Tiki Art Now

Author: Otto Von Stroheim
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 9780867196276
Size: 44.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 7326
Download Read Online

Tiki Art Now from the Author: Otto Von Stroheim. At the dawn of the 21st century, the world is at odds with its primitive past and its sophisticated cultural future. Herein lie the signposts to the next major art movement. Enter Tiki, the coming of the new art god! This softbound colour art book features Tiki-themed art from Shag, The Pizz, Lisa Petrucci, Chuck Sperry, Sunny Buick, Mary Fleener, Ragnar, Scott Saw, Marco Almera, Munktiki, Kalyn Campbell, Dave Burke and many more. Foreword by Robert Williams.

Tiki Art Two

Author: Otto Von Stroheim
Publisher: 9Mm Books
ISBN: 9780976632573
Size: 48.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 4002
Download Read Online

Tiki Art Two from the Author: Otto Von Stroheim. "Tiki Art Two" picks up where "Tiki Art Now!" left off. Otto von Stroheim in his second curated Tiki art show at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco takes us deeper into the Tiki Art Movement.

The Art Of Tiki

Author: Sven Kirsten
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 9780867198676
Size: 43.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5156
Download Read Online

The Art Of Tiki from the Author: Sven Kirsten. 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. The Art of Tiki is published in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary Tiki Art Exhibition at La luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.

Kahiki Supper Club

Author: David Meyers
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625851332
Size: 63.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7534
Download Read Online

Kahiki Supper Club from the Author: David Meyers. Inspired by Florida's famed Mai-Kai restaurant, Bill Sapp and Lee Henry opened the Kahiki Supper Club in 1961. They set out simply to build a nice Polynesian restaurant and ended up establishing the most magnificent one of them all. Patrons lined up for hours to see the celebrities who dined there--everyone from Betty White to Raymond Burr. Outside, two giant Easter Island heads with flames spouting from their topknots stood guard while customers dined in a faux tribal village with thatched huts, palm trees and a towering fireplace moai. One wall featured aquariums of exotic fish and another had windows overlooking a tropical rainforest with periodic thunderstorms. For nearly forty years, the Kahiki was the undisputed center of tiki culture.

Mondo Exotica

Author: Francesco Adinolfi
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822389088
Size: 41.77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 6699
Download Read Online

Mondo Exotica from the Author: Francesco Adinolfi. Tiki torches, cocktails, la dolce vita, and the music that popularized them—Mondo Exotica offers a behind-the-scenes look at the sounds and obsessions of the Space Age and Cold War period as well as the renewed interest in them evident in contemporary music and design. The music journalist and radio host Francesco Adinolfi provides extraordinary detail about artists, songs, albums, and soundtracks, while also presenting an incisive analysis of the ethnic and cultural stereotypes embodied in exotica and related genres. In this encyclopedic account of films, books, TV programs, mixed drinks, and above all music, he balances a respect for exotica’s artistic innovations with a critical assessment of what its popularity says about postwar society in the United States and Europe, and what its revival implies today. Adinolfi interviewed a number of exotica greats, and Mondo Exotica incorporates material from his interviews with Martin Denny, Esquivel, the Italian film composers Piero Piccioni and Piero Umiliani, and others. It begins with an extended look at the postwar popularity of exotica in the United States. Adinolfi describes how American bachelors and suburbanites embraced the Polynesian god Tiki as a symbol of escape and sexual liberation; how Les Baxter’s album Ritual of the Savage (1951) ushered in the exotica music craze; and how Martin Denny’s Exotica built on that craze, hitting number one in 1957. Adinolfi chronicles the popularity of performers from Yma Sumac, “the Peruvian Nightingale,” to Esquivel, who was described by Variety as “the Mexican Duke Ellington,” to the chanteuses Eartha Kitt, Julie London, and Ann-Margret. He explores exotica’s many sub-genres, including mood music, crime jazz, and spy music. Turning to Italy, he reconstructs the postwar years of la dolce vita, explaining how budget spy films, spaghetti westerns, soft-core porn movies, and other genres demonstrated an attraction to the foreign. Mondo Exotica includes a discography of albums, compilations, and remixes.

Tyree

Author: CJ Cook
Publisher: South Pacific Dreams Publishing
ISBN: 099842241X
Size: 39.49 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1972
Download Read Online

Tyree from the Author: CJ Cook. Ralph Burke Tyree was an American artist who was the most prolific portrait artist of the South Pacific peoples of the 20th century. He was from central California and his art education took place in San Francisco. Seven weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor he joined the Marines and was soon shipped off to Samoa. Private Tyree was befriended by his Commanding General and became the Marine-base artist. His portrait career began painting the officers and their loved ones, while corresponding with 10,000 word love letters to his girlfriend Margo back home in Turlock, California. After the war he began his professional career. He traveled back to the South Pacific to live for years in places such as Guam, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii. Often from there he would travel to other island paradises: Palau, Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands over his thirty-year career. Most of his first works were sensual island wahines in island beach and jungle settings. He painted primarily with oil on board but also occasionally on canvas and with pastels. To add depth and texture, he switched in mid-career to painting with oil on fine, French silk, black velvet. This was in the midst of the 1960s' Tiki revolution and many of his nude pieces would be displayed in Tiki bars and restaurants. Tyree was likely the most prolific South Pacific and Tiki artist of the 20th century. In the 1970s, he started painting endangered animals to call attention to their limited numbers. He died suddenly of a heart attack at age fifty seven in 1979. In the 20th century after WWII, Ralph Burke Tyree led the transformation and appreciation of the South Pacific's serene beauty with his art. Furthermore he was the premier artist in American iconic movement of the Tiki revolution which emanated from Hawaii and California. He likely painted thousands of different pieces, initially oils on board, mostly wahines, au naturale. Starting in 1960 he switched to oils on black velvet with the portraiture nudity, more demure or sometimes a silhouette in a jungle scene. Tyree was a dreamer who painted idealized women in idyllic South Pacific landscapes, the faces of wizened island men and later exotic animals. His portraiture, whether of humans or animals, captured their quiet, gentle spirit.

Tiki Road Trip

Author: James Teitelbaum
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595809147
Size: 15.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4093
Download Read Online

Tiki Road Trip from the Author: James Teitelbaum. The 2nd edition of Tiki Road Trip has been completely updated, expanded, and globalized. The best—and only—guide to Polynesian pop culture, written by Tiki expert and urban archaeologist James Teitelbaum, now contains even more listings and reviews of Tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants, even more photographs, and even more drink recipes. The International listings have been expanded as well, and the Hawaiian glossary is much more comprehensive. All in all, the second edition of Tiki Road Trip is a superior refinement of what was already an indispensable book for followers of the ever-growing Tiki movement. From Tiki godfathers Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic to classic Exotica favorites Martin Denny and Les Baxter to contemporary Tiki artists Shag and Bosko, this resource covers everything Tiki in prose that is witty, entertaining, and essential for anyone who has ever stepped up to a bar, glanced up at the pufferfish hanging from the ceiling, and ordered a Singapore Sling. In addition to the exhaustive listings, recipes for classic Tiki cocktails, a glossary of Tiki terms, and resources for buying Tiki goods and artifacts are also included. Reminiscences of famous points of interest that have closed are provided for the completist, for historical perspective, and for those seeking information on the current status of a favorite Tiki site which may have closed. So slip on your grass skirt or Aloha shirt, because Tiki Road Trip is going to take you on a tour of the Tiki universe that will make waves from the shores of Rapa Nui to the beaches of Oahu!

Bottomless Cocktail

Author: Shag
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 9780867195286
Size: 64.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2692
Download Read Online

Bottomless Cocktail from the Author: Shag. Shag is a leading light in contemporary hip art. Blending cartoon, tiki, and vintage illustrative sensibilities, Shag has garnered the attention of a legion of devoted fans and collectors who will delight in this new collection of his work. Shag's art looks back on the pop culture of the mid 20th century and blends it with a dose of modern irony, humor, and joy. An acolyte of Exotica, Tiki Culture, and cartoon illustration, Shag's work first looks retro, but on closer inspection is seen to be a loving exploration of the popular subconscious. This is the softcover edition.

Night Of Tikki

Author: Doug Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 9780867196450
Size: 32.80 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5892
Download Read Online

Night Of Tikki from the Author: Doug Nason. Explores the work of Shag, the hippest neo-tiki artist, Leroy Schmaltz, the granddaddy of 1950s tiki Americana and the authentic Oceanic art that influenced them both. This beautiful coffee table book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition of the same name which seeks to illuminate traditional tiki culture through the display of primitive anthropomorphic carvings and to show, through the work of Shag and Schmaltz, how these artists have taken tiki to new levels.