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.


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

Hung Over Black-out Barbi

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Cobalt Lemon Meringue, Janet I

"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"

Ho Ho Ho's and Pimpin Fun Kenn

Mea culpa barbie

Mea Culpa Barbie

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Saint Lucy

Tay Tay

Red Shoe

Bondage Barbi

On the Rose

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI

A Girl's Best Friend

Octomom Barbi

Queen Velvet, Skipper I

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

As Is 171

Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle


All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle

Pinebie 3

Hillbilly Barbi

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Buttercream Ballet Cake, Stacie V

Ghetto Girl Barbi's

marie de sade

Marie De Sade

Saint Solange

Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #197

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vanilla Petal Cake, Whitney II

Pregnant Cheerleader Barbi

Saint Barbara

Barbie's Bad Dream

Butch Barbi's

Beka Brayer

Take My Hand

Barbie photograph thrift store photograph dark whimsy

As Is #180

Saint Appolonia

Don't Ask Don't tell Kenn