Art Industry News: Mexican Judge Blocks Sale of Frida Kahlo’s Non-Unibrowed Barbie Doll + More Must-Read Stories

Art Industry News: Mexican Judge Blocks Sale of Frida Kahlo’s Non-Unibrowed Barbie Doll + More Must-Read Stories

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Frida Kahlo’s great-niece has successfully received a temporary injunction against the toymaker Mattel to block the sale of a new doll based on the artist. The American company negotiated the rights to produce the doll from the Panama-based Frida Kahlo Corporation, which says it received permission from the artist’s niece more than a decade ago. The doll has been criticized for, among other deficiencies, failure to faithfully recreate Kahlo’s famous unibrow.

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Image: A Barbie doll depicting late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images.

2018-10-23T20:36:15+00:00