Blue Lady - Monochromatic Edition - by Eekum Bookum - for The Reef

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The Blue Lady is based on a 1950 painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff. It became one of the world's most popular paintings when made into a print in the 1960s and 1970s. The painting was of an unknown Chinese girl and was best known for the unusual skin tone used for her face (a blue-green color). Recently, the model for Tretchikoff's painting was found to be a then 17-year-old Monika Sing-Lee (now Monika Pon), who was then a single girl working in her uncle's laundry in Cape Town.

The first 10 of this monochromatic edition were released in Palm Springs, at The Reef. Later, they were sold through the Eekum Bookum website at a slightly higher mark-up.

Note: there was also a full-color edition that preceded this one.

Production

Designer
Mulder142
Manufacturer
Eekum Bookum
Producer
The Reef Bar

Release

Date
25 Jun 2022
Cost
USD 125.00
Notes
First ten sold through the Reef for opening release were $125 and later mugs through Eeekum Bookum's site were $150.

Physical Characteristics

Material
Ceramic
Shape
Other
Colour
Light Blue / White
Imagery
Wahine or Woman
Marking
"Exotica" on reverse. “Eekum Bookum Mulder142 USA SPFL” on bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics
pale blue wipe monochromatic glazed bust of Chinese woman

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    Designer
    Mulder142
    Manufacturer
    Eekum Bookum
    Producer
    The Reef Bar

    The Blue Lady is based on a 1950 painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff. It became one of the world's most popular paintings when made into a print in the 1960s and 1970s. The painting was of an unknown Chinese girl and was best known for the unusual skin tone used for her face (a blue-green color). Recently, the model for Tretchikoff's painting was found to be a then 17-year-old Monika Sing-Lee (now Monika Pon), who was then a single girl working in her uncle's laundry in Cape Town.

    This mug was released for Modernism Week 2022, in Palm Springs, at The Reef. Later that day, sold through the Eekum Bookum website.

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Source
Eekum Bookum online store
Source URL
eekumbookum.com

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Date Created
21 Jul 2022
Date Updated
21 Jul 2022
Author
Trader Tom
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