|Tiki Shark Art|
Joined: Aug 31, 2006
|Posted: 2010-05-26 8:07 pm  Permalink|
"Bela Lugosi Has A Zombie"
30" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas
Bela won entry into SPECTRUM 16!
Spreading that tiki culture makes me soooo happy!
Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Bela Lugosi Has a Zombie" 24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas. This painting was inspired by the film "White Zombie" 1932. It is the very first Zombie movie. Bela Lugosi was at his peak, just finished his awesome Universal Dracula, this film was an independent film. Béla Lugosi stars as the antagonist, Murder Legendre. Bela is awesome wearing nearly silent movie "Heavy" make up, ultra-arched eye brows, and a forked beard. Many of the films visuals are haunting and have been used by many horror films since. I wanted to play off the word "Zombie" - we have the "King of the Zombies", offering you a "Zombie" to drink, while in the back ground, at the bottom of 13 stairs a "zombie" waiter brings more drinks up to the tiki-bar. "Béla Lugosi has a Zombie" won entry into the art contest - "Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art". It's since become a treating card, Halloween card, and appeared in my calendars. I thought it was too strange and would never sell, but there is a large and devoted following base of Lugosi fans out there, and this painting sold easily. I recall being extremely happy when this piece went out into the world, thinking, "wow, if this isn't "Low-Brow Art" I don't know what is!" Now it's for sale as a limited edition, full sized, giclee (museum quality Art print made with archival fade resistant inks) on Canvas, and a giclee on paper, 16" x 20", from www.mahalotiki.com. or, www.wylandbigisland.com
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