Argentine Artists Cause Stir with Virgen de Guadalupe Barbie, Jesus Christ Ken on a Crucifix and So Many Others

Sep 20, 2014
11:08 AM

We are going to take a guess and say that the Argentine artists Pool & Marianela will be getting new fans and new haters after their latest pieces of art have caused controversy in Latin America and will be pissing off toy maker Mattel as well.

Because when you start publicizing photos like these…



Well, you know.

But wait, there’s more. Here are just a few from the duo’s Facebook page:

And so on and so on.

The artist duo knows exactly what it is doing. As it says on its Facebook in Spanish:

Ante un mundo que nos premia por pensar, actuar y sentir todos igual, Marianela y Pool se rebelan reafirmándose distintos. Emplean el humor para subrayar su desconexión con un universo histórico, político, religioso que resaltan ficticio y en el que ven atrapados a sus mayores.

Our translation:

In a world that rewards us for thinking, acting and feeling the same, Marianela and Pool rebel, reaffirming their call to be different. They use humor to highlight their disconnection from a historical, political, religious and fictional universe that still entraps their elders.

They also say, “Marianela y Pool se rebelan para revelar.” (“Marianela y Pool rebel to reveal.”)

By the way, the duo posted yesterday that they will be exhibiting 33 of these figures in Buenos Aires: