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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Posts: 60
From: Seattle
Posted: 2013-11-05 6:32 pm   Permalink

It's not "Fate" Brad, it's a greedy company who's only concern is profits no matter who gets screwed over in order to gain those profits, I have read on the Café Press facebook page where another artist posted his work was stolen, his name is Larry Mangold (LJ Mangold "Mr. Lucky") So your not the only one they are doing this to. I am and will continue to blow up there email and message machine with complaints ( ShopKeeper Support team call at 1-877-809-1659 or email us support@cafepress.com.) Keep your head high Brad, remember this is NOT Fate, just BS that comes with having a super talent that others recognize and Lame Asses like Café Press try to take advantage of. Stay positive my friend, you are a True Artist!

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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-06 05:33 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Well ....hmmm, I thank you all again for all the support, and aloha! You are the best.

One thing Cafe Press did not recon on was...this guy... my Art Agent.

Like I mentioned before...this guy can move mountains...if anyone can take them down, it's gonna be with him doing it, or helping, my legal guys do it.

ME, I'm gonna focus on makin' da' ART!
That really helps my mental state....

BIG ALOHA , and mahalo nui loa!
Brad tiki-shark Parker~



 
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Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 345
Posted: 2013-11-06 08:17 am   Permalink

Best of luck to you Brad, that sucks.

Keep posting your progress shots online, it's obvious every brush stroke of that design was yours.

This isn't anything new though, every flea market I have ever been to has a million unofficial rock n roll tee's, sunglass ripoff's etc... And I suppose they get by with it because it's impossible to track them all down.
I don't know if the internet makes it better or worse.

In this case the painting was well documented online. +
Online makes it easy to nab images. -
Online makes it easy to get a lot more sales. +
Online makes it easy to nab images. -

Hopefully the tiki gods get revenge and sink cafe press.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-06 1:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-11-06 08:17, Badd Tiki wrote:
Best of luck to you Brad, that sucks.

Keep posting your progress shots online, it's obvious every brush stroke of that design was yours.

This isn't anything new though, every flea market I have ever been to has a million unofficial rock n roll tee's, sunglass ripoff's etc... And I suppose they get by with it because it's impossible to track them all down.
I don't know if the internet makes it better or worse.

In this case the painting was well documented online. +
Online makes it easy to nab images. -
Online makes it easy to get a lot more sales. +
Online makes it easy to nab images. -

Hopefully the tiki gods get revenge and sink cafe press.




Thank you Badd Tiki!

Yeah, the net is a great place to "get your art out there!" ... but there be pirates out there!

Not sure where they got there image. Usually my stuff online is so low rez it'd look really crappy printed out. They might have bought a print. I have no record of selling to the "guy" who Cafe Press claims seys it's his artwork. Turns out he's some broke guy in so cal somewhere. I think he could just be a mook that a larger company uses to "claim" things so they can print them. Know what I mean? Who knows?

I figure many Tiki Tribe folks have down loaded my images for their desk tops , or printed it out as best they could on a home printer. I do the same thing. That's fine. I like that I am able to put a little Tiki art into your life. I only cringe when I hear that some one spent a lot of money framing a post card or a home printed piece of art - because that is cheap printing, and the colors will fade rather quickly. 6 months a year or so...it turns blue. So that's why I sell the ultra-high end "giclee art prints". Those babies are made with the very latest and greatest tech in printing! 27 different shades of ink. Archival inks that will NOT FADE even in a bright light! This is really new tech and a marvel! This was not around just 20 years ago. this is new , only 15 , or 10 year old tech in new long lasting printing, even in a brightly lighted room.

I want tiki tribe folks to have my art and enjoy an image for a long long long time. A life time. You buy one of my giclees and you will NEVER have to buy it again because it got faded.

These are about $100. But, then you can spend $300 getting it framed and matted by link at frame fetish and it'll look super-cool-awesome FOREVER! it'll

Now THAT'S how I LOVE to see my work hung up in a home tiki bar with lavish frame-work.... colors gonna' be bright and vivid FOREVER!

If you do not know who Link is at Frame Fetish, you should find out. He makes art into better art!


But if you want a full sized non fading version of the STOLEN ART piece you can still get it. This is full size as the original, 24" x 48", on canvas. looks JUST Like the original piece! contact the Kona Wyland Oceanfront Gallery -
jillw@wylandbigisland.com ask for "Forbidden Island".

Big ALOHA!
BP~

[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Shark Art 2013-11-06 13:16 ]


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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-06 1:13 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Working in the Studio this morning!
That's right, badd Tiki, document me painting it...best proof yet that the art is MINE!
so...

I know I have not done a whole lot, been distracted! (and not totally sober over Halloween!)

But finishing up on the H.P. Lovecraft man-eating orchids!
..and just to proove who is make da' art...

I got bed head and in my "halloween jammies" and all... but I'm makin' da' ART! (yippee!)

big ALOHA!
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Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-06 8:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
Cool new lighting effect in the Tiki Art Lair...



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-07 12:28 pm   Permalink




Brad's Imaginary Low-Brow Art Muse Sez:
"Art is the best Therapy... after your work has been ripped off
by some evil scum sucking pirates and sold all over the f-ing
net as cheap china knock offs with bad resolution making your
Art look like crap. Yes. Very good therapy. Yeeeah. Uh-hum.
...that is if you can't just "WACK" da' guy who ripped you off."
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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


 
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1281
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2013-11-08 11:03 am   Permalink

Sending some Aloha waves your way, just in case
H.P. Lovercaft man-eating orchids
it's looking great already,
and we are watching, we are!
It's yours! It's yours!
Bad people keep your fingers to yourself!

Keep going don't let this break you.
I know it's a lot easier said than done,
but you have your art heart in the right place,
even now that the business side of things are showing their ugly side,
that must count for something.. For a lot in my opinion..
All the best to you!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-14 4:59 pm   Permalink

Clarita, Thank you for your kind words. They really do help. OK, you are right. I got punched by the ugly "business end" of the art world. But, I'm up and crawling back to the canvas... today.
Big Aloha.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-14 5:27 pm   Permalink


Brad's imaginary Low-Brow Art Muse sez:
"Okay. Get up. Walk it off, kid. Just, walk it off."


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5472
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-11-14 7:57 pm   Permalink

You get em Brad, the bastards! & you know how to make Lovecraft Tiki, man!
Love it.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-18 7:02 pm   Permalink

Atomic Tiki Punk - Thanks. Gotta put all that crap aside and just make da' art.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-11-18 7:09 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
OKay, I'm back painting. Working on THE RED TIKI LOUNGE.

Creative Chaos in the Art Lair... what the heck am I wearing, aside from paint splattered everything? Oh, that's for my bad-back. Welcome to middle age, after a youth spent in martial arts, and hunched over making computer games for hours and days on end. I hear many artists have lower back problems. Some days it aches, and a back brace helps keep me up right in front of a canvas.

Here's a closer look at the part of the painting getting colored goo slapped on it.

Big Aloha!
BP~
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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3367
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-11-18 7:38 pm   Permalink

Awesome bruddah

 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 765
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2013-11-19 12:19 pm   Permalink

Looking good as usual Tiki Shark Art, I want that shirt Zombie Al is wearing!

 
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