Cinder, 2008

From the series “Fallen Princesses”, (2007 – 2009)

The series consists of 10 photographs depicting Disney Princesses and other Fairy Tale characters placed within a modern environment. The work examines elements of the human condition and creates metaphor out of the myths of fairy tales, forcing the viewer to contemplate real life: failed dreams, the fallacy of chasing eternal youth, obesity, Cancer, the extinction of indigenous cultures, pollution, ocean degradation and war. By embracing the textures and colors created by Walt Disney, which built a multi-billion-dollar empire exploiting these fairy tales, the work questions the notion of the idealistic ‘Happily Ever After’ motif, composed by Disney, and spoon fed to children throughout the world.

The origins of the tale of Cinderella can be traced back to Greece in the sixth century, China in the ninth century and then again in Europe where there are countless versions of the story. Charles Perrault, a French writer is credited with transforming the ancient tale into the version we all know today. He introduced the glass slipper, the pumpkin, and the fairy godmother. This is the version Disney later adapted into its animated classic. The Brothers Grimm also collected the tale in their famous fairy tale compendium. That story, called Aschenputtel, appeared more than 100 years after Perrault’s version in the 19th century. In Dina Goldstein’s contemporary version Cinderella is placed in an unlikely setting. The beautiful blonde sits lonely in a faraway dive bar, easily identifiable by her blue ball gown of a constricted bodice, bared arms, and long bouffant skirt. Married above her class, to a Prince who is constantly unfaithful, she is unable to conceive and provide an heir to the throne. Cinderella has been drinking away her sorrows among strangers.

With this series Dina Goldstein achieved her international breakthrough in the art market. The series brought Goldstein numerous TV appearances and contributions and made her famous in a short time.

Watch here a few examples:
Fanny Kiefer Show
German TV
Spain Mega TV
CBS ART Canada

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