Doe Deere, the founder and CEO of Lime Crime Makeup got the attention of Richard Prince from Gagosian Gallery. The 66-year old artist could have been attracted to the CEO due to her red velvet lips that are irresistible, her eyes that are Venus palette or even her blue cupcake frosting hair color. Ms. Deere posted an image on her Instagram account where she has over 300,000 followers of herself and the doll that was custom-made with a skin of luminous resin and matching colors of Lime Crime. She had posted the image in order to give her friend, Joshua David McKenney, a doll maker some exposure. Richard prince twisted the text and removed the name of the designer and made a larger 48-by-65-inch of its print made. This print fetched $90,000 on Randall’s Island during the New York’s Frieze Art Fair. Although it did not fetch as much as the Barbie Doll sold at Christie’s auction house for $302,500, it gave the Pidgin Doll and the creator, McKenney, the celebrity limelight exposure.
McKenney is 35 years old and has blue hair like Ms. Deere, he makes dolls and is based in Brooklyn. He has quite a cult following including Grace Jones. He has been doing his job of crafting 23-inch fashion dolls as a way of his art expression for the last three and a half years. His fans include Dita Von Teese, Mariah Carey for his input in Elizabeth Arden Frgarances as well as Taylor Swift for Wonderstruck Scent. McKenney was quite taken back by Mr. Prince’s action of taking his credits off and he did an interview with the Observer to give his art a voice.
About Doe Deere
Doe Deere celebrates her birthday on June 15 having been born in 1981 back in Izhevsk, Russia. She is the CEO of the non vegan cosmetics line known as Lime Crime as well as a fashion blogger who is avid in her work. Although she was born in Russia, she grew up in the city of New York and now currently lives in Los Angeles. She went to the Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Fashion Design and Illustration. However she dropped out in order to concentrate on pursuits for her clothing line, Lime Crime.
She started off on Ebay as an independent fashion designer. She used to operate it on her own and hence was involved in modeling her own creations and creating makeup looks on her own. She created Lime Crime in 2008 during the fall and the line is cruelty free and non vegan. She wanted to create a brand that was true to color and eye shadows. The line is based on her sense of style and a lot of mystical colors.
Read more at http://observer.com/2015/05/meet-the-doll-maker-and-instagram-star-hacked-by-richard-prince/ for more information.