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Cook, Melville, and Gauguin: Voyages to Paradise
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-05-06 10:48 am   Permalink

Just got this thru Otto's Tiki News, it sounds like a great exhibit:

Cook, Melville, and Gauguin: Voyages to Paradise

At the Maritime Museum of San Diego
May 27, 2011 - January 1, 2012

"Paintings, Sculptures and Artifacts in an exclusive, once in a Lifetime World Class Exhibit, including original works drawn from one of the most comprehensive Paul Gauguin collections in the United States."

"This exhibit will comprise the largest display of three-dimensional Gauguin masterpieces currently seen anywhere in the world, including a newly discovered Gauguin wood carving on display for the first time in America."

If they are talking about that Marquesan Tiki they show on their web site, that would be a first! Gauguin has never done any straight Tiki carvings otherwise, to my knowledge:


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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 966
From: NorCal
Posted: 2011-05-06 2:17 pm   Permalink

Sven, thanks for elaborating on this
It really should be a mandatory visit for any student of Polynesian Pop
It is the origins of the Tiki Style movement

Everyone attending Tiki Oasis should schedule in time to visit this show

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Grand Kahu
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Joined: Jul 31, 2006
Posts: 189
From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2011-05-06 3:54 pm   Permalink

Indeed that would be an uncharacteristic work for Gauguin. I was wondering if they were referring to this particular sculpture, which sold recently for 11.2 million USD...


Grand Kahu

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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-07-10 09:21 am   Permalink

I am in town and am going to try to go this afternoon, any SD tikifolk care to meet me there? PM me


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