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The Barbie Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even by 

Because Marcel Duchamp is King and Barbie is his Queen…….

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bachelors, barbie, bride stripped bare, collage, dada, duchamp, marcel duchamp


  • Mynybee
    Mynybeealmost 4 years ago

  • LemarquiZ
    LemarquiZalmost 4 years ago

    █ One wonders where is la mosutache ? █

  • LemarquiZ
    LemarquiZalmost 4 years ago

    [ moustache ] even


  • moustache Barbie……I’ll have to make one….great idea.

    – VenusOak

  • msdebbie
    msdebbiealmost 4 years ago

    Featured May 2010

  • Thanks very much….I’m flattered

    – VenusOak

  • adambogusz
    adamboguszover 3 years ago

    I’m not going to pretend I understand what’s going on here…I just know I like it…good one!

  • Thanks so much… rock !

    I’ll do an explanation……but the work is dada, and part of its point is that it defies explanation.
    I’m a bit obssessed with Marcel Duchamp’s “Bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even”, and have done several versions in homage to it. One of the aspects of the work that I like is Duchamp’s view of the bride as depersonalised, an object of lust (to the bachlors), but unattainable, forever separated from them. (To me this represents one of the great concerns of the early 20th century…ie people’s allienation in the then newly-modern world). The Barbie represents this same paradoxically sexy yet sexless view of woman. Her wedding dress torn, exposing her (yet not, since she has no nipples)…..yet she remains smilingly unmolested and unconcerned. The bachelors can’t “get to her”. The weird picture next to her is an actual high Paris fashion runway picture of a ridiculous wedding outfit. This is the “veil” which looks like it is silencing the bride. The lips on the ground also represent her inability to communicate with the men, though they look pretty seductive.
    So that’s an interpretation……though being dada it can just as easily mean nothing…

    – VenusOak

  • vesa50
    vesa50over 3 years ago


  • thank you so much

    – VenusOak

  • BenTSelmes
    BenTSelmesabout 2 years ago

    You are very talanted

  • and you are very sweet to say so….thank you

    – VenusOak

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