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.

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

marie de sade

Marie De Sade

If Those Legs Could Talk

Saint Lucy

Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

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"

Beka Brayer

Take My Hand

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Stripper Barbi's

"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"

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI

Saint Appolonia


Saint Barbara

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Buttercream Ballet Cake, Stacie V

Trophy Wife Barbi

Bondage Barbi's playset

Barbie holds hands photograph AS Is Dana Davis photograph

As Is #183

Butch Barbi's

Pinebie 5

Mea culpa barbie

Mea Culpa Barbie

Ghetto Girl Barbi's

Incarcerated Barbi

DUI Kenn

Saint Solange


Saint Wilgefortis

Queen Velvet, Skipper I

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

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Eating Disorder Barbi

Demoralized Hooters Waitress Barbi

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

A Layer Cake with Bangs, Janet II

Barbiefly (close-up)

"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"

Hung Over Black-out Barbi