Thursday, January 8, 2009

Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro

Once again at this year's Burning Man Festival you could find the
Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro - "We put the Barbie in Bar-B-Que!"

The photos are from this past year's Burning Man, but the below SFGate article is from a few years back:

Jim Jacoby of New Castle showed off his art installation of nearly 1,000 Barbie dolls in various states of expiration. There were Barbies crucified on hot pink crosses, Barbies hanging from the gallows, Barbies crushed under the wheels of Barbie vans and hundreds of the emaciated plastic dolls marching into a Betty Crocker Easy Bake oven at G.I. Joe gunpoint.

Jacoby wasn't trying to make a statement. Rather, he saw something similar with the Pillsbury Dough Boy in National Lampoon magazine five years ago and thought it would be funny if he "liberated" his daughter's Barbies for a similar purpose. The gag worked, and now people send him Barbies from all over the world.

Via - SFGate
Inage - hjselde

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