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.

marie de sade

Marie De Sade

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Saint Barbara

Eye Of the Turtle

Incarcerated Barbi

If Those Legs Could Talk

Eating Disorder Barbi

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

Demoralized Hooters Waitress Barbi

Butch Barbi's

ghost barbie


Barbie holds hands photograph AS Is Dana Davis photograph

As Is #183

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

As Is 171

Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #197

As Is Found dolls photograhed in the thrift store bags they come in.

As Is #168

Trophy Wife Barbi

Saint Solange

Beka Brayer

Take My Hand

Barbiefly (close-up)

Mea culpa barbie

Mea Culpa Barbie

Ho Ho Ho's and Pimpin Fun Kenn

She Was the Organ Grinders Daughter

Saint Wilgefortis

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

Pregnant Cheerleader Barbi


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"

All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle

As Is 169

Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle

Hillbilly Barbi

Belle Naturelle by Kati Heljakka

Belle Naturelle

Stripper Barbi's

"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"

Dead in a Shoe

The Best Balloon Floated Away, Stacie II