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.

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"
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
A Layer Cake with Bangs, Janet II
"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"
Photograph Dana Davis Barbie As Is thrift store found art
As Is 171
Red Shoe
Saint Appolonia
Barbie's Bad Dream
marie de sade
Marie De Sade
NYDB (Not Your Daughter's Barbie)
Eye Of the Turtle
Beka Brayer
Take My Hand
Saint Wilgefortis
ghost barbie
All-Barbie Centaur Dance Ensemble--Eiffelle
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Vintage Lunar Gold, Stacie VI
As Is 169
Barbie photograph thrift store photograph dark whimsy
As Is #180
As Is Found dolls photograhed in the thrift store bags they come in.
As Is #168
Frosted American Royalty Barbie
Cobalt Lemon Meringue, Janet I