Helena Rubinstein (source)
It is a rare event when my academic life and beauty blogging truly converge, but this is definitely one of those occasions. Helena Rubinstein, the self-made beauty entrepreneur, was also an avid art collector, and her formidable collection includes portraits of her by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. Her collection is currently on view at The Jewish Museum's exhibition, Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power. Therefore, if you live in, or will be visiting, New York City-- then you should consider a trip to the museum.
About the exhibition:
This is the first exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872 – 1965). Madame (as she was universally known) helped break down the status quo of taste by blurring boundaries between commerce, art, fashion, beauty, and design. Through 200 objects Beauty Is Power reveals how Rubinstein’s unique style and pioneering approaches to business challenged conservative taste and heralded a modern notion of beauty, democratized and accessible to all.
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
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