Joined: May 20, 2008
|Posted: 2010-11-11 10:17 am  Permalink|
On 2010-11-10 00:27, bigbrotiki wrote:
Found in a Sotheby's Auction catalog:
Gauguin's palm hut in Punaauia, a "suburb" of Papeete on Tahiti
1st Don the Beachcomber's in Waikiki
Frances Langford's Outrigger in Florida
If these places were Pre-Tiki, Gauguin's hut was ....Proto-Tiki!
This 70's Gauguin´s house photography includes signage that makes it look even closer to that Don the Beachcomber´s place.
Joined: May 17, 2006
From: Oakland, CA
|Posted: 2011-09-15 9:08 pm  Permalink|
NEW SHOW FOR 2012 GAUGUIN AND POLYNESIA: AN ELUSIVE PARADISE
AT SEATTLE ART MUSEUM FEBRUARY 9 - APRIL 29 2012
ONLY U.S. VENUE
Joined: Jan 12, 2010
From: Venice, California
|Posted: 2011-09-16 10:40 am  Permalink|
For a real Gauguin eye-candy feast, check out Gauguin: Life, Art Inspiration (Abrams: 1987).
It's one of my favorites because it not only includes two-dimensional works, but many of his three-dimensional pieces including sculptures and ceramics, and visuals pertaining to many of the things that inspired him.
THE TIKIYAKI ORCHESTRA
FIBERGLASS JUNGLE on Luxuria
Joined: Oct 17, 2004
|Posted: 2011-09-16 3:11 pm  Permalink|
For anyone here interested I would really recommend seeing the Three Voyages to Paradise show at the Maritime Museum in San Diego, the Gauguin portion was my favorite and there are some great Polynesian carvings, it is amazing to see a show of this caliber in San Diego of all places. They do have a short "Tiki" portion that is supposed to cover the Polynesian Pop era (which is nice they sort of acknowledged) but is disappointing other than that it's great.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2011-09-16 4:20 pm  Permalink|
It's a great show!
Unfortunately, photography is prohibited.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2011-09-17 1:41 pm  Permalink|
Wow...what an amazing thread...can't believe I missed it. Thank you everyone for the awesome pictures.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Sep 03, 2007
From: Arvada, CO
|Posted: 2012-01-11 7:53 pm  Permalink|
This is the show Rum Runner mentions above - looks awesome.
60 Gauguin works alongside 60 "major examples" of Polynesian sculpture.
Check out the Chapters under "Explore the Art"
I'm thinking a Denver-Seattle trip may be imminent, but your San Diego exhibit looks great, too.
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-01-02 10:48 am  Permalink|
I wonder what Gauguin would think of this Tahitian Landscape skate deck. $63.50
Joined: Nov 17, 2002
From: Orange County, CA
|Posted: 2013-01-02 7:10 pm  Permalink|
A couple Gauguin images from my last visit to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles:
How many tikis can you find? by Trader Chris, on Flickr
"Arii Matamo" (The Royal End), 1892. From Gauguin's first trip to Tahiti.
"Head with Horns," Paul Gauguin, circa 1896 by Trader Chris, on Flickr
Gauguin's attempt at a Euro-tiki?
[ Edited by: Bora Boris - Cleaned up some "edited by"s - 2013-01-02 19:34 ]
Joined: Jan 15, 2013
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2013-01-15 2:34 pm  Permalink|
Personal politics aside I love the man's work, and I love that he was seeking a deeper truth in art and life. He started applying paint quite sparingly when he was living in poverty and running out of the stuff. He also used colour in such a different, dramatic and yet natural way. His sense of line and form just blow me away.