Ken Botto: Barbies -
KEN BOTTO, "Three Faces of Eve," 1986, Chromogenic print, 7 x 11 inches, courtesy of the Rudy Samuels.

Photography Gallery

Ken Botto: Barbies

April 13 - June 2, 2024


Curated by Louisa Gloger

Bolinas-based artist Ken Botto (1937-2008) created and photographed miniature tableaux using his toy collection, unique props, and found objects. Among his varied subjects, he is well known for staging and photographing Barbie, Ken, and Robots between 1980-1986. This exhibition showcases a selection of his iconic Barbie photographs and never-before-seen prints, including some borrowed from private collections. Come and see a marble bust of Barbie and many treasured memorabilia.