I’ve collected Barbie dolls since I was a child, mainly because I couldn’t get enough of the glamour and fantasy that the Barbie brand epitomized. As an adult, I purchase both for nostalgia and for the beauty of the dolls. I don’t care if I ever get a financial ROI (by selling them at a later date); I enjoy them NOW, and every purchase gives me an immediate emotional ROI.
It doesn’t seem like this would qualify as an art post BUT the skill and artistry involved with creating Barbie is undeniable.
Check out some of the Barbies that will be available in Spring 2018. I’m drooling: I can’t wait to buy some of these!
(all photos courtesy of Mattel)