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.

Barbie holds hands photograph AS Is Dana Davis photograph

As Is #183

ghost barbie


"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"

Pinebie 4

Ho Ho Ho's and Pimpin Fun Kenn


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


Hellraiser Pinhead Barbie

Saint Barbara

Hillbilly Barbi

Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art

As Is 171

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

Diamond Party Decorations, Stace IV

"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"

If Those Legs Could Talk

Barbie photograph thrift store photograph dark whimsy

As Is #180

Incarcerated Barbi

Bondage Barbi's playset

Don't Ask Don't tell Kenn

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

Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"

Barbiefly (close-up)

NYDB (Not Your Daughter's Barbie)

Barbie As Is dream of Barbie Dana Davis Photograph

As Is #197

Tay Tay

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vanilla Petal Cake, Whitney II

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"

All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle

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"

Dead in a Shoe

Saint Solange

Down In The Valley of HeartBreak

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI

Frosted American Royalty Barbie

Buttercream Ballet Cake, Stacie V

Trophy Wife Barbi

Red Shoe

DUI Kenn