Los Angeles vaunt explores arise of Tiki enlightenment in America

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The arise of Tiki enlightenment in 1950s America in a issue of World War Two is explored in a new vaunt that non-stop Friday in Los Angeles.

“The Art of Tiki” exhibition, during a La Luz de Jesus Gallery in a Los Angeles area of Los Feliz, is showcasing all from Tiki-style seat and totems to complicated art, formed on informative artifacts from Polynesia and Melanesia.

“Some of a pieces have elements of sci-fi. Some pieces have elements of other mid-century that aren’t unequivocally Tiki though since they come from that same era, seem somehow informed and they’re unequivocally good neighbors,” gallery executive Matt Kennedy told Reuters.

For twenty years, Tiki equipment initial brought over to a U.S. by American soldiers that served in a South Pacific, found their approach into American houses until it was deemed culturally insensitive, Kennedy said. It re-emerged in cocktail enlightenment by Tiki-themed bars.

The muster runs until Oct. 29.

Reporting by Rollo Ross for Reuters TV; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and David Gregorio

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