• Barbie at 60, a Fashion Icon

    10 days ago - By Acrylic and Light

    Acrylic on gessoed mounted aluminium panel, 12 x 12"painting 275, 2019
    On March 9 of this year, Barbie Millicent Roberts celebrated her 60th birthday. The following week, it was my wife Suzanne's turn to become a sexagenarian. This is my third Barbie painting. The first two were done when Barbie turned 50 and 55. This latest incarnation is a sister painting to the previous that also featured one of the two sewing patterns issued by Advance in 1961. The sewing pattern was the instigator that inspired the imagery and composition. It falls in the timeline when Pop Art became an art movement...
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