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 Barbara

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

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Two girls the way you imagined them

As Is #177

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle

Pinebie 4

Don't Ask Don't tell Kenn

He Said Yes

Hung Over Black-out Barbi

As Is Barbie dark whimsy Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #198

Ghetto Girl Barbi's

marie de sade

Marie De Sade

Pinebie 5

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

As Is 171

Ho Ho Ho's and Pimpin Fun Kenn

Dead in a Shoe

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

Mea culpa barbie

Mea Culpa Barbie


Tay Tay

All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

DUI Kenn

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vanilla Petal Cake, Whitney II

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

A Layer Cake with Bangs, Janet II

Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #197

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Cobalt Lemon Meringue, Janet I

Barbiefly (close-up)

Tomboy Hair and Primary Colors

Pinebie 3

Barbie's Bad Dream

Red Shoe

A Girl's Best Friend

"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"

Bondage Barbi's playset