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Edgar Leeteg
1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-01-11 3:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-01-07 19:39, RevBambooBen wrote:
This one is at Billy's at the Beach in Newport Beach.










Not any more .It has been removed and replaced with a plasma TV.
Billy sold the restaurant to Fletcher Jones Jr. and removed his Leeteg and tiki mugs
from the restaurant .


 
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1961surf
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Posted: 2011-01-11 3:33 pm   Permalink

This original recently offered on ebay for a ridiculous price @$10,000





Barney Davis authorized authentic copy


 
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Okolehao
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From: Monterey, CA
Posted: 2011-01-11 5:32 pm   Permalink

I'm not so sure that the blue version is an original. If it's the one I think, it came up on eBay about a year and a half ago with some better photos. I'm not an expert but I saw some minor accent colors in the eyes and other places that a) weren't in the palette I'm familiar with after seeing the many photos in Leeteg of Tahiti b)didn't fit with his style by adding an extra color in such a small amount. Look at the yellow beads mixed in with the white. Not to mention that the painting just doesn't look right. The right wrist is funky.

I emailed the seller, thinking they just didn't know themselves, and explained the problems I thought the painting had and that it might be a copy. They stopped listing it after that. I guess it popped up again later.


From Leeteg of Tahiti: Paintings from the Villa Velour




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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-01-11 9:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-01-11 15:23, 1961surf wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-01-07 19:39, RevBambooBen wrote:
This one is at Billy's at the Beach in Newport Beach.










Not any more .It has been removed and replaced with a plasma TV.
Billy sold the restaurant to Fletcher Jones Jr. and removed his Leeteg and tiki mugs
from the restaurant .



When did that happen?
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1961surf
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Posted: 2011-01-15 10:03 am   Permalink

My mistake Ben.They took it out of the plexiglass cover that was above the bar it was
in and put in the back of the restaurant above a booth in a new frame which is what
your pic shows .I noticed they took out the display of tiki mugs Billy had in there,
and put some new crappy looking wall paper in .I also noticed they stained the bamboo
thru out the entire place dark brown , which does not look as good either.Buzzy's two
piece tiki looks great in there covering up that floor to ceiling pipe that was there .
Oh well the Mai Tais are still good at happy hour for $6.00 .

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Iokona Ki'i
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2011-03-01 4:50 pm   Permalink

Got this old sepia mezotint photo of a Leeteg recently.
Photo was luckily found within the DJ flap of Hubert Sieben's 1965 TAHITI book.
This work is not pictured in any of Leeteg's books.
Would love to see the original.


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TikiG
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2011-03-01 5:18 pm   Permalink

Nice find, Jason - very similar to Leeteg's "Joie de Vivre" - could this be his favorite model, Jacquie?

Another great painting/image to research, huh?

Thanks for posting. G


 
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LOL Tiki
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Posted: 2011-03-01 5:32 pm   Permalink

Wow - that's beautiful.

 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2011-03-01 5:38 pm   Permalink

Double Wow! She looks just like my girlfriend!
I... like... BIG BUTTS AND I CANNOT LIE...


 
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2011-03-03 3:33 pm   Permalink

She's amazing.

 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2011-03-11 12:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-01 17:18, TikiG wrote:
Nice find, Jason - very similar to Leeteg's "Joie de Vivre" - could this be his favorite model, Jacquie?

Another great painting/image to research, huh?

Thanks for posting. G



Right on Greg! looks like it could be the pose before or after "Joie de Vivre". Not sure if it is
Jacqueline though. Some of his paintings are easier to tell if it is her or not.

Just found this recently. Same pose and all but definitely a different version than my photo.


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Posted: 2011-03-11 2:01 pm   Permalink

Nice!!

 
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gofoster
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Posted: 2011-04-11 5:56 pm   Permalink

Original/Classic Leeteg

Just took this out of the mothballs.



My dad picked this up sometime in the late 50's, early 60's while globetrotting with the Navy.



Very sure its original. What is the best way to sell an item like this?

Cheers,

Son of D. Foster, Seabee


 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2011-04-11 7:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-01-11 15:33, 1961surf wrote:






The fingers look like they were painted by a retard.
(not that there's anything wrong with that!)


 
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Okolehao
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From: Monterey, CA
Posted: 2011-04-12 1:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-04-11 17:56, gofoster wrote:
Original/Classic Leeteg

Just took this out of the mothballs.



My dad picked this up sometime in the late 50's, early 60's while globetrotting with the Navy.



Very sure its original. What is the best way to sell an item like this?

Cheers,

Son of D. Foster, Seabee



I have a feeling it’s not an authentic Leeteg. It isn't of his quality and to have it loose and not mounted would be very unlikely. His velvets were sold out of galleries already framed and his paintings weren’t cheap. Probably the best thing to do would be to frame it yourself and sell it on eBay under the Black Velvet Paintings category.


 
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