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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Apropos of Nothing

A friend recently sent me the link to the new Mona Lisa Barbie Doll, or as its designers call it, the Barbie Doll inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. Scroll down at this link  to see the Barbie Dolls inspired by Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh, and the Sidney Opera House, among others.

I'm not sure how I feel about the collision of these worlds...


Shawnte Orion said...

One of my favorite poetry collections is Denise Duhamel's Kinky and it's an entire collection of Barbie poems.

like this:

Buddhist Barbie

In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches "All is emptiness"
and "There is no self."
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Shawnte, I have only read Denise Duhamel in journals, but I will definitely get my hands on a book of hers, preferably this one! Thanks for letting me know!