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Art of Tiki gallery showing & book signing
CosmoReverb
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Joined: Sep 19, 2016
Posts: 66
From: Southern California
Posted: 2017-08-10 11:28 pm   Permalink

http://laluzdejesus.com/tiki-21/

21st Anniversary Art of Tiki Show
Exhibition: Oct 6-29
Book release & signing party
Friday, October 6, 8-11 PM


With Otto Von Stroheim, Sven Kirsten
& over 30 of Today’s Top Tiki Artists

The Art of Tiki is a passionate study of the Tiki idol as an art form. For the first time, contemporary Tiki art is united and presented equally with what inspired it, original mid-century Polynesian pop. Author Sven Kirsten combines his first-hand experiences in exploring the birth of Tiki style with his intimate knowledge of the Tiki Revival, painting a vivid, visually arresting portrait of a unique, always new art genre.


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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2413
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 18 days ago; 10:39 pm   Permalink

I was at a prevue party for this event last Saturday. There will be some incredible tiki’s and tiki art for sale=not to mention the stellar artists that will be present.
Let’s go support them and have great time too.


 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 505
From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 16 days ago; 9:07 pm   Permalink

Won't be able to make it up there tomorrow night, but will he going to the La Luz this month to see it all. Hope I can buy a copy of Sven's new book there too. This exhibition looks amazing.
Cheers!



 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 412
Posted: 15 days ago; 03:41 am   Permalink

Why are there not more posts about this show? Half a million dollars in tiki sales. Has everyone on TC moved over to FB?

 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
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From: Austin
Posted: 15 days ago; 07:28 am   Permalink

Facebook is completely blowing up with posts and pictures of this show. I'd much rather see that content here where it could be discussed, coveted and forever accessible instead of buried and forgotten in a couple days on FB. It's a damn shame the way things have shifted. In addition to the art show there is a massive sale of vintage carved tikis from the likes of Barney West, Andres Bumatay and more with provenance from Trader Vics, Kona Kai and other historically significant locales. The entirety of the collection was purchased before the show, mostly from one unnamed source. More info here:

http://laluzdejesus.com/the-art-of-tiki-no-false-idols/

Here are a few photos I stole...



(Sven for scale, not for sale)






How this was not a major topic on this site this past week is baffling to me.



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bamalamalu
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Posted: 15 days ago; 8:06 pm   Permalink

>>How this was not a major topic on this site this past week is baffling to me. <<

I think there's just nobody here anymore. It's sad. Thanks for sharing pictures for non - facebook folks.
Wish we coulda been up there tonight!




 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 15 days ago; 9:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-10-06 20:06, bamalamalu wrote:
>>How this was not a major topic on this site this past week is baffling to me. <<

I think there's just nobody here anymore. It's sad.




It is sad. Where are all the people involved in this show? The artists and the organizers, specifically Sven? Why has he not promoted this here?

And after hearing that it was supposedly one person that bought pretty much everything i had to add up the total to satisfy my own curiosity, and provided i added everything up correctly the total i ended up with was $459,150. Whoever that person is they certainly have very deep pockets.

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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 14 days ago; 06:41 am   Permalink

"Whoever that person is they certainly have very deep pockets"

Could be the same eBay deep pocket that used to snap everything up there.


"It is sad. Where are all the people involved in this show? The artists and the organizers"

You will see them here when they have a book to sell and want you to buy it.


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 14 days ago; 10:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-10-07 06:41, tikiskip wrote:

"It is sad. Where are all the people involved in this show? The artists and the organizers"

You will see them here when they have a book to sell and want you to buy it.




I don't necessarily agree with that. Sven still posts here pretty regularly on all sorts of topics and the art show was promoting the new book by him and Otto. I don't believe his intentions are monetarily motivated.


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 14 days ago; 10:40 am   Permalink

Oh, and for non-FB users, Spike from the Hula Girls posted a great video panning the room last night on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/thehulagirls/

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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 14 days ago; 7:55 pm   Permalink

"I don't necessarily agree with that. Sven still posts here pretty regularly"

Not aimed at Sven, BUT take a tiki book, now look at the author, Now look at the posting of that author on TC right before that book came out and right after that book came out.

They post more at that time, it's a fact that can be proven by historic events.
And that's what I said, It's like actors you don't hear from till they got a book out.

I'm being Descriptive not pejorative.

California will always have a somewhat stronger tiki "scene"
But the weaker California tiki "scene" may not be enough to get tiki to keep going growing in other locals and this would hurt interests in new tiki projects in the future,Like new tiki books.
Or new Trader Vic's that are closing at a fast pace it looks like.

At any rate I don't know what the up side to not posting news of this event to tikicentral would be.

Much of the stuff was sold so it's not like keeping it a secret would help one get stuff with less bidders.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 14 days ago; 11:28 pm   Permalink

I had a conversation with Bora Boris at the Pre party for this event about 9 days ago. I mentioned the lack of traffic on TC re this event. He said it was all about Facebook. Seeing the huge turnout on Friday night convinced me that Boris is right. Boris also is confident that Tiki Central will survive. Fwiw.
Cheers


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4479
Posted: 13 days ago; 05:41 am   Permalink

Should add that Sven and Otto do still add to TC good info type stuff.
It's a shame that some of the people I know could add lots of info really
but for one reason or another don't.
You will see them post when they have a sale coming up.

I guess it's better to have added and quit adding than to be that guy who ONLY posts on TC to say "hey buy my stuff and line my pocket"

Well I don't think TC will die any time soon.
Beanie Babies are still around too.

But if you think of tiki as a brand it's better to support the media stuff to sell that brand.
Facebook just won't do that.

Much of the tiki type stuff we like needs more than just a few hard core fans divided in their support of this thing tiki.

Stuff like new books, new and old tiki restaurants, How many here would like to go to Sea and Jungle the Oceanic Arts type store that was around in the hey day of tiki.
Did lack of a wider interest kill this place who knows.

A few hard core fans divided in their support of tiki won't build a new one I can tell you that.


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 13 days ago; 12:25 pm   Permalink

GROG still like tiki, just working too much to be as involved.

GROG miss opening of art show and book signing (because GROG was working late), but hopefully they'll have another small get together before the art show closes. GROG try and hit up show before then.

GROG working at Warner Bros. The last show I was on was small but still had two other artists into tiki. The current show GROG is on has two other artists who have home tiki bars (one of them built by Bamboo Ben).
None of them are TCers, though, so they don't post on here.

Now off to work, and on a Sunday no less. (TV production schedules suck!)



 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 1431
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 13 days ago; 12:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-10-08 12:25, GROG wrote:
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Now off to work, and on a Sunday no less. (TV production schedules suck!)





You know what they always tell animation artists...

"If you don't come to work on Saturday, don't bother coming to work on Sunday!"


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