To celebrate the doll's 50th anniversary, Jocelyne took her favourite childhood doll as her muse, and transformed her into artistic icon. From the Statue of Liberty, to Mona Lisa, to a Warhol icon, the images salute the work of the great artists and childhood joy!
Jocelyne said of her work on her website: "Here’s my personal contribution as a birthday present to my mascot, Barbie, superimposed on the vision of artists whose work I greatly appreciate.Let me thank them all for creating such intense pictures. Many thanks to Ruth Handler for creating this dolly model that enraptured me throughout my childhood."
A definite favourite of ours is the Barbie Beatles poster. It just fills you with that childhood reminder of the Barbie fantasy - rainbows, hearts and all things pink.
|Inspired by Milton Glaser's poster of Bob Dylan|
|Inspired by Man Ray|
But Jocelyne also takes Barbie down a different, more serious route, making her into a model of fine art. It's so different yet it truly works.
She comments on her Barbie version of the Statue Of Liberty - "The idea of Barbie enlightening the world. It was a charming idea." As we all know, she did, for many of us girls in youth.
Long live Barbie we say!
What do you think?