April 14, 2006

Los Angeles: Ten Years of Crazy Al, La Luz de Jesus

Filed under: Art,Events,Los Angeles,People,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 2:32 pm
Crazy Al's Tiki #3, King Tiki
Crazy Al’s Tiki #3, King Tiki

This fall, a Ten Year Retrospective of Crazy Al’s tiki works will be held at La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles. It takes place on Friday, October 13, and there will be a commemorative mug of Crazy Al’s tiki #3, King Tiki (pictured to the right). Seeing Crazy Al’s early tikis helps one understand just how excellent an artist Crazy Al is — he was producing detailed, balanced, gorgeous tikis right out of the gate. His recent masterpiece, “Tiki Lee Tree,” is five tikis in one: Tikis #107 through #111. As mentioned earlier, it’s on the cover of the latest Tiki Magazine, and the tikis’ owner has just shared pictures of it in its home. When he’s not busy carving tikis, he’s engaged in any number of other creative tiki endeavors: mug design, singing in the band APE, or working on the decor of a new tiki bar (like Hale Tiki, Kona Club and Puka Bar). My personal favorite thing about Crazy Al is that he’s a dancin’ fool. He’s truly talented.

Before the October La Luz show, Crazy Al’s Ten Year Retrospective will also be shown in August at the previously mentioned Long Beach Tiki Fest, and at Bird in San Francisco (details TBA).

One Response to “Los Angeles: Ten Years of Crazy Al, La Luz de Jesus”

  1. rodeotiki Says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Al at the A stuart gallery and tiki magazine party. I even got a him to autograph my copy of the new issue.
    Cant wait to see what the next 10 years bring from Al.

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