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virani
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Posted: 2009-09-12 11:21 am   Permalink

I was going to talk about Max Ernst. There's his collage works exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris right now. Really cool. I enjoyed it. Especially the Moai ones of course.
By the way, the Musée d'Orsay also have a few Gauguin and lots of the Impressionist paintings of course.

Here's the link in english to his collage presentation :

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-musee-dorsay/exhibitions-in-the-musee-dorsay-more/article/les-collages-de-max-ernst-20484.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=649&cHash=bad29b67fc



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tikibars
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Posted: 2009-10-04 10:06 pm   Permalink



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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-10-05 08:24 am   Permalink

Just paid and downloaded my copy yesterday
and lemme tell you!
it's a Beautiful thing!
Soooo many images to pore over
as well as an informative,enjoyable text!
Just got the first chapter done and
was overwhelmed at the great design,flow,and eye-candy on practically every page!
great job,James!
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mymotiki
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Posted: 2009-10-12 3:20 pm   Permalink

Hi, I was wondering if the mugs had been sent out yet? If so, are they being sent from CA or Chicago?
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tikibars
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Posted: 2009-10-21 08:33 am   Permalink

Hi everyone

Here's the status with the mugs:

Tiki Farm has delayed delivery of the mugs to me.

I am waiting for them patiently, and I hope those of you who ordered them will do the same.

As of today, they still haven't left Asia, so it looks like a Thanksgiving-ish delivery at this point.

The nanosecond I have them in-hand, they'll be passed on to those waiting for them.

Thanks for your orders!

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Megalodon
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Posted: 2009-10-21 11:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-09-12 11:21, virani wrote:
I was going to talk about Max Ernst. There's his collage works exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris right now. Really cool. I enjoyed it. Especially the Moai ones of course.
By the way, the Musée d'Orsay also have a few Gauguin and lots of the Impressionist paintings of course.

Here's the link in english to his collage presentation :

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-musee-dorsay/exhibitions-in-the-musee-dorsay-more/article/les-collages-de-max-ernst-20484.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=649&cHash=bad29b67fc





Oh, wow, cool! Max Ernst is one of my favorite artists. Thanks for the link. I love his paintings especially, he was way out there.

Re: hardcopies vs. e-books. FWIW, there are a number of printers these days that print books ridiculously cheap, with no minimum orders (ah, the wonders of the digital era, when expensive negatives and printing plates are no longer required).

A buddy of mine had a small batch of books printed through Catawba Publishing, and they only cost $5 apiece. They look great, they're about 8.5" x 11", 200 pages or so, with excellent printing (the book was all graphics, with lots of halftones). The cover is on thick glossy stock paper in full color...unfortunately the interior printing can only be in black and white at that price.

Just thought I'd pass that along.

I've never seen a book offered on a jump drive before, very interesting idea! The cover and interior sample pages look great! I plan to order one soon, good luck with it.


Re: the Stone-Head comic covers. I'm a newbie, and missed that thread. I'm a big comic fan, and am a big fan of the artist who drew most of those covers, Jack Kirby. Kirby is considered the 'King of Comics', because he drew more comic stories and created more characters than anyone else.

He was fascinated with the Moai statues, in his stories they often turned out to be aliens with their bodies buried in the ground. I believe he drew his first story featuring them in the late 1950s, and he'd return to that theme from time to time for the rest of his career. I am a proud owner of a page of original art by him from the last story he wrote and drew which featured the Moai, which he did in 1985. (it was one of the very last comic books he ever drew).


The mugs look great, I will be ordering one. One ebay I recently scored a Moai lamp, its green and cast in a semi-translucent material, with a small light bulb inside. It looks great lit up in a dark room.

When I first saw this thread, I thought it said "The Big Stoned Head Thread" and I thought it was about my cousin.


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tikibars
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Posted: 2009-11-06 11:45 am   Permalink

Iorana everyone!

Tiki Farm told me today, that after many delays on their end, they will finally be receiving the BSH mugs about ten days from now, and will then be passing them on to me.

Right now my target ship date is during the week leading up to Thanksgiving.

Thanks for your patience to those who pre-ordered,and the rest of you, get those PayPal accounts fired up, because the last few dozen unaccounted for mugs will be ready-to-ship very soon.




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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-11-08 09:56 am   Permalink

JACK KIRBY does ROCK!
Thanks James,for including him and his art in your book!
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2009-11-14 7:55 pm   Permalink

Hi

The first wave of mug pre-orders has shipped (December 2)!

The second wave goes out tomorrow (December 4)!
(it is nearly impossible to bring 100 boxed mugs to the post office simultaneously!).

If you have ordered a mug to date, it should be in your hands some time next week - it is on its way.

Thumb-drive eBooks, as always, are shipping immediately upon order!

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Krisdrama
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Posted: 2009-11-22 9:47 pm   Permalink

Yay! I can't wait to get my hot little hands on that mug! Love the book and your lecture at Oasis, James. Well done!
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tikibars
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Posted: 2009-12-06 08:21 am   Permalink



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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-03 11:10 pm   Permalink

Abebooks.com (which has to be the largest database of used books in the universe) has Easter Island books being profiled for easter - see below for the titles.
And here's a video featuring Wonder Woman having a fight to the death on Easter Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Terw61hSWf4&playnext_from=TL&videos=38DusvPnRVs

mysteries of easter island, Maziere, Francis

island of death, Wolff, Werner

Islands of Secrets, Machowski, Jacek

Island at the Center of the World, Englert Father Sebastian

Aku Aku, Heyerdahl

THE WEB OF EASTER ISLAND
Wandrei, Donald

Rapa Nui, Picker, Fred

Rediscovering Easter Island: How History Is Invented
Kathy Pelta

The Mystery of Easter Island
Katherine Routledge

Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island
Steven Roger Fischer

Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past
Caroline Arnold


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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2010-10-23 4:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:
Helvetiki wrote...(In tiki finds)

About two years ago i bought this wooden Moai figure on a flea market in Basel / Switzerland.



and I recently found this picture of Sophia Loren with the "premio Moai" (or Moai award) on the cover of a magazine from Chile.



My Moai figure looks very similar an has the same size, only the base is missing, but there are remnants of glue where the base was.
Probably a copy of "premio Moai" as a souvenir...?




How cool, eh JT?


 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2010-11-22 9:20 pm   Permalink

This Sophia Loren image, in much better quality, is included inside Big Stone Head.

I love this shot a lot!
Finding it was so exciting.

There are also some reproductions from the inside of the magazine in BSH.

Last few mugs are left, and I have the thumb drives back in stock.

Holiday shoppers, now is the time!





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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2010-12-05 3:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha,
Quote:

On 2010-11-22 21:20, tikibars wrote:

Holiday shoppers, now is the time!




I agree. Big Stone Head is a fine read. I am happy to own a thumb drive.

on the current affairs tic...

Trouble on Rapa Nui



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