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Allie Pohl

Ideal Woman: White

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Allie Pohl

Allie Pohl

Ideal Woman: White

Ideal Woman: White

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Allie Pohl

b. 1984 Winterpark, FL

Ideal Woman: White


Executed in 2014.

Resin, glitter, automotive paint, flock

19 ¾ x 13 x 7 ½ in. (50.2 x 33 x 19.1 cm)


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Excellent condition. Signed bottom of proper left leg.


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Courtesy of the artist

Allie Pohl is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist whose work explores the social and cultural constructions of contemporary Western society. Questioning the notion of perfection, Pohl created the “Ideal Woman” by digitally enhancing Barbie to fit Western society’s ideal female measurements of 36-24-36. This avatar symbolizes anti-perfection and is repeated throughout Pohl’s work in sculpture, video, ceramic, and installation. In an effort to continue the conversation outside of galleries and museums, Pohl has made her work more accessible through the “Ideal Woman” jewelry line and sticker packs.


In her latest series entitled “Peacocking,” Pohl turns her attention to the opposite sex and examines how contemporary men market themselves to women on popular dating apps, such as Tinder, while also dissecting male mannequins to highlight how society’s conception of the ideal male form has transformed over the decades.


Pohl's unique aesthetic has been widely exhibited with features in the Orlando Museum of Art, Context Miami, Dallas Art Fair, Photo LA, Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, the Denver International Airport, and a public sculpture show curated by Olga Viso where she won the People’s Choice Award.