Nicknamed by a local Southern California surf band for his onstage and on-bar antics, Crazy AL has been carving tiki imagery since 1990. His “Polynesian Pop”-inspired sculpture can be found from Hawaii to New York, and he’s one of the most sought after carvers in the biz. Known for his authentic and imaginative style, Crazy AL’s been at the forefront of the Neo-Tiki revival, which has vastly grown in the last ten years from three or four fledgling fan-based websites to world-wide festivals from London to Los Angeles.
On Oct. 13th in Silver Lake, an artist’s enclave in East Hollywood, the famed La Luz de Jesus Gallery is hosting another “Crazy AL Retrospective Show” featuring his appearance in the first major Tiki Art show of Oct. ’96: “21st Century Tiki.” These tiki-art shows are now common place across the globe, but the 7 ft. Crazy AL Tiki #3 “King Tiki” was carved for a La Luz Show ten years ago, and will also be commemorated with a collectable, limited edition, ceramic tiki-mug sculpted by Crazy AL. Even more tikis from AL’s artistic career, including many tikis carved at APE gigs, will be displayed, along with never before seen artifacts from the ‘Bone Productions’ legacy and a slew of new products as well.
Fri Oct 13th at 8:00PM
'la Luz de Jesus Gallery'
4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone 323-666-7667 Fax 323-663-0243