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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2010-10-31 10:41 am   Permalink

The mag spread is SERIOUSLY impressive - it's more like a mini-portfolio.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-10-31 1:55 pm   Permalink

HAPPY HAWAII-WEEN Tiki Tribe!
Atomic Tiki Punk Mahalo, I hope so!
zerostreet - thanks...it's getting there...
Robb - I agreed when I saw it, I was a bit shocked. - yes, I'm honored they spent such an extensive part of the mag on my work.
So, I work up this morning, and found there in the Sunday paper, in the "at home, living with style in west hawaii" supplement is this:

Table of contents
Lower left - no I don't usuall paint in the front yard, but I thought it'd be funny for the paper.

pg 1

pg 2 - movie props I designed from "Jeeper's Creepers"

pg 3

pg 4
Well, it was a hoot finding that as a Halloween treat!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-10-31 1:57 pm   Permalink

ALOHA AND HAPPY HULA-WEEN TIKI TRIBE!
Now, more important Halloween treats...


Here's the painting thus far. Lots still to go, but got a nice feel to the forground.
ALOHA
Brad~
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-10-31 10:45 pm   Permalink




 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-11-01 12:31 am   Permalink

Swank pad there Brad!
and Kudos on all the coverage!
i didn't know you've become a plein air painter
ala front yard!
The new piece is strating to gain that Parker realism little by little
it's like that vehicle is driving on lava!
Looks like you're fully re-charged!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-11-01 8:11 pm   Permalink

So, seeing the comment at the top of the web site I think I need to say this:
I love the tiki tribe, and I love Tiki Central - I think it's help make a lot of modern tiki culture happen. International connections via the net... a brave new world for us who dig this sub culture.
If it wasn't for the love and support I feel coming off this site I don't think I would have had the courage to be doing the art I'm doing. Big Big aloha to you all!
little lost tiki - that's the scariest Halloween yard decoration I could think of this year...
well it's a slow process on this one... still sketching out the feel of the city areas... but thanks... parts are finally getting to feel good.
Really thought I had forgotten how to paint. Biggest ALOHA and MAHALO to you my friend!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-11-01 8:36 pm   Permalink


Halloween sunset from Kailua Kona - Aloha and Happy Hula-Ween Tiki Tribe!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-11-02 8:45 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's the latest so far.... working up some of the waikiki/cartoonville bg.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-11-08 7:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!

Here's the over view so far.... still working on the sky

Here's the art of the wacked out Waikiki that comes outa my mind

Here's a closer look at the Lava foreground

Mahalo!
B~


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2010-11-08 7:25 pm   Permalink

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Mahalo!
B~



Looking good Brad! With this and Faster Than Disaster you seem to be creating this otherwordly-noir-tiki city that I think is amazingly interesting! Feels like there is an immediate, built-in subtext to the city! Hope to see more of that!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-11-10 11:31 am   Permalink

ALOHA tiki tribe!
Zerostreet - yes, there is something about seeing Waikiki at night that has left an impression on me that keeps coming up... mixed in with a pulp / Kustom world.

Here's a over view... getting the sky a little more under control.

Here's a closer look

ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-11-11 10:14 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Working on a Hollywood gig, so not full on Painting time right now...

also catching up on an :"artist's re-mark" giclee order. touching up "Moon of Manakoora"

Here's the one-of-a-kind re-mark.

ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-11-18 12:08 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Well, big news. Parker Art Souvenirs!

Just back from Maui...
We (me and my partner in crime Abbas) been hunting around to find out which of the big Hawaii tourist /gift manufacturing companies would be the right people to partner up with ...IF I was going to put my art on tourist -gift -souvenir stuff.

First off, I wasn't even sure if I should. I thought maybe the artzy-fartzy galleries in the "ART WORLD" would not take my art seriously if I was available to everyone in calenders, cards, refrigerator magnets, stickers, luggage tags...all that stuff. Stuff anyone could buy, and not just originals and high end giclees. The originals are selling, The giclees are selling. Would I screw up a good thing?

Then, I thought about how I first discovered SHAG. It was a sticker. How did I first discover Frazetta? It was a calendar. How will anyone out in the regular world (who's not reading Hi Fructose or surfing Tiki Central) know about my art if they can't find it?

...and lots of really great Tiki Tribe folks have told me they just cannot afford the coconuts for high end art... especially right now. I didn't want my art only owned by rich folks. Our Tiki Tribe is born of from hunting through thrift shops for tiki mugs, and yard sales for Martin Denny records.

I also talked to the curator at "La Luz de Jesus" Gallery, Mattt Kennedy, about it. La Luz has been very helpful in promoting my art, and I respect Billy Shire and Matt's knowledge of the art scene. Basically, his wise words set me off on the lava rock road to see the souvenir wizard.

So... with the invaluable help of my agent/business partner Abbas, (he's the business end of the stick and I'm the wet paint covered art end) we talked to every distributor out here. Almost sealed the deal a a few times... but... things would go wrong. My art is not like the tourist art that sells in Hawaii. It's not dolphins. It's not whales. It... well you know what it is. And it scares the stores and galleries to try anything new or different.

However, we have finally found the right company. Pacifica Island Art. The owners are two dudes with a lot of aloha - who've been on Maui 20 years loving and living and making and selling products that are all about the Hawaiiana-vintage vibe.

This trip to Maui was to seal the deal!

This is a "Mock up" calender they showed us- not the real deal, yet. But we are so close now!

Right now, a little push might get things going even better... Tiki Tribe... if ya got a spare minute... if ya been hankering for Parker art at a price that won't drain your kalua-piggy bank... please, feel free to contact the fine folks at Pacifica Island Art and ask them which products might feature Brad Parker Art, and when they will be up for public consumption (at reasonable prices!)
www.islandartstore.com
The more they know there is a real part of the market of Hawaiian Art lovers out there that would groove on my strange "Poly-pop surrealistic" art, the faster we can get more stuff out in the world!
I can't wait to see my stuff in an ABC store, and I think there's a few of you out there that might dig that too.

Big Mahalo!


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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-11-18 08:15 am   Permalink

RIGHT ON,BRADley!
gettin your powerful paintings to the masses!
Spreadin the Tiki love throughout the World!
Sooooooooooo Stoked for you!
a long time comin
but you've EARNED it!


 
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MauiTiki
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Posted: 2010-11-18 9:13 pm   Permalink

You better hurry the end of the year is getting near... Pacifica island Art are good people. They do Calendars for my photographer friends the Sweets. What!? you were on Maui and didn't stop in? next time give us a shout and we'll take you to lunch!

-Rob

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