koons. Some may (actually many do) consider his works kitsch, but I think his use of stainless steel in his Celebration series to sculpt balloon animals, egg shells, and ribbons is the most interesting use of material I have seen. There are many more things to say about Koons' art like how strange it is look at his innocent balloon animals after having seen his Made in Heaven series.

But, in more recent event, Koons has partnered with Kiehl's to create limited edition of Kiehl's Creme de Corps line of products.

These limited edition items feature, on the label, a reproduction of Koon's Tulips from his Celebration series which is an oil painting made to look like his stainless steel Tulips.

The good of all this? Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Jeff Koons Family Institute, a non-profit organization. Here's an excerpt with more information from the website:

"We are proud to partner with famed modern artist Jeff Koons in recreating our classic Creme de Corps labels in support of The Jeff Koons Family Institute, a non-profit organization that seeks to reunite children and families across the world and combat child exploitation in all its forms.

100% of Kiehl’s net profits from the sale of Limited Edition Creme de Corps will support The Jeff Koons Family Institute. Kiehl’s donation will encourage countries to join and adhere to international conventions protecting children and help put in place national-level programs for missing and exploited children across the globe."

I actually use something from the Creme de Corps collection. It's pretty good. So if you are running low and want to try a new lotion, consider Kiehl's! You will be helping some children out!

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