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).
- Over Ten Years of Tiki’ing [Tiki Mania]
- Crazy Al’s Tiki Mania
- Crazy Al’s Tiki #1 [Tiki Mania]
- Crazy Al’s Tiki #2 [Tiki Mania]
- Crazy Al’s Tiki #3 [Tiki Mania]
- Tiki Hideaway (featuring Crazy Al’s “Tiki Lee Tree”)
- Mug Designer: Crazy Al Evans [Ooga-Mooga]
- APE [Tiki Mania]
- Latest Issue of Tiki Magazine [Critiki News]
- Long Beach: 6th Annual Tiki Beach Fest [Critiki News]