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velvet paintings
whyvelvet
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Joined: Apr 17, 2011
Posts: 2
From: CA
Posted: 2011-04-17 8:02 pm   Permalink

This lovely lady has been gracing our walls for a number of years now. My husband found her in the trash. He spoke with the man throwing her away and asked if he could buy her, to which the man replied "it's trash, you can just have it". My husband feeling it wouldn't be fair just to take her, gave the man $5.00.

"Kama" is part of the family. We tell her story often and have shared her with many. I just found this site today and thought a few of you might appreciate her as well.

We've seen many Tyree's and we believe Kama is among one of his best.

She's in great condition, complete with the original carved wood frame, signature, title and date.



Enjoy!
E


 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2568
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2011-04-17 9:31 pm   Permalink

I'm enjoying! Thank you!!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6838
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-04-17 11:56 pm   Permalink

Thank you for sharing. Great rescue from the trash.

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1535
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2011-04-18 06:32 am   Permalink

Trash!? HAhahahahaha - Thanks for sharing!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11103
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-04-19 09:26 am   Permalink

Wow, what an amazing painting! Way to save it from the trash!

This image reminds me so much of Ilona, this American Indian/German girl I knew in Munich in 1974...



Though several years younger than her, I met her in a club (while she was on LSD). Unfortunately I lived in Berlin at the time. I remember going to see the Marlon Brando "Bounty" with her (she was dressed at that point) and I remember all the turned heads. I felt like Fletcher Christian


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 240
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2011-05-01 2:32 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone! I'm a long time lurker, but, would like to start contributing and become a positive member of the community. I came across this, Bill Erwin, black velvet painting and wanted to share, and to get some thoughts because I don't know anything about it.

All I know about Bill Erwin is from what I've learned in the posts in this thread and a quick google search. I know that he was Leetag's protege and that's about it. If anybody has any info about this specific painting, that would be awesome, I couldn't find anything about it in my venture through google.

This is the first painting I've ever bought, so, any thoughts on the value would be appreciated, too. I kind of consider myself a picker, so, it's always cool to know what something is "worth". If you don't think it's anything special, please let me know that, too. I really just want to learn as much as I can.

I also got some other cool stuff today that I'll add to "Tiki Finds".





Thanks to everybody for making this such a fun and informational website, I thoroughly enjoy reading through the threads, checking out the pics, and learning more about everything tiki and Polynesian pop.




 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1538
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2011-05-03 4:10 pm   Permalink

WhyVelvet- Nice Tyree! TRR- Bill Erwin did some nice stuff too. As far as value, that is hard to pin down. If there is a good combination of light/shadow/ composition, original frame, provenance, then it will fetch more. I have seen his stuff sell in the range of $150.00-850.00 depending on the combination above. If you like it then it is worth what you paid for it.

Here are a couple of velvets found earlier this year

Van Zandt







Frank Oda (Hale Pua)
















 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 484
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-07-24 2:54 pm   Permalink

I found this painting at an estate sale in Tiburon:



I can't quite read the signature (KIVE QA?):



it's somewhat reminiscent of this postcard:



-Trad'r Bill

[ This Message was edited by: Trad'r Bill 2011-07-24 16:05 ]


 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1919
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-07-24 4:42 pm   Permalink

Very cool Trader Bill!

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1805
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2011-07-25 1:39 pm   Permalink

Trad'r Bill,

Thanks for posting the velvet and the postcard, I have the same one (postcard that is). If you ever want to get rid of the velvet (sell or trade) let me know!

PTD


 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 429
From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-07-30 7:36 pm   Permalink

I picked this up a few months back. There is a signature but I cant make it out. I'll take a picture of it later and maybe someone can decipher it?







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tikicoma
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 368
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2011-08-02 12:02 am   Permalink

I've picked up a couple of velvets in the last two years.



signed Agulto same as sputnikmoss' back on page one. Because of the local bases I'm also guessing from the Philippines.





the quality of this painting is excellent, signed TT Guttan 71 possibly.



of course they both look much better without the cameras flash. I have my eye on a Bill Erwin Hawaiian Cowboy (I guess) painting but I need to talk it's owner down on the price (I'm cheap er I mean thrifty)

aloha, tikicoma


 
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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 1363
From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2011-08-02 8:51 pm   Permalink

As I look through all the pages of Black Velvets I have to say the Artist Robb Hamel who was around for a couple of years and then faded off still seams to be the strongest by craft and design. Of course this is my own opinion and I respect LeeTag and other artist of the past,but the classic design still boarders on tacky even though it's considered classic. During Tiki Caliente 2's art show we had 3 original Robb Hamels and they all Sold. Great art,I wish he would do more.

This is the piece I own......architecture on black velvet has to be hard.


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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-08-02 10:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-02 20:51, Wildsville man wrote:
As I look through all the pages of Black Velvets I have to say the Artist Robb Hamel who was around for a couple of years and then faded off still seams to be the strongest by craft and design. Of course this is my own opinion and I respect LeeTag and other artist of the past,but the classic design still boarders on tacky even though it's considered classic. During Tiki Caliente 2's art show we had 3 original Robb Hamels and they all Sold. Great art,I wish he would do more.

This is the piece I own......architecture on black velvet has to be hard.






I really dig that picture! Even if it has an illuminated phallus on it


 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2011-08-03 06:59 am   Permalink

Uh..Robb hasn't gone anywhere..

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27640&forum=18&872

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