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PHOTOS: Barbie’s Been A Bad, Bad Girl

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Aug 8, 2011
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  • 17 Comments
    • o
      o

      If she finds drowning a baby to death funny, something’s wrong with her.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathonz
      Jonathonz

      Personally I find these to be totally awesome! The great thing about art is that it allows us to let our imaginations run wild. To me, there’s a big difference between actually committing these acts (the murder, not the sex!) and portraying them in art. The fact that these are Barbie just makes them cute and funny. The detail in these is amazing. She’s obviously spent a lot of time getting these together and I love seeing that. I only wish the photos were bigger so I could see more!

      Aug 8, 2011 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • o
      o

      I think the detail is strange, it’s another reason to think there’s something wrong with her. She’s “wrong” in the head, but not like a normal person.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SpireaX
      SpireaX

      Roll with it, “o”. Sometimes, a warp imagination is just that…imagination. Besides “normal” is overrated.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • o
      o

      Ah, no, what I said is that she’s wrong in a way that’s different from the way a normal person is wrong. A normal brain and an abnormal one can both go wrong. Something about her brain is wired differently.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry
      Henry

      I think it’s problematic to put normal in quotes. After all, some brains are abnormal. Some are even inferior, like psychopathic brains. But making a distinction between abnormal and inferior might be a bad thing – for someone who wants to think the inferior is the abnormal.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • o
      o

      @Henry: That’s right, a person with a genius intellect is abnormal, but he’s not inferior. A genius might be slated for execution, ostensibly for being abnormal, because all the people around him are far too stupid to understand that he’s superior to them. It’s happened many times in history.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry
      Henry

      @o: I tend to think that it will take two decades for the average mind to catch up to the genius in terms of personal maturity, and many generations to catch up in terms of intellect. The later generations will only be making borrowed advances, and no average mind within that generation will ever have an identical ability with the genius. That’s why even the generational equivalence is an illusion. It’s almost as if the genius lives outside of the species.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • o
      o [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @Henry: But not only geniuses are abnormal.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry
      Henry

      No, they’re not the only ones. People with all sorts of disabilities and handicaps are also abnormal. People with harmless differences are abnormal too. Many of these people are thoroughly crippled in one way but better than the normal person in another, which is to say that no person is useless for having a handicap. However, the human trash who talk about degeneracy never realize that. They are authentically inferior.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • o
      o

      @Henry: You might say that the human trash say all handicaps are equal like Protestants say all sins are equal. They share the quality of compressing human experience.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco
      Paco

      I love this. It’s a great destruction of a popular female icon. She breaks down our preconception of the Barbie and makes it dark, twisted, begging the question “what does Barbie do when she’s not being played with?”

      Aug 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sam
      sam

      Why the heck is everyone assuming that this woman is “abnormal” or disturbed simply because of these art pieces? These are hilarious! Barbie walking in on Ken shaving his chest? That expression on his face? PRICELESS!

      They’re very well done. The poses are remarkable. The one where Kelly has shot Ken dead, and Barbie’s just chillaxing looking at the corpse (something Mattel never expected anyone to write) is funny as heck because of the way Barbie has been posed.

      Having “disturbing” material in your art is not a signt hat there’s anything wrong with the artist.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xander
      xander

      Many visual artists have toyed around with Barbie, [per ye-olde-Google] but of the images I’ve seen on line or in person, I did find these among the most creative and compelling.
      She’s like a descendent of (recently passed) Louise Bourgeois, who work was also deemed ‘twisted’ and ‘deranged’.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Aug 9, 2011 at 4:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • A.
      A.

      if amazing eye for detail,can be called “abnormal” then I suppose she is, but just like many other things, normal is defined by society.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 6:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      Wait, haven’t I already seen all of this on Robot Chicken?

      Aug 9, 2011 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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