Artist takes a Barbie doll and installs it with a Barbicide Jar for an artistic twist.
Ben King, owner of King Research and maker of Barbicide Salon Disinfectant, thought he knew all the angles on uses for his product -- conceptual art wasn't one of them. King was surprised and amused to receive a letter and photo from a cousin who had unexpectedly stumbled across an unusual display involving the product while on a trip to W. Palm Beach, Fla. There he met an artist whose favorite medium was glass.
"By sheer coincidence," explains King's cousin in the letter, "she showed us a satirical creation she had put together. She put a real Barbie doll inside a Barbicide disinfectant jar, marketing it a genuine "Barbie-cide," and she lauughed hearilty when she showed it to us -- having no idea that I was related to the manufacturer!"