Barbie Introduces Limited Edition Andy Warhol...
Barbie Introduces Limited Edition Andy Warhol Barbie® and Exclusive Lifestyle Capsule CollectionDec 28, 2015
Barbie is partnering with The Andy Warhol Foundation to release an Andy Warhol Barbie® collector doll and lifestyle capsule collection.
Taking inspiration from the artists signature style, the iconic doll and luxury capsule collection will allow pop culture aficionados to have a unique piece capturing the essence of two icons – Barbie and Warhol!
Blending Warhol’s legendary flair for pairing fine art with pop culture, Andy Warhol Barbie® wears her hair in Andy’s signature platinum shag with classic dark sunglasses, vinyl moto jacket with a working zipper atop a classic black-and-white striped shirt, skinny jeans and boots. The doll is $100 and available at TheBarbieCollection.com.
“Our partnership with the Andy Warhol foundation celebrates both iconic brands’ foothold in pop culture,” said Evelyn Mazzocco, SVP & General Manager Barbie. “The Barbie Warhol portrait from 1986 is proudly displayed at the company’s headquarters, and this holiday season we are excited to bring a piece of Andy and Barbie to fans with this doll and capsule collection. “
This lifestyle collection ($30-375) inspired by this Warhol and Barbie, brings to life the essence of both brands through home décor, fashion apparel and accessories to be sold exclusively at influential fashion retailer Ron Robinson online and in store.
"Warhol x Barbie brings together two timeless, inspirational icons of pop culture to celebrate individuality," said Michael Dayton Hermann of The Andy Warhol Foundation. "Fame may only last for fifteen minutes but playtime is forever."
Andy Warhol Barbie and the Ron Robinson collection are produced under license with The Andy Warhol Foundation, a leading funder of contemporary art having distributed nearly $250MM in grants since its inception. Proceeds the Foundation receives from Mattel contribute generously to the Foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants.