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.

Lady Luck

Pinebie 5

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

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Mea culpa barbie

Mea Culpa Barbie

Tomboy Hair and Primary Colors

Barbie holds hands photograph AS Is Dana Davis photograph

As Is #183

"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"

Saint Appolonia

Ho Ho Ho's and Pimpin Fun Kenn


Bondage Barbi


Saint Wilgefortis

Hung Over Black-out Barbi

Octomom Barbi

NYDB (Not Your Daughter's Barbie)

Stripper Barbi's

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"

Trophy Wife 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"

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Barbie's Bad Dream

Ghetto Girl Barbi's

Hillbilly Barbi

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

A Layer Cake with Bangs, Janet II

DUI Kenn

Saint Lucy

"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"

Pregnant Cheerleader Barbi

Belle Naturelle by Kati Heljakka

Belle Naturelle

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II by Kati Heljakka

BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II

Eating Disorder Barbi

As Is Found dolls photograhed in the thrift store bags they come in.

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He Said Yes

All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle