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Tretchikoff dies age 92
Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2006-08-26 12:02 pm   Permalink

From the South African Broadcasting Corporation website:

Vladimir Tretchikoff dies aged 92

August 26, 2006, 13:15
Vladimir Tretchikoff (92), a world renowned artist, has died at a frail care centre in Cape Town. Tretchikoff was a self-taught artist.

He and his family fled the Russian Revolution in 1917, moving to Manchuria, Shanghai and Singapore, before eventually settling in South Africa in 1941. He is viewed by many as one of South Africa's greatest artists. His most famous piece was the portrait titled Chinese Girl. Tretchikoff painted ultra-realistic portraits - many of women. His other subject matter included animals and flowers. He worked with oil and water paints, as well as in charcoal and other media.
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tiki_kiliki
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From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2006-08-26 12:28 pm   Permalink

I just read this from the Exotica list. I'm so glad to have several of his works in my collection. An amazing talent and from what I've read, he had a wonderful life.
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Jeff Central
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2006-08-26 1:43 pm   Permalink

Yeah, hang on to those prints if you have them. I know I'm hanging on to my "Green Lady" print. These things look great in a Tiki bar even though they are not very Tiki by themselves.

The world has lost another truly original artist!!!!!!!

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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2006-08-27 06:18 am   Permalink

Now that he's dead, will someone please clear up the mystery of why this painting is known as "Green Lady" when every print I've ever seen shows her face with a distinct blue tint?
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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2006-08-30 06:21 am   Permalink

The BBC now has a debate going about the merits of the Green Lady:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5298060.stm

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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2006-08-31 1:38 pm   Permalink

spooky, my green lady fell of the wall a couple of days ago probably about the same he passed away.

 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2013-01-25 7:10 pm   Permalink

The BBC now has report going about the sale of the Green Lady:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21195560



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