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For artist, Brazil's new president is a doll


Brazil's new President Dilma Rousseff may have been elected on a feminist platform arguing women have a place in power, but for one artist, she's just a doll.

Marcus Baby said he pieced together the replica of Rousseff, complete with red dress and presidential sash, to add to his personal collection of figurines.

The doll was a purely artistic exercise, he said on his website, explaining that he was not connected to any political party.

"The creation of a Dilma Rousseff doll comes exclusively from the indisputable, historical fact that the actual president is visually interesting as inspiration for the type of art I do. That is all," he said.

Baby said his private collection of more than 100 handmade dolls was not for sale.