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July 11, 2011

Fine Art and Barbie for the Museum Collection

When I saw these I had to share them! Barbie now has a Museum Collection line, with dolls inspired by artists and their masterpieces.  More shocking, are the reasonable prices.  There are currently three in the collection and I would be interested in what they select next.

Wouldn't you love to see a Barbie inspired by Watteau or Fragonard?  What would the Jacques-Louis David Barbie wear?  Check out all the fine-art inspired dolls (below)



Barbie inspired by Gustav Klimt
Designed by: Linda Kyaw
Release Date: 6/16/2011


Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Oil, silver and gold on canvas, 1907. Neue Galerie.




 
Barbie inspired by Vincent van Gogh
Designed by: Linda Kyaw
Release Date: 6/16/2011


Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night. Oil on canvas, 1889. Museum of Modern Art. 



Barbie inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci
Designed by: Linda Kyaw
Release Date: 6/16/2011

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa. Oil on panel, 1503-1519. Musee du Louvre.
What do you think about the designs? What would you like to see? 
You can purchase the dolls here

4 comments

  1. To be honest I wasn't too thrilled with these. Mattel has released other art themed dolls in the past that I've found more appealing. However, it is an interesting concept, and after seeing them in person I can at least attest to the fact that the final product is very accurate to the promotional photos (not always the case). I'd be very surprised if they do any more; they tend to keep these concept collections fairly small (last year, for instance, they had a similar series of three inspired by famous landmarks, probably by the same designer).

    If anyone is interest in picking these up, check the Barbie aisle of your local Target--I've seen all three on the shelves there already.

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  2. Me want! This is exactly why God keeps me poor.

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  3. Is it wrong to want Barbie's dress? I'd like a (much) larger version of the Van Gogh one please!

    Funny comparing how ideals of beauty have changed - Barbie Mona Lisa isn't exactly the spitting image of her namesake.

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  4. This is the best weird thing ever.

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