Throughout the years, many doll artists and collectors have wished and hoped that Demi Moore would share her extensive collection of one-of-a-kind, limited-edition and collectible dolls with the public. Now her husband, Ashton Kutcher, is joining the cacophony of voices, pleading with her to open a museum to house her collection.
So has Moore’s love of dolls rubbed off on Kutcher? Does he want to share the love of doll collecting with doll collectors young and old? No! To put it simply, he’s freaked out! On June 6, 2009, Ashton posted pictures of a few the pieces in Moore’s collection and a couple of comments about his thoughts on one of the doll-collecting world’s most notable collections. To quote Ashton’s now infamous tweet verbatim, “spent the day going through wifey’s insane doll collection. 3,000 thousand contemporary art dolls all staring at U. I’m going to have nightmares.” He continued in another tweet, “I’m trying to convince wifey to open a doll museum. She also has thousands of Barbies and original G.I. Joes.”
Although Ashton’s motive may be to get the dolls out of his sight, or himself out to the sight of the dolls, a doll museum would be welcomed by many doll enthusiasts. Moore is reported to have collected dolls from many distinguished artists, among them Parisian doll artist Anne Mitrani. Although Moore has not been as active in the doll market during the past few years, she has recently insured her collection for approximately $2 million dollars.