August 19, 1998 |
I tossed my job to my hungry friends and set sail for Tahiti . . . where the happy failures go. Edgar Leeteg **** Hawaiian tourists in the '40s and '50s loved Edgar Leeteg's black velvet paintings--Polynesian figures, mostly nude young women, with a spooky luminosity created by careful brushing of bright paints into the rich pile. "I remember seeing his paintings in bars," Los Angeles artist Les Biller said. "The nudes were of high quality.