The latest from Mattel suggests another 20th-century artist has become just a recognizable style easily packaged for kids.
The Frida Kahlo Corporation is suing the artist’s great niece, claiming she is falsely presenting herself as someone who has the power to grant licensing permits for Kahlo’s name and image.
A temporary injunction has been issued against marketing or selling Mattel’s doll of the famous Surrealist artist until a dispute over rights to her image is resolved.
Victorian-era American girls loved the porcelain-faced version of Bonheur, which by the 1860s was a hit.
While the Frida Kahlo Corporation sanctioned the doll, the artist’s great-niece isn’t happy with the appearance of the toy.
Leave it to Mattel, the maker of the Barbie doll, to fulfill Andy Warhol’s famous wish to be plastic.
Two Argentinian artists are facing vehement criticism for creating Barbie dolls inspired by religious figures, and the Buenos Aires gallery planning to exhibit them has cancelled the show ahead of its opening.