Friday, July 08, 2011

Museum Barbie

Lynn Boland, our Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, directed our attention yesterday to the fact that Mattel has just come out with "Museum Barbie." No, she's not a jumpsuited preparator, a fundraising director or an exhausted public relations coordinator. Instead, her ensembles are inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night," Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch I" (pictured above and by far the most successful of the three) and Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." You can view all three here. Boland pointed out that it's a real shame the Van Gogh Barbie still has both her ears and, indeed, she does look awfully chipper.

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