Goulish Barbies, Barfin' Barbies, Boozin' Barbies, Bloody Barbies, Tranny Barbies and Bondage Barbies were a few of the more common themes at this years' San Francisco 7th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibit.
Sculpture, Photography, paintings and more by various artists interpreted the iconic Mattel Doll in the show which took place at Shotwell 50 Studios.
above: opening night at the gallery
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the exhibit, which opened on September 4th, 2009 and just closed this week.
Pieces by Evelyn Davis include Boob-Job Barbie, Boozin' Barbie, Back-stabbing Barbie, Bulimic Barbie and Barbiturate Barbie:
Christy Lou Sexton:
Kirk Brooks and Ernesto Padro Campos:
Lavonne Sallee (Bookworm Barbie, Good n' Evil, Barbie With A Whip, Gene Simmons Barbie and Rocky Horror Picture Show):
Pearl Jones Tranter:
Debbie Fimrite (Anorexic Barbie, Deaf Jewish Lesbian Barbie, Militant Grandma Barbie and Scorpion:
Arabella Champaq (Fun In the Dungeon, Fun In The Woods and KaliMa) :
images courtesy of Altered Barbie
There's a lot more to see!
And to purchase some of the pieces that are available for sale, visit Altered Barbie.
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