2013

Altered Barbie Exhibition

AlteredBarbie 2013 is in its 11th year and is taking place in the mission at Shotwell 50 Inc., 50 Shotwell Street, San Francisco.

Barbie and Ken icons who represent modernity fitting for plastic dolls have everything a person could desire. They have multiple careers, vacations, the man, the woman, the divorce, the family, the cars, the houses, all that stuff, all those outfits, all those shoes! and the time and money to buy it all. It is a corporate forced lifestyle based on having things and accomplishments. This is grotesque in all its perfect superficiality and yet Barbie (& Ken) are beautiful and ideals we all secretly try to emulate. These icons are so powerful they strike a chord with almost every little girl, boy, woman and man in the world regardless of economic status or color.

Flamingo
Diamond Party Decorations, Stace IV
As Is Barbie dark whimsy Dana Davis Photograph
As Is #198
Saint Lucy
Saint Barbara
Saint Appolonia
On the Rose
Barbiefly (close-up)
Pinebie 4
Portrait of Barbie's Secret Family (or, 4th gen B)
Adira is spendid and strong with her proud look, and wild hair caught up on each side big and her wid hair caught up on each side. She wears a tassel belt and black skirt, which is accented by a gold breast plate blouse. She looks like a tribal warrior and her beautiful armband of "feathers".
Diva Dolls "Adira"
Eye Of the Turtle
The Best Balloon Floated Away, Stacie II
ghost barbie
Ghost
Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph
As Is #197
Dead in a Shoe
Saint Solange
Barbie's Bad Dream
Snow White
Sleeping Beauty
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Vanilla Petal Cake, Whitney II
Pinebie 5
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Cobalt Lemon Meringue, Janet I
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI
Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka
BlackWhite Belle Naturelle
Belle Naturelle by Kati Heljakka
Belle Naturelle
"Azra" is a "Persian Heroine" and is adorned in lovely headress with jewels and shell pieces, with hair coiled and coifed in American Tribal Style. Colors are soft pink, moss green, seaside teal and shells. She wears a choli top, tribal dance pants, a tassel belt and has a sheer flower wrap as a coverup.  She is stunning indeed.
Diva Dolls "Azra"
Pegasus, Barbie, flight out of greed, enlightened, Daniela Haskara
Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"
Azah wears a "Turkish Coat" of white with silver trim. Her dance attire is a band of ribbon top and a wrap skirt. She looks like a queen with her regal headress and fur neck collar. She also has some bindi adornment, and is naturally constructed of upcycled materials from dancers and barbies.
Diva Dolls "Azah"
As Is Found dolls photograhed in the thrift store bags they come in.
As Is #168
Pinebie 3
"Samra" is indeed a "Dark Skinned" beauty. She wears attire of an earthy colored fringed gown, gold edged belt, front and back skirt anels, gold arm bands, and a traditiona stye head wrap fit for a queen. .
Diva Dolls "Samra"
Queen Velvet, Skipper I
Saint Wilgefortis
Two girls the way you imagined them
As Is #177
Tribal Diva Doll, Nalia is adorned and embellished with hair coiled and coifed, a jingly silver headdress and tribal coin necklace.  Her ethnic choli blouse is almost backless, she has a fringy beaded belly dance belt and flashy deep gold dance pants,  Her face bears tribal markings and she wears wrist gauntlets.
Diva Dolls

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