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.

Queen Velvet, Skipper I
As Is Barbie dark whimsy Dana Davis Photograph
As Is #198
Saint Lucy
Barbie's Bad Dream
Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka
BlackWhite Belle Naturelle
Flamingo
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Cobalt Lemon Meringue, Janet I
Barbie holds hands photograph AS Is Dana Davis photograph
As Is #183
Barbiefly (close-up)
Red Riding Hood
Saint Barbara
Sleeping Beauty
Belle Naturelle by Kati Heljakka
Belle Naturelle
As Is Found dolls photograhed in the thrift store bags they come in.
As Is #168
Beka Brayer
Take My Hand
The Best Balloon Floated Away, Stacie II
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"
Saint Solange
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
A Layer Cake with Bangs, Janet II
Barbie photograph thrift store photograph dark whimsy
As Is #180
"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"
Tomboy Hair and Primary Colors
Pinhead
Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie
Snow White
All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle
Pinebie 4
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"
Dead in a Shoe
Pegasus, Barbie, flight out of greed, enlightened, Daniela Haskara
Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"
BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II by Kati Heljakka
BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II
Diamond Party Decorations, Stace IV
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI
ghost barbie
Ghost
"Enat" is indeed a "little fire" with her flaming red hair and upcycled "cabaret" style regalia. she has gilded gold fishnet stockings, gold roman look slippers, Fluffy furry arm bands and headdress and even a gold caberet fan, and tribal makeup
Diva Dolls "Enat"
marie de sade
Marie De Sade
Saint Appolonia

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