NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global beauty leader Revlon will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Brooklyn Museum's upcoming exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. The largest U.S. exhibition devoted to Kahlo in 10 years, the exhibit will showcase the extraordinary collection of personal possessions, including clothing, jewelry and Revlon cosmetics, belonging to the iconic Mexican artist, presented alongside important paintings and drawings, as well as photographs, related historical film, and works from the Brooklyn Museum's Mesoamerican collection.
On view from February 8 to May 12, 2019, the objects in the exhibit shed new light on Kahlo and illustrate how she crafted her appearance and shaped her identity. From her eyebrows to her fingertips, her color theory extended beyond the paint brush, with eyebrows accentuated by an ebony-hued brow pencil, and bursts of crimson on her lips and nails, all from her favorite cosmetic brand, Revlon.
"Frida Kahlo has made an indelible impact on art and culture by fearlessly expressing herself through bold, uncompromising art," said Revlon CEO Debra Perelman. "She epitomizes Revlon's Live Boldly platform, which champions self-expression and confident, independent women."
Kahlo's distinct beauty look, which was reflected in many of her self-portraits, has become a universal tribute to true beauty. "Of my face," Kahlo said, "I like the eyebrows and the eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. I have a mustache and the face of the opposite sex."
The selection of Frida Kahlo's personal cosmetics that will be featured include:
Revlon Lipstick in Everything's Rosy
Revlon Brow Pencil in Ebony
Revlon Nail Polish in Frosted Pink Lightning, Frosted Snow Pink and Top Coat
Revlon Blush in Crimson
Revlon Emery Boards
Trends and products have evolved since Frida Kahlo's time, but red lips and defined brows remain timeless. While her personal, archived products are not available today, her captivating beauty look lives on through iconic products such as Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick and ColorStay™ Brow Pencil. Create a modern interpretation of her signature look with these contemporary Revlon favorites:
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice
Revlon ColorStay™ Brow Pencil in Soft Black
Revlon Nail Enamel in Revlon Red
Revlon Powder Blush in Ravishing Rose
Revlon Compact Emery Boards
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is a timed ticketed exhibition. Tickets include general admission. The exhibition will be on view from February 8 to May 12, 2019, seven days a week, with only the first floor galleries open for viewing on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibition/frida_kahlo for additional information.
About the Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum contains one of the nation's most comprehensive and wide-ranging collections enhanced by a distinguished record of exhibitions, scholarship, and service to the public. The Museum's vast holdings span 5,000 years of human creativity from cultures in every corner of the globe. Collection highlights include the ancient Egyptian holdings, renowned for objects of the highest world-class quality, and the arts of the Americas collection, which is unrivaled in its diverse range from Native American art and artifacts and Spanish colonial painting, to 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, sculpture, and decorative objects. The Museum is also home to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which is dedicated to the study and exhibition of feminist art and is the only curatorial center of its kind. The Brooklyn Museum is both a leading cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to serving a wide-ranging audience. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, the Museum welcomes and celebrates the diversity of its home borough and city.
An iconic American beauty brand, Revlon was founded in 1932 with revolutionary opaque nail enamel. Today the brand is regarded as global beauty leader, innovator and color expert, offering consumers in more than 150 countries a range of high quality color cosmetics, under leading franchises including ColorStay, Super Lustrous, Revlon Ultra HD and PhotoReady. The brand has a rich heritage in hair color and care, including ColorSilk, the number one consumer hair color brand in the US. Revlon also offers a wide range of tools for beauty and nail. Revlon serves professional hair stylists and colorists with the Revlon Professional line, offering hair color, hair care and styling products under the Revlonissimo, Nutri Color Crème, Young Color Excel, Be Fabulous, UniqOne, and Equave franchises. Revlon Professional also provides cutting edge education to help salon professionals around the world transform their clients to look their very best. With a long-standing commitment to women's progress, health and well-being, the brand has history of raising funds and awareness for women's issues through signature programs like the Revlon Run Walk and The Revlon Million Dollar Challenge.