Event

Ken Botto: Barbies (Opening Reception)

Bolinas Museum • March 16, 2024

ON VIEW APRIL 13 - JUNE 2 (MAIN GALLERY)
OPENING RECEPTION: 
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024
 3 - 4 PM TALKS / 4 - 5 PM RECEPTION
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

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. 

Image: KEN BOTTO, Three Faces of Eve, 1986, Chromogenic print, 7 x 11 inches, courtesy of Ava Bogle.