Click here for a full explanation of Crazy Al Evan’s Tiki 200 (Opus): Crazy_Al Tiki © Crazy AL Evans & Photo © Eric James Swearingen Jeffery Vallance – Nixon Tiki Reliquary Found Nixon political campaign items including emblazoned pencils, nail files, tabs and pins with American flag in empty glass Scotch whisky bottle set inside a carved wood figure, 17×5.25×5.25″ ,500 portion of the exhibition shall feature the world’s first and most comprehensive public offering of original, mid-century Tiki décor.
As a shot across the bow to Hilton’s decorative element of the Philly location was custom designed and created.
Wall treatments, tropical carpeting and signature figural Tiki carvings were all fashioned from tailor-made blueprints furnished by the prolific architects.
Saved in a daring last minute rescue during the own supposed far- flung exploits. Everything from Hawaiian war shields to Marquesan figural poles and sculptured idols are represented in this rarely offered selection.
Mementos of his swashbuckling adventures functioned as décor and specialized exotic cuisines served as a tactile account of his distant travels. Located in a surprisingly welcomed proximity of just over 3200 feet from the North tarmac of the Los Angeles Airport, complex was the epitome of primitive, space-age bachelor pad living for 1962.
Astonishingly, no two figures are alike and the contemporary free form nature of these rescued artifacts endure as the quintessential definition of “Tiki-Modern”.
On offer in the gallery are exquisite relics from this storied testament to American suburban fantasy.
exhibition effectively ushered in the postmodern Tiki era, introducing newly themed Tiki art by such luminary artists as Mark Ryden, SHAG, Mitch O’Connell and Pizz.
Since that debut 21 years ago, the contemporary Tiki movement has flowered into virtual crusade of escapism.
Designed again by prolific mid-century architects, Armet & Davis, the immersive environment featured a stylishly themed atmosphere, complete with 24/7 flaming gas Tiki torches and cascading lava rock waterfalls.
Made in a series of three sister developments across Los Angeles county, the dingbat cubist apartment structures were adorned with redwood carvings by the renowned sculptor team of Andres Bumatay and Richard Ellis.
The Art of Tiki, a two-part exhibition held by the world’s preeminent art purveyor and epicenter of the celebrated low-brow art movement, La Luz de Jesus Gallery.