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.

Barbie's Bad Dream

A Girl's Best Friend

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Buttercream Ballet Cake, Stacie V

Two girls the way you imagined them

As Is #177

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

Pinebie 5

Ghetto Girl Barbi's

Butch Barbi's

Saint Wilgefortis

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

Saint Barbara

Trophy Wife Barbi

Saint Appolonia

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

NYDB (Not Your Daughter's Barbie)

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

As Is #168

Stripper Barbi's

Octomom Barbi

Red Shoe

She Was the Organ Grinders Daughter


Beka Brayer

Take My Hand

DUI Kenn

Bondage Barbi's playset

Belle Naturelle by Kati Heljakka

Belle Naturelle

If Those Legs Could Talk

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

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Queen Velvet, Skipper I

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI

Bondage Barbi


Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #197

Barbie holds hands photograph AS Is Dana Davis photograph

As Is #183

Barbiefly (close-up)