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.

Tay Tay

"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"


Pregnant Cheerleader Barbi

"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"

If Those Legs Could Talk


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

Stripper Barbi's

Two girls the way you imagined them

As Is #177

Ghetto Girl Barbi's

Saint Solange

She Was the Organ Grinders Daughter

Pinebie 3

Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle

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

As Is #168

Don't Ask Don't tell Kenn

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

As Is 171

Eating Disorder Barbi

"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"

Saint Barbara

The Best Balloon Floated Away, Stacie II

Diamond Party Decorations, Stace IV

Pinebie 5

All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle

Barbie's Bad Dream

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Buttercream Ballet Cake, Stacie V

Hillbilly Barbi

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

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"

Incarcerated Barbi

Tomboy Hair and Primary Colors

Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #197

Saint Appolonia

On the Rose

He Said Yes

ghost barbie