17 February 2011

Barbie Video featuring "Black Moses" Harriet Tubman for Black History Month

Black Moses Barbie (Harriet Tubman Commercial) (1 of 3) from pierre bennu on Vimeo.

This mock commercial for a Black Moses Barbie toy celebrating the legacy of Harriet Tubman is part of Pierre Bennu's larger series of paintings and films deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.

The detailing of Harriet Tubman's dress is crazy good. Freedom Ken and Freedom Christie's looks are functional and understated.

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