Medium: Printed by Weldon Color Lab on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper (chromogenic print), signed by the artist
Good To Know: Printed to order, artwork is shipped directly from the artist's studio
Arty-Fact: Barbie was founded in 1959 by Ruth Handler, a mother and visionary entrepreneur, whose inspiration for Barbie came from watching her daughter project her dreams and aspirations onto paper dolls.
Recognising a gap in the market, which only offered baby dolls for girls to imagine themselves as caregivers, Ruth invented the fashion doll category with a three-dimensional doll that girls could use to imagine their future selves.
Ruth’s philosophy behind Barbie was that through the doll a little girl could be anything she wanted to be and that she has choices.
Over the brand’s 60 years, Barbie has empowered girls to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president.
Award-winning international fashion / celebrity photographer Markus Klinko was asked by Mattel to capture the timeless icon for her 50th anniversary, alongside her human doppelgänger.
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