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.

Saint Lucy

Saint Wilgefortis

Tomboy Hair and Primary Colors

Red Shoe

Don't Ask Don't tell Kenn

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vanilla Petal Cake, Whitney II

Tay Tay

Eating Disorder Barbi

Barbie's Bad Dream

He Said Yes

Pinebie 5

"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"

Two girls the way you imagined them

As Is #177

Bondage Barbi's playset

Pregnant Cheerleader Barbi

Pinebie 3

Portrait of Barbie's Secret Family (or, 4th gen B)

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II

Octomom Barbi

On the Rose

All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle

Eye Of the Turtle

Hung Over Black-out Barbi

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Pegasus, Barbie, flight out of greed, enlightened, Daniela Haskara

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Pinebie 4

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

As Is 171

marie de sade

Marie De Sade

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Buttercream Ballet Cake, Stacie V

Saint Solange

Diamond Party Decorations, Stace IV

Mea culpa barbie

Mea Culpa Barbie

NYDB (Not Your Daughter's Barbie)

Hillbilly Barbi

DUI Kenn

Dead in a Shoe