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deanking69
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Joined: Mar 26, 2003
Posts: 5
From: Berkeley, CA
Posted: 2003-03-26 5:51 pm   Permalink

Hi all,
I'm delighted to have found fellow Tiki Freaks! I recently bought a pair of gorgeous velvet paintings of some Polynesian maidens by an artist named Ben Alano. Some research into velvet painting turned up lots on Edgar Leeteg (very cool), but precious little on Mr. Alano. I know that he is from the Phillipines. The seller told me that the paintings were being sold on behalf of a widow whose husband was in the service and brought the paintings back sometime in the late 1940's or early 1950's.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-03-26 7:25 pm   Permalink

deanking69, Welcome to the tribe! Not sure about velvets myself - however, I'm sure someone here can give you some info.

Nice to have you on board.


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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-03-26 9:05 pm   Permalink

got any pics?

 
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-03-26 9:08 pm   Permalink

oh ya, welcome to da village. I have a velvet painted by Bill Erwin. He did some wahine paintings fo da Tahitian Lanai as well as Leeteg.

 
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marialeah59
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Joined: Oct 14, 2006
Posts: 1
From: Philippines
Posted: 2006-10-22 01:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-03-26 17:51, deanking69 wrote:
Hi all,
I'm delighted to have found fellow Tiki Freaks! I recently bought a pair of gorgeous velvet paintings of some Polynesian maidens by an artist named Ben Alano. Some research into velvet painting turned up lots on Edgar Leeteg (very cool), but precious little on Mr. Alano. I know that he is from the Phillipines. The seller told me that the paintings were being sold on behalf of a widow whose husband was in the service and brought the paintings back sometime in the late 1940's or early 1950's.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!





Hello deanking69

Have you received the message I sent you?
Do you have some photos of Polynesian or Hawaiian
dancers which I could paint or anyone here in the
site who could also provide.
Please e-mail me so I could give my address where
to mail the photos.

Many thanks,
Leah Alano Brito


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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 281
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2007-03-04 11:32 am   Permalink

I picked this up yesterday at the Antique Expo for $40. It has to be from the 50s judging from the condition and original frame. Anyone ever heard of the artist?? It is signed Agulto and I would suspect from the name the artist would be from the Phillipines. I would appreciate any info.

Thanks!






 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1782
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-03-11 07:59 am   Permalink

One of my favorite finds. Good size 33" by 28". Colors are very bright. This pic was taken with the mood lighting down in my lounge. Hard to make out the signiture though. Looks to be similar to a painting above the bar of the Volcano posted over on the genaral tiki thread. Found in a barn at an antique store here in Michigan. You never know until you look.


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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6864
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-03-11 10:03 am   Permalink

Damn Uncle Trav, that's nice! Can GROG have that? GROG like.

One of these days if/when GROG has some time, GROG going to have to try GROG' hand at doing a black velvet painting.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-03-11 4:45 pm   Permalink

Heres one with the lights up to show more of the colors



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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2007-03-11 5:35 pm   Permalink

The first pic looks better and I can't believe what you are finding in MIch. I can't seem to find anything that you are finding. I guess that I will keep my eyes open for more barns. Which city was the barn in if you can tell.
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1808
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-06-01 3:37 pm   Permalink

Wow,

This kinda intrigued me today:

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/gms/341867408.html

ESTATE SALE OF "BUS" & LYNN PENDLETON (SACRAMENTO). What caught eye in the ad was they were selling "Paintings of Native Girls on Black Velvet from the old Zombie Hut Restaurant" which, in addition to the Hereford House Restuarant, were owned by Bus Pendleton.

The sale began at 9:00 a.m. I did not make there until 12:30 and didn't expect to find much. I was surprised to find both velvet paintings still for sale. One looked Polynesian and the other had more of a European look to it so I bought the Polynesian one:




I was unable to read the signature. To further complicate matters, the cord for the light was in a hole that went from the den into the garage, where the cord was plugged into an outlet. I paid for the picture, went out to the garage, cut the cord and went back into the house and removed the picture from the wall.

Inscribed on the back was the folllowing: "Native Dancer" Orignial Oil On Silk Velvet, No Copies-No Duplicates, Burke Tyree 1964, $150.00! I didn't say anything to the estate sales people, although they did tell me the children of this estate kept all the Leeteg velvets.

I can read the signature now! I love it!

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and now I have a velvet painting from the Zombie Hut and by Burks Tyree)!




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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 795
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-06-01 4:44 pm   Permalink

Very nice Psycho, very nice indeed. I don't suppose you took a picture of the 'European looking' one by any chance? Would love to see it too...


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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1808
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-06-01 4:53 pm   Permalink

cheeky half,

No, unfortunatley I did not, the painting was actually on the wall behind the "counter" of items being sold by the estate people. They told me the painting was done by a Sacramento artist and I could not read the signature on this one either. I asked them to call me if it didn't sell.

The painting itself looked to be of a topless girl of either Spanish or South American heritage. She wore a sash around her hips and a bandana or sash on her head. It was very well done and if the other one wasn't there I might have bought it, although they were asking $200.00 for it.

If they contact me I will let you know.

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and days like these make it easy)!

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senoritahollywood
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Joined: Apr 18, 2006
Posts: 12
Posted: 2007-06-02 5:31 pm   Permalink

FANTASTIC FIND !!!! Congrats !
- Senorita Hollywood ( I went to sales today and all I got was a Vintage Velveeta box)


 
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Kona Chris
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Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Posts: 240
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-06-04 12:46 am   Permalink

Wow! Nice piece! Considering the two Tyree velvets currently on Ebay are being sold for $1000 & $2000 respectively, I'd say you got a good deal!

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