2013

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.

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Belle Naturelle by Kati Heljakka

Belle Naturelle

Hillbilly Barbi

On the Rose

Pregnant Cheerleader Barbi

Diamond Party Decorations, Stace IV

Demoralized Hooters Waitress Barbi

Pinebie 5

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

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Tay Tay

Saint Lucy

Octomom 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"

"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"

Tomboy Hair and Primary Colors

A Girl's Best Friend

Queen Velvet, Skipper I

Saint Barbara

Butch Barbi's

Don't Ask Don't tell Kenn

Eating Disorder Barbi

Flamingo

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II

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

Eye Of the Turtle

Barbiedrion

Pinhead

Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

If Those Legs Could Talk

Barbie's Bad Dream

Saint Solange

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Cobalt Lemon Meringue, Janet I

Saint Wilgefortis

Stripper Barbi's

marie de sade

Marie De Sade

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI

DUI Kenn

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