vasily klyukin colorizes new york in pink for barbiehattan series vasily klyukin colorizes new york in pink for barbiehattan series
oct 06, 2015

vasily klyukin colorizes new york in pink for barbiehattan series

vasily klyukin envisions new york in pink for barbiehattan
images courtesy of vasily klyukin




vasily klyukin imagines a new york run, not by a politician, but a cultural icon that has inhabited the homes and hearts of people across the globe: barbie. the famous female figure is envisioned as the big apple’s new mayor, renaming the island ‘barbiehattan’ and re-configuring the master plan of the city. hot pink-painted images of the city’s skyline and pictures of popular attractions like wall street, times square and the statue of liberty are colorized to suit the barbie-themed urban landscape. klyukin collaborated with artists andrei sharov and sergey romanov to create the digital visualizations, not intended as a practical application, but as a playful and humorous reinterpretation of city life.

the big apple’s ‘new mayor’ renames the island ‘barbiehattan’

a pink-painted scenery viewer overlooks a colorized empire state building

the wall street sign is visualized in a hot pink hue

one world trade center gets treated with a pink cladding

the visualizations are intended as a playful and humorous reinterpretation of city life

hot pink-painted images of the city’s skyline comprise the ‘barbiehattan’ series

by night, new york city is illuminated in a hot pink glow

barbie re-configures the master plan of the city

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