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.

Bondage Barbi's playset

Saint Wilgefortis

marie de sade

Marie De Sade

Queen Velvet, Skipper I

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI

The Best Balloon Floated Away, Stacie II

Pinebie 3

Trophy Wife Barbi

Saint Barbara

He Said Yes

Pregnant Cheerleader Barbi

Dead in a Shoe

Barbie's Bad Dream

DUI Kenn

Mea culpa barbie

Mea Culpa Barbie

As Is Barbie dark whimsy Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #198

Octomom Barbi

Tomboy Hair and Primary Colors

Beka Brayer

Take My Hand

As Is 169

On the Rose


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

Barbiefly (close-up)

Barbie photograph thrift store photograph dark whimsy

As Is #180

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

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Saint Appolonia

Pinebie 5

Eye Of the Turtle

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Bondage Barbi

Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #197

Lady Luck

Red Shoe

Belle Naturelle BW by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle

Eating Disorder Barbi

All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle