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Demented Doll Installations

Barbie Gone Bad at the 7th Annual Altered Barbie Doll Exhibit

— October 10, 2009 — Naughty
The Annual Altered Barbie Doll Exhibit has been hosted every year for the last seven years in San Francisco. Artists in every medium are welcomed to show their recycled and reused altered Barbie dolls. Sculptures, photos, paintings, and more interpret the iconic plastic doll (who just turned 50 this year).

The altered Barbie dolls by artist Evelyn Davis included Boozin’ Barbie, Bulimic Barbie and Barbiturate Barbie. Other altered Barbie doll highlights included: Debbie Fimrite’s Deaf Jewish Lesbian Barbie and the Fun In the Dungeon and Fun In The Woods Barbie by Arabella Champaq.
Trend Themes
1. Recycled Art - Opportunity for artists to create innovative and eco-friendly artworks using recycled materials.
2. Barbie Reimagined - Innovation in altering and reinterpreting Barbie dolls opens up new possibilities for artistic expression and societal commentary.
3. Iconic Doll Revival - The renewed interest in Barbie dolls and their reinterpretation as art showcases the enduring cultural significance of this iconic toy.
Industry Implications
1. Art Galleries - Art galleries can curate and showcase exhibitions featuring altered Barbie dolls, attracting a new audience and generating interest in contemporary art.
2. Toy Manufacturing - Opportunity for toy manufacturers to collaborate with artists and designers to create limited edition and customizable Barbie dolls that cater to various artistic and cultural preferences.
3. Sustainable Fashion - Sustainable fashion brands can explore collaborations with artists using recycled Barbie dolls as inspiration to create unique and environmentally-conscious clothing and accessories.
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