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.

Saint Barbara
Barbie photograph thrift store photograph dark whimsy
As Is #180
On the Rose
Pegasus, Barbie, flight out of greed, enlightened, Daniela Haskara
Pegasus Rescue of "The Angel of Good Intent"
"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"
Saint Solange
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI
As Is Barbie dark whimsy Dana Davis Photograph
As Is #198
A Girl's Best Friend
BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II by Kati Heljakka
BlackWhite Belle Naturelle II
All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle
Mea culpa barbie
Mea Culpa Barbie
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Buttercream Ballet Cake, Stacie V
The Best Balloon Floated Away, Stacie II
Flamingo
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"
Red Riding Hood
Barbiedrion
Saint Lucy
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Cobalt Lemon Meringue, Janet I

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