This oil painting is available as a giclee on canvas. A giclee on canvas is reproduced on canvas from the original oil painting and looks remarkably like the original oil painting. The giclee is museum quality, gallery wrapped, and stretched on 1 1/2" stretcher bars. The giclee arrives wired, and ready to hang.
About "Christie Barbie," oil painting by Judy Ragagli
This painting features the lovely Christie! 1968 welcomed Christie into the Mattel family, Barbie's first African American friend. Christie is shining with inner brilliance, wearing a gold and silver lame jumpsuit. Bright and beautiful, she's got the midas touch!
Christie is an important figure in the Black Power movement, appearing the same year as the black-gloved salute by John Carlos and Tommie Smith in the Olympics and the year before TVs Julia appeared. When Christie first appeared on the doll market, she made the bold, undeniable statement that an ebony skinned doll can be strikingly beautiful too. Unlike her predecessors and contemporaries, Christie was sophisticated, savvy, and up-to-the-minute. Like Barbie, Christie broke stereotypes and became a standard-bearer who permanently altered the American media's multi-ethnic definition of beauty.
A Barbie painting will add fun and personality to your walls! Combining beauty with a whole lotta love, a Barbie painting will make your home, office, man cave, woman cave, spa, bar or lounge feel happier! -A fabulous addition to any room and a great conversation starter. A Barbie painting will make a memorable gift for anyone on your list and is perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any joyous occasion!