COMING SOON 2021
Leeteg: Babes, Bars, Beaches and Black Velvet Art
The sensational story of Leeteg, black velvet artist and party man of Tahiti, who painted nude vahines in his tropical paradise Villa Velour on the Island of Moorea, 1933-1953. The “American Gauguin”, Edgar Leeteg, left California in 1932, with a few paint brushes, bound for the South Pacific. He was the original “Tiki Man” who started the black velvet painting craze linked to South Pacific themed restaurants.
Tyree: Artist of the South Pacific
Ralph Burke Tyree was an American artist of the mid-twentieth century who had a prolific career painting scenes from the South Pacific. Posted to Samoa in WWII, he became the resident Marine-base artist capturing the quiet exoticism of the island people and the landscapes. He was one of the premier artists of the Tiki culture movement that swept the United States in the 1960s… continued