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.

"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

Incarcerated Barbi

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI

The Best Balloon Floated Away, Stacie II

Eye Of the Turtle

Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle

Queen Velvet, Skipper I

Dead in a Shoe

Tay Tay

As Is 169

Saint Barbara

As Is Barbie dark whimsy Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #198

On the Rose

Don't Ask Don't tell Kenn

Pinebie 5

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

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Belle Naturelle by Kati Heljakka

Belle Naturelle

He Said Yes

Pregnant Cheerleader 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"

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

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"


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

As Is 171

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vanilla Petal Cake, Whitney II

Pinebie 3

Octomom Barbi

Diamond Party Decorations, Stace IV

A Girl's Best Friend

Saint Lucy

ghost barbie


Lady Luck

Barbiefly (close-up)

Saint Solange