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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
hewey
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Posted: 2007-12-25 02:40 am   Permalink

Big mahalo for the chrissy card mate!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-12-28 01:29 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Hewey, so glad u got it!


Here's the transfer of the sketch. It's taking me even longer than usual - I'm not happy with the "likeness", and find myself reworking it a LOT. Goodness knows even if I got it perfect in the pencil stage, it'll change when I paint it.
It sort of looks like Bela. And it sort of looks like Otto (w/hair). And now it's looking a lot like my friend Bill. (!?!) Well, I'm getting close to the paint slinging stage who ever it is!

Tiki Fool and I worked out the what mysterious items we'll need in the painting, so you'll notice the big goofy letters are all gone. (yeah!) Hope to be painting by next year!

Mahalo!
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Posted: 2007-12-28 08:12 am   Permalink

Found this on Ebay, is it yours

http://cgi.ebay.com/FABULOUS-TIKI-WOODCUT-HAWAII-RETRO-INSTANT-COLLECTABLE_W0QQitemZ300184977693QQihZ020QQcategoryZ20148QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted: 2007-12-28 08:15 am   Permalink

"Now as for the genius "Parker" who penned this masterpiece, PLEASE DON'T TRIP THE FU_K OUT!! Consider this my resume. Perhaps we can collaborate on some other projects because your drawings stimulate me and they translate superbly to the woodcut medium (you know what that means $$$$$$$$$$$$$$). Of course I'll throw you some bucks for this gem so don't sick your litigious hounds on me."-Ebay seller
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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2007-12-28 10:03 am   Permalink

Aloha Brad!

Two things:

    1. I'm so glad this piece is finally hitting canvas, and I gotta say it looks even more like Otto now, but I think that's cool!

    2. Sue the bastard who's trying to sell your image as his own artwork on eBay! It appears from the listing that he didn't even bother to ask your permission to start making money off his copy of your image! I could see using such a masterfully crafted image as a practice piece, or even as inspiration for an original piece. But this jerk outright copied your art and is trying to sell it!

Okay, who's next on the soapbox?


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-12-28 11:59 am   Permalink

"OMG! I'm like, tripin' the FU_K out! "

HA! HA!

Maybe, you know you are on the right art path if some one honors you by coping your work.
So, I'm honored.

It looks more like Otto? GREAT! What is the tattoo Ottto has on his left arm? Anyone know?
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-12-28 12:07 pm   Permalink



GROG has nothing to say, GROG just want to be on soapbox.


 
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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2007-12-28 12:18 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-12-28 11:59, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
It looks more like Otto? GREAT! What is the tattoo Ottto has on his left arm? Anyone know?


There's a topless picture of him from 2006 on the Tiki Oasis MySpace page that shows most of his left arm, and it's inkless. So unless he's had something added recently ...

I'll ask him the next time I see him on our commute bus since he doesn't read TC very regularly.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-12-28 1:03 pm   Permalink

i have a great photo of otto in his room at the gold coast during the first las vegas grind event, dressed as a vampire. (it was around halloween) it really looks like your drawing!!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-12-28 3:07 pm   Permalink

Grog - u nut! FYI I loved the Simpson movie. Excellent work!

No ink huh? Hmmmm... Otto mentioned to me to get his tats right. Maybe it's new? Maybe I'll just make one up....

Tipsy~ Could u send it to me? I'd love to see it!

Mahalo
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-12-28 4:03 pm   Permalink

This stuff REALLY pisses me off. It's outright stealing, and both morally and legally wrong! I REALLY hop you take this further Brad, or at the very least make sure it gets reported to ebay and they slap this guy silly with wet sardines. I have sent the seller a VERY strongly worded email letting him know what I think of his artistic morals (or lack thereof), and I have also posted it on the lowbrow art forum I am on, and the Aussie hot rod forum I am on, and they have already proceeded to email the seller.

Anyone else want the soapbox? It's slightly worn from all my jumping up and down, but still good!
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Posted: 2007-12-29 04:38 am   Permalink

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I have sent the seller a VERY strongly worded email letting him know what I think of his artistic morals (or lack thereof)



Here's the response I got from him:
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Firstly, what's really important is that you recognize skill. Secondly, WHO IN THE FUCK ARE YOU? I get hate mail from time to time so you must understand the bullshit you have written to me doesn't usually get a response, I'm really immune to it, plus I'm really busy packaging and selling art. Now it's painfully obvious to me Hewey that you need some nurturing, not from me of course, but someone else.

Now if you want to vent, call me at 808 852-0225, and don't privatize your number cause I won't answer. You need to have some idea who the fuck you're dealing with, so let's talk.
If you know Brad's number, give him mine.

P.S. How many prints you buying, Bitch?



Check out the links from his wikipedia page, seems he is widely known for creating fake prints and selling them as "authentic prints" previously:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.M._Washington

and here are some choice quotes from those links:
Forbes.com:
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2004/0920/302_print.html
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Whatever the case, the art has proved a bonanza for Washington. Since 1998 as many as 60,000 Washington prints may have been sold on Ebay and at PBA Galleries in San Francisco and DuMouchelle's in Detroit, among other venues, at prices ranging from $20 to $350. Vaughn (Pete) Baughman, owner of Frogtown Books in Toledo, Ohio, says he bought 5,000 to 7,000 prints, paying Washington $12 to $35 each, and resold 2,000 or so over the Internet...
...And to a widening ring of skeptics they are all fakes...
..."Washington's such a good liar," says Baughman of Frogtown Books, who no longer believes the prints are authentic. "That's what he does for a living." ...



http://www.mcescher.com/News/false.htm
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They were selling 325 sets of 19 prints each. We received a set and checked them with the original woodcuts in our possession and found them to be fakes....



http://www.philaprintshop.com/earlmwashington.html
Quote:

"Original woodblock" prints by E.M. Washington: an art scam...
...It turns out that this "find" was the result of an elaborate scam perpetrated by this printmaker's supposed great-grandson, also named Earl M. Washington. The evidence is overwhelming that even if the first E.M. Washington did exist and was a printmaker (both uncertain), he was neither the maker nor printer of these prints. Instead it is clear that the maker of these prints is the current E.M. Washington, who made "original" woodblock copies of prints by the famous printmakers who were supposed to be the friends of his alleged great-grandfather. Each of these prints is signed "E.M. Washington," which though said to be by the great-grandfather is certainly the signature of the great-grandson, and they are dated with dates when they were supposed to be printed, a clear misrepresentation.



And he still posts the link to the wikipedia page on him from his auctions! WTF?
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-12-29 6:17 pm   Permalink

Big Mahalo to everyone, especially Hewey. Really, you are all the best, and I am humbled by your support. Thanks!

I contacted Mr. Washington, and we are working it out. He was quite overwhelmed with the amount of angry e-mails he received about the "Parker" print. I don't think he's ever experienced a force packing as much mojo as the Tiki culture crowd!

Anyways, he seems like an interesting guy, and he is, at least, open and honest about where he got the piece. He also seems to have good engraving skills. He's offering a very fair arrangement to do some further "Tiki" or "Hawaiiana" pieces of mine. Pieces that basically, I think might be really cool translated into wood cuts. And would be much more affordable than the Giclees.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks again to everyone who sent an e-mail. Your actions may have turned this into a new source for getting my tiki art "out there".

Big Thanks, Big aloha, and have a great New Years!

Brad (aka Tiki Shark)
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-12-30 02:56 am   Permalink

Aloha,

Here's the color sketch...

Working on the warm light / cool light source thing. I'll look at this again tomorrow, see if it still makes sense...

Mahalo
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-12-30 03:24 am   Permalink

Good to know you've sorted it out mate.

The sketch layout is looking sweet although I would say that's a lot of blue, with the shirt, mug, steps, water and clouds... Maybe a full moon rising could be a sweet cool light source?
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