Demand for an art doll
One of a kind (OOAK) art dolls usually command fine art prices from many over a hundred to thousands
of dollars. These dolls are enjoyed by a select group of collectors. The general public's comprehending of
art dolls has increased tremendously recently. Many books featuring created doll artists are available.
Many artist groups such as the National Institute of American Doll Artists promote this art form.
Collectors appreciate dolls developed by specific artists, but the works of aspiring art doll artists and dolls developed based upon certain motifs are also enjoyed.
The artist action figures of Michael Leavitt are a good example of one artist's extended series of OOAK dolls.Another highly collectible artist is Canadian Marina Bychkova whose elaborately figured ball-jointed ceramic dolls fetch prices from AUD$5,000 to AUD$45,000 and are collected by the likes of Louis Vuitton.
Controversy about an art doll
In 2010, Facebook banned images of an art doll posted by Sydney jeweller Victoria Buckley.
Buckley had been using a semi-naked doll to display jewellery stuff in her shop window without public comment but the photographs posted on her Facebook page were deemed unsuitable information and resulted in public controversy.
The doll in question was one of Bychkova's.