Marcus Baby

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Marcus Baby by Dayse Barreto 2012.jpg
Marcus Baby and his dolls
Born Marcus Vinicius da Silva Bernardo
(1969-23-11) November 11, 1969 (age 44)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Occupation Plastic artist
Website
www.marcusbaby.com

Marcus Vinícius da Silva Bernardo, best known by his nickname Marcus Baby, is a Brazilian "plastic artist." In the 1990s he decided to create his own sculptures using child dolls and action figures (such as Barbie) as a base.

In November 2005, he started creating dolls in the likeness of celebrities. These dolls, which are not for sale,[1] are displayed on his website.[2] The first doll to attract media attention was a wheelchair doll, inspired by a character from Viver a Vida, a well-known Brazilian telenovela.[3] He also made news when he refused to sell a doll he had created in the likeness of Hebe Camargo.[4]

His doll of Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil, was released right after her January 2011 inauguration. Affectionately dubbed "Barbie Dilma,"[5] it has become the best-known of his dolls.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samora, William (19 July 2010). "Virei o Gepeto" [I turned Geppetto]. Quem Acontece (in Portuguese) (Organizações Globo). Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Madonna e Cyndi Lauper viram bonecos na mão de artista de Natal" [Madonna and Cyndi Lauper become dolls in the hands of Natal artist]. Quem Acontece (in Portuguese). 26 February 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Personagem de Alinne Moraes em Viver a vida vira boneca" [Character Alinne Moraes in Living life turns doll]. O Globo (in Portuguese). 23 February 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Artista plástico cria boneca com cara de Hebe" [Artist creates doll-faced Hebe]. uol.com.br (in Portuguese). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Artista plástico cria boneca em homenagem a Dilma Rousseff" [Artist creates doll in honor of Rousseff]. O Globo (in Portuguese). 7 January 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "For artist, Brazil's new president is a doll". AFP. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hasta una Barbie tiene la nueva presi brasuca" [Even Barbie Has a New Brazilian President]. La Cuarta (in Spanish). 10 January 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dilma ya es Barbie" [Dilma is Barbie]. Todo Noticias (in Spanish). 7 January 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012.