Friday, November 12, 2021

Drag Queen Barbie

This Artist's RuPaul's Drag Race Queen Barbie Dolls Are Flawless

 AUG 1, 2017

The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are famous for turning over instantly iconic looks (and verbal side-eyes), so it's not a surprise that the RPDR fandom loves to pay homage in ways as creative and artistic as the contestants themselves are. One artist, Mark Jonathan, pays tribute to these fabulous performers in a particularly appropriate way: by painting Barbie dolls as RuPaul contestants, in a series he calls "Drag RuPaints."

First shared on his Instagram @mark_jonathan_repaints, Mark posted "before and after" shots of the transformed dolls. Season 9 contestant Valentina's the subject of two Barbie RuPaints, and both of them are modelesque creations.

But the original RuPaint belongs to Season 7 contestant Trixie Mattel — whose name is obviously the most perfect fit for the entire art series:


Check out more of Mark Jonathan's incredible doll painting work on his Instagram here.

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