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Is this a bird?
tetwilson
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Posted: 2014-05-02 5:10 pm   Permalink

I think this is a Witco-anyone familiar with it? I'm guessing it's some sort of bird.





[ Edited by: Bora Boris - Straightened images. - 2014-05-05 20:38 ]


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-05-02 5:32 pm   Permalink

It does look like a Witco or one of the knock off companies
maybe a Stork, Heron or Crane?


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-05-02 6:49 pm   Permalink

Ostrich?

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-04 10:16 pm   Permalink

What you have there is a genuine PROTO-WITCO !

Until now, I considered myself the only lucky owner of such early Witco work. Here is the very first page of the very first hacked wood art that Witco ever offered:



…and here is my piece:



…which is clearly the lady on the right of P2:



And now you own one of the P4 birds - even says so on the back!:



Congrats!


 
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-05-05 12:27 am   Permalink

So it's a P4 bird!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-05 07:22 am   Permalink

For the avid Witco student: WHAT does the P4 bird remind you off, and why does it make sense for it to be a Witco?

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-05-05 07:51 am   Permalink

Ok I think this is wrong.
But when I first saw this I thought of that cartoon bird on the Partridge Family
intro on the show, just with long legs.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-05 09:41 am   Permalink

Close, but no ceegarr, Skip

Those Witco students who have ardently studied the Witco TEXTBOOK entitled "TIki Modern" might recall the pages 174/175:



Here we learned that William Westenhaver initially wanted to be a cartoonist, and lo and behold, his first characters were birds. So the P4 bird (and on the catalog page, the P1 figures for another example) is a fine example of a DRAWING having taken the shape of a CARVING - much like some of the the later Witco carvings that seem oddly "wrong" as 3D sculptures - BECAUSE they were 2D drawings simply "retraced" with a chainsaw.



 
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GROG
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Posted: 2014-05-05 10:00 am   Permalink

Not tiki.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-05 10:20 am   Permalink

It is always so rewarding when the only reactions to one's efforts are remarks such as above.


 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2014-05-05 10:44 am   Permalink

Its not a plane.

Its not Superman or Underdog.



 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-05 11:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-05 10:20, bigbrotiki wrote:
It is always so rewarding when the only reactions to one's efforts are remarks such as above.




I always appreciate your research and knowledge. I've missed your posts lately, but assumed you're working on a new and exciting book.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-05 11:21 am   Permalink

Just got done and thought I check in by posting something informative and productive - how silly of me.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2014-05-05 11:40 am   Permalink

You did good. Informative. On topic. And entertaining. Glad to see you posting again when so many people have gone to f##kbook.

(But GROG did U-mod vote for this to be moved to Beyond Tiki.)


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-05 11:44 am   Permalink

THANKS Ernie, how kind. Have fun weeding through all the Witco posts for non-Tiki material, then.

 
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