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SilverLine
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Posted: 2008-04-22 7:46 pm   Permalink

My mistake. The tiki had posted here doesn't really fit the theme of this thread.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-04-22 7:55 pm   Permalink

That brings to mind this previously posted Marquesan Tiki IN JEANS, at the Tropics Indio.
What a wonderful carving, what a wrong paint job.




 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-04-22 7:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-22 19:46, SilverLine wrote:
My mistake. The tiki had posted here doesn't really fit the theme of this thread.



...but but...WHY? I thought it was a vintage Marquesan lawn Tiki that had been mistakenly overpainted "black face" style, no?
Why doesn't it fit, is it a new Tiki revival item?

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SilverLine
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Posted: 2008-04-22 8:19 pm   Permalink

I figured since it wasn't garishly painted, rather misunderstood or maybe even disguised, it wasn't a good fit. It made me laugh when I saw it. Nobody else had a clue what it really was. BTW, it's a 12-inch tall porcelain cigarette lighter that somebody painted a shirt and overalls onto. Here's he is again:




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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-04-22 9:28 pm   Permalink

Well I think the above guy qualifies for a side genre of the "mistaken Tiki paint jobs", similar to the Tiki Bob and the Kona Kai Tiki in my very first post that began this thread.

Maybe it is time to carefully introduce the subject of WHAT kind of paint job might actually be permissible on Tikis, or better, on Oceanic Art reproductions:

Example Nr. 1:
This PNG/Disney/Skull carving is one of the first two pieces I ever purchased at Oceanic Arts, when I discovered them in 1989. It is a fine example of the kind of care that classic Polynesian pop artists originally put into pieces that WERE painted:



Taking cues from Papua New Guinea art, the paints were washed out earth pigment type of choices that were rubbed off again, AND enriched with dirt and dust -in essence expert "primitive art" forging. This piece's color scheme looks much more authentic than O.A.'s later "Night of The Tiki" phase. This is how this carving came off the shelf, it has been hanging INSIDE since I purchased it (most of the time).

Example Nr.2:
Now Marquesan/Tahitian style Tikis should not be painted at all, but IF they are, which of these two is the more pleasing application, A.) or B.)?:

A.)

B.)

This fine looking Tiki trio actually stood/ is standing in Tahiti. Now I could not discern if the B.) look was actual paint, applied several coats later, or if it was a similar period photo than A.) that just had the hell colorized out of it in a photo shop program. In any case, In my opinion A.) probably would look acceptable once the initial paint job had become weathered, while B.) would never look good under any circumstances.

This said, this style of Tiki should really not be painted at all.





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virani
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Posted: 2008-04-22 10:59 pm   Permalink

Sorry. I didn't read well.

Now, I was about to post about the tahitian trio, that I really like, even if yes, at some point, the paint was too bright.


 
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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2008-04-24 3:44 pm   Permalink

Here is my submission taken down in Pueblo, CO just last week.

What a lovely shade of sky blue......??????







 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2008-04-24 4:36 pm   Permalink

Those are nice carvings Zulu. I wonder if the proprietors would sell them as is.
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2008-04-24 6:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-20 20:27, alohacurrent wrote:
Here's a tree-dweller tiki from the international marketplace, Waikiki





Hey now,
If I reinterpreted a garishly painted tiki does that make mine modern or tackily painted?

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-04-24 8:24 pm   Permalink

Modern, for sure. It's a nice job, even if it is based on Tiki Devolution. While painting mid-century Tikis is just plain wrong, Tiki revival works are open to individual taste. It's not MY taste, and I hope that the crimes of the past are a warning example to a new generation of artisans, but ultimately it is out of my hands.

 
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tikijackalope
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Posted: 2008-04-24 11:54 pm   Permalink

Does anyone else think this one at Sam's Seafood (August 2005) is supposed to be wearing a tie?

(thanks to 8ft tiki for pointing me to this thread)
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-04-25 07:18 am   Permalink

Yiiiiikes! I can't say, I can't bring myself to look at this abomination long enough to decide, I have to avert my eyes.

 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2008-04-25 07:39 am   Permalink

OH THE HORROR!

 
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2008-04-25 10:40 am   Permalink

I just finished going through all 4 pages. Almost made me physically ill. I kid you not!
The quote about garish Tiki offending the eye? IMHO ,I think It also offends our spirit.


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Posted: 2008-04-25 10:52 am   Permalink

"Does anyone else think this one at Sam's Seafood (August 2005) is supposed to be wearing a tie? "

Maybe they initiated a dress code that year.


 
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