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Edgar Leeteg
msteeln
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From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2009-03-25 1:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-24 00:38, Zeta wrote:
Nude blond woman



I know where the original painting is (much larger than most Leeteg's), and the subject is still alive and well, living here in Honolulu.


 
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tiki-riviera
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Posted: 2009-03-25 1:59 pm   Permalink



Just my 2 cents, but I think Leeteg was one of the greatest American artists ever. I hope someday to own an original, and actually the prices for one are still fairly reasonable.


 
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msteeln
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Posted: 2009-03-26 1:18 pm   Permalink

He used the best medium - velvet, the best subjects - polynesia and babes, had one of the best abilities and styles, which deffinitely equals (...at least one of) the best artist in American history.

 
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bongofury
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Posted: 2009-03-26 9:23 pm   Permalink

I think they are a bargain also. As much as I like Shag's stuff, you could probably buy a couple of original Leeteg's for less than a Shag painting. Apples and oranges, but I would rather have something vintage.

 
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Lightning Steve
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Posted: 2009-03-26 10:10 pm   Permalink

I have an original Leeteg painting, not sure just what the real name for it is. We just called it the "naked lady" which really doesn't narrow it down with a Leeteg. I will see about getting a picture of it. It was originally my Grandmothers and I know it's at least 47 (or more?) years old.
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Koolau
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From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2009-03-27 02:53 am   Permalink

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I know where the original painting is (much larger than most Leeteg's), and the subject is still alive and well, living here in Honolulu.


Msteeln - you must be referring to the velvet at Lai Fong, of which you've written previously. Tell us more - who is the lady? If you'd rather not say who she is, then what's her story? Did she actually pose for Leeteg? Does she have any memories of that experience?



 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2009-03-28 11:06 pm   Permalink



 
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msteeln
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Posted: 2009-03-29 7:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-27 02:53, Koolau wrote:

Msteeln - you must be referring to the velvet at Lai Fong, of which you've written previously. Tell us more - who is the lady? If you'd rather not say who she is, then what's her story? Did she actually pose for Leeteg? Does she have any memories of that experience?

About all I can answer at this point is, yes, it's just sitting on the floor(!?!) at Lai Fong, and she did pose for the painting.
I'm remiss in getting further info on the matter, but have been hoping to do so and will expound on it's origin and subject when I can. I'd love to convince the owners to revamp the whole store into something even more special than it currently is, with the Leeteg as one of many centerpieces, and it's already long been the coolest and unsung spot in all of old Honolulu and Chinatown.


 
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Dogfather
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Posted: 2011-01-03 1:37 pm   Permalink

I have one of two Edgar Leeteg paintings that were given to my father in 1978. A 24" X 34" picture of a polynesian woman with a fishing net. It seems that this painting is named "Hukilau Girl" from the information I have seen. I am looking for more information about it.

 
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Dogfather
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Posted: 2011-01-03 1:42 pm   Permalink



I have this Leeteg painting that was given to my father in Hawaii in 1978 for his service. I am trying to find out more about this painting


 
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Okolehao
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Posted: 2011-01-07 11:27 am   Permalink

Shag has even done his own tribute to Leeteg.




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-01-07 4:54 pm   Permalink

Some old photos of Leeteg paintings from the Bob Brooks Seven Seas restaurant in Hollywood.





Also a Leeteg portrait of Bob Brooks from Tiki Shakers postcard.




And the Leeteg from Don the Beachcomber's collection that was used on a menu cover.







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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-01-07 7:39 pm   Permalink

This one is at Billy's at the Beach in Newport Beach.






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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-01-08 09:14 am   Permalink

The Leeteg Tahia #2, for sale on ebay.






Came from the Davis gallery.




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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2011-01-11 2:41 pm   Permalink



I currently have this on eBay but I wanted to add the photo here before it sells.
This one hadn't already been part of the thread.
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