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This project reached its funding goal on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
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#1 Signed photograph of Tranqui Yanqui, written out in your name!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 2.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 2.00 USD
1 / 100 Backer
$ 7.00 USD

Closed project

#2 The New Collection of Tranqui Stickers- Including the Guachito Gil and the Brand New "Statue of Tranqui Liberty". Total = 4 stickers
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 2.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 4.00 USD
3 / 100 Backers
$ 15.00 USD

Closed project

#3 Tranqui Tote Bag! - Take your goods to and from the grocery store in pure Tranqui Style!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 5.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 10.00 USD
2 / 5 Backers
$ 25.00 USD

Closed project

#4 The Classic Trank-Top! The most popular design in the T.Y. collection- Here you can have it while also supporting a great artistic cause. Neon Yellow- Pink - Orange - Blue all available!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 7.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 12.00 USD
1 / 20 Backer
$ 30.00 USD

Closed project

#5 A Limited Edition Tranqui T-shirt- The T.Y. Boom Box! Made in either Mens or Womens styles. Printed on American Apparel T-shirts. Made in USA
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 7.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 12.00 USD
5 / 15 Backers
$ 35.00 USD

Closed project

#6 An original work of art by T.Y.- Take one of the orginal costues used at one of T.Y.'s fashion shows, or an original hand-painted work on paper or canvas. Your pick! You'll also receive teh pack of original T.Y. stickers.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 10.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 16.00 USD
3 / 5 Backers
$ 50.00 USD

Closed project

#7 With a donation of $100, you'll receive your pick of a Trank-top or T-shirt, A Tranqui Bag, the Pack of Stickers, AND a smalll work of original Tranqui Art. There isn't a better deal in town, no way!!!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 15.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 20.00 USD
Sold out
4 / 3 Backers
$ 100.00 USD

Closed project

Unique Work of T.Y. Art- For the collectors out there- here's your chance to commission a work of Tranqui Art on Canvas while also supporting a great cause. Your commissioned painting will utilize the colors, style, and imagery of Tranqui's world in an original painting on canvas, approx 1.5m x 1.5m. This prize is only available once!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 40.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 60.00 USD
0 / 1 Backers
$ 500.00 USD

Closed project

My name is Nick, but my artistic alter-ego is Tranqui Yanqui.

My art uses popular icons and symbols filtered through the lens of an autonomous world- the world of Tranqui Yanqui, my alter-ego and artistic pseudonym. Tranqui's World (or Tranquilandia) is a critical look at popular American culture, disguised as a Tropical Carnival fabricated from Cardboard and Paint.  Visual cues are derived from my hometown of Miami, as well as my adopted home of Buenos Aires, where they are fused with the idea of an opulent celebration, indulgence in the everyday, and a clear sense of naiveté.

In the past, T.Y. has reinterpreted  such icons as the Statue of Liberty, Che Guevara,  an ATM machine, Jesus Christ , and El Guachito Gil, giving them a makeover that breaths new life into these objects and characters, without being oppressively political or cliché in the process. For my next project, I would like to adopt a new and far more contemporary symbol, no less recognizable, and yet far more controversial. I want to adapt the World Trade Center Twin Towers to fit into the Tranqui World.

I realize that this decision to reinterpret the twin towers represents a delicate issue. However,  I would like to challenge myself to work with an image that is extremely relevant to us and our memories of the terrorism attacks of September 11th, as well as their closeness to the world we live in today. I do not seek to provoke people for provocation's sake, but I am curious about the responses that this artwork will generate.

The Tranqui Towers will be covered in painted images that remain true to the Tropical Pop Universe that is Tranquilandia. There will be no overt references to the events of September 11th, rather, images of Miami Beach, an abundance of colors, tropical plants, and animals will blanket the Tranqui Towers. This hyper-aware contrast will take shape in the form of two sculpted twin towers, painted and decorated for display in an art gallery, to be presented upon completion.

Tranqui's World is one in which juxtaposition is paramount. In the case of the Tranqui Towers, this reality will be no less apparent, and will provide both my audience and myself with a platform for talking about our reactions, dreams, and expectations.

The dimensions of the Tranqui Towers will be approximately 2 meters 60 in heigth, and the sides of the structures will each measure 50cm in width. Every surface will be painted with Tranqui Imagery. I am already in contact with an interested gallery in Pateo de Liceo, who would like to display the T.Towers.

Rewards

#1 Signed photograph of Tranqui Yanqui, written out in your name!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 2.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 2.00 USD
1 / 100 Backer
$ 7.00 USD

Closed project

#2 The New Collection of Tranqui Stickers- Including the Guachito Gil and the Brand New "Statue of Tranqui Liberty". Total = 4 stickers
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 2.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 4.00 USD
3 / 100 Backers
$ 15.00 USD

Closed project

#3 Tranqui Tote Bag! - Take your goods to and from the grocery store in pure Tranqui Style!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 5.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 10.00 USD
2 / 5 Backers
$ 25.00 USD

Closed project

#4 The Classic Trank-Top! The most popular design in the T.Y. collection- Here you can have it while also supporting a great artistic cause. Neon Yellow- Pink - Orange - Blue all available!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 7.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 12.00 USD
1 / 20 Backer
$ 30.00 USD

Closed project

#5 A Limited Edition Tranqui T-shirt- The T.Y. Boom Box! Made in either Mens or Womens styles. Printed on American Apparel T-shirts. Made in USA
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 7.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 12.00 USD
5 / 15 Backers
$ 35.00 USD

Closed project

#6 An original work of art by T.Y.- Take one of the orginal costues used at one of T.Y.'s fashion shows, or an original hand-painted work on paper or canvas. Your pick! You'll also receive teh pack of original T.Y. stickers.
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 10.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 16.00 USD
3 / 5 Backers
$ 50.00 USD

Closed project

#7 With a donation of $100, you'll receive your pick of a Trank-top or T-shirt, A Tranqui Bag, the Pack of Stickers, AND a smalll work of original Tranqui Art. There isn't a better deal in town, no way!!!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 15.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 20.00 USD
Sold out
4 / 3 Backers
$ 100.00 USD

Closed project

Unique Work of T.Y. Art- For the collectors out there- here's your chance to commission a work of Tranqui Art on Canvas while also supporting a great cause. Your commissioned painting will utilize the colors, style, and imagery of Tranqui's world in an original painting on canvas, approx 1.5m x 1.5m. This prize is only available once!
  • Shipping costs:
  • - Local shipping costs: $ 40.00 USD
  • - International shipping costs: $ 60.00 USD
0 / 1 Backers
$ 500.00 USD

Closed project

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