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mig
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 323
From: Sunnycupertoga, CA
Posted: 2002-11-05 7:56 pm   Permalink


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=919865822

Very valuable for its full nudity painting beauty!


I love this stuff...
mig


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tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-11-06 05:19 am   Permalink

It will go great next to my Tretchimoffs and my Tikkis!

 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2002-11-06 08:15 am   Permalink

What's with the "Made in Japan" and "copy of"?

 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-11-06 11:05 am   Permalink

It is a copy of a Leeteg painting, done in Japan. And not a very good one, I might add!

But as for the rhyming, alliterative typo "Leetey of Tahiti"... all I can say is... ZAZZ!


 
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tikimug
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 752
From: 1217 mi. North of the Mai Kai
Posted: 2002-11-06 12:01 pm   Permalink

"YOU ARE BIDDING ON AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF AN OIL PAINTING"

An authentic copy??? I kinda have a problem with that statement. Is that like a real fake?

but I don't have a problem with this one...

"BUT IS VERY VALUABLE FOR IT'S FULL NUDITY PAINTING BEAUTY!

by the way, how valuable is FULL NUDITY?


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11193
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-11-06 12:54 pm   Permalink

Wow, so Barney Davis the ol' Pirate had his pal Leeteg's paintings mass produced in Japan? Wonder if that happened before or after Edgar split his head on a tree...

It certainly lacks the master's touch, but at least it is from his gallerist, who used to have an outlet in the A-frame of the Waikikian in Honululu...


 
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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2002-11-06 1:02 pm   Permalink

"What's with the "Made in Japan" and "copy of"?"

The Davis gallery was the seller for Leeteg's works, it was located in Hawaii. As the price of his originals rocketed the Davis gallery sold these "authentic copies". Most(all?) of the Leetegs one sees on ebay are these prints/copies/repro's. The Davis label should always be on the back, with title and painting #.

They're pretty nice, especially considering the price of an original. For real info:

http://www.scn.org/arts/villavelour/

These folks know a lot about Leetegs.



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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2002-11-27 2:32 pm   Permalink

High bid didn't make reserve on this Leeteg copy the last time. It was reposted today with Buy It Now, and Santa gave it to me for Christmas. I guess Mrs. Claus didn't appreciate its "full nudity painting beauty."
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=925441426uty".

This Hina Rapa is on ebay now and is over $400 with a nice bamboo frame.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=924247915





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suicide_sam
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 670
From: LBC
Posted: 2002-12-02 2:10 pm   Permalink

By Leetay, very funny. I feel like buying this and sending him a new pair of Schnike sneakers and a Trolex watch in trade.

 
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TikiMikey
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Joined: May 24, 2002
Posts: 179
From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2003-01-23 11:36 pm   Permalink

Here's one that's just as funny.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2155393542


The seller (with a negative 2 rating, BTW) quotes,"In this great vintage piece the artist Shag pays homage to one of the early pioniers in black velvet painting and a icon of the tiki culture movment and a master at getting beautiful island girls to pose naked for his black velvet paintings Mr. Lee Teg. Yes with out Mr. Teg's smooth talking and smooth brush strokes who knows maybe there would never of been the infomis black velvet painting of the bull fighter or even worse may be there would have never been the Black velvet ELVIS."

Long live Mr. Teg!

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Dude, you're gettin' a Tiki!

[ This Message was edited by: TikiMikey on 2003-01-23 23:37 ]


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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-01-24 1:47 pm   Permalink

Just to clarify, I actually did buy the infamous "Leetey" full nudity beauty painting. The signature clearly read "Leeteg of Tahiti, copy made in Japan", which was described in the auction listing. Although it is a copy, it is a much better reproduction than many of the the knock-offs I have seen -- just as Midnite Tiki said. Also, it is labeled as being from the Davis Gallery which makes it about as close to authentic as I can afford. Also, this exact painting is in the Barney Davis book.
Overall, I have to say I am really pleased with it and would recommend buying one of these repros -- if they ever come up at auction -- if you can't afford to fork over thousands for a geniune Leeteg velvet (which I can't). I think I have justified this purchase enough, so I'll stop now. Mahalo.

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jtiki
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Joined: May 06, 2002
Posts: 109
Posted: 2003-01-29 09:56 am   Permalink

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2155796435

ANother one from the Davis Gallery, that did require forking over several thousands of dollars.

j


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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2793
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-02-01 10:31 pm   Permalink

Here's an old ad I own from the Davis Gallery. I apologize for the slightly blurry photo:



Original Leeteegs were priced starting at $5000. Those famous copies made in Japan were sold at $35.00. The year was 1966.

Sabu


 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-02-02 7:04 pm   Permalink

Mahalo for showing us that ad, Sabu. Looks like the price of the copies has gone up, but the originals are still fetching a similar price to 1966. The funny thing is that Leeteg himself copied his own paintings, and there is some debate about how he did that. I wonder who the mystery artist(s) were in Japan because the one I bought looks awfully darn good.

 
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jtiki
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Joined: May 06, 2002
Posts: 109
Posted: 2003-02-19 4:46 pm   Permalink

Did this one catch anybodies eye?

looks like no one wanted to jump in at $6800.00



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20131&item=3500435169&rd=1

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