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Sven Kirsten

Sven Kirsten was born in 1955 in the port town of Hamburg, Germany. The sailor's bars of the Reeperbahn red light district and the curiosities of the Hamburg Anthropology Museum formed the fertile soil to inspire Sven to follow the call to other distant shores in 1980. Over the last ten years he has photographed and collected the remnants of the vanishing Tiki cult in America. In 2000, Sven published his collection, and the Book of Tiki instantly became known as a bible for Tiki lovers worldwide. In 2007 followed his second book Tiki Modern published by Taschen Verlag. Sven became interested in the Spanish tiki culture of the 70ís, and is now looking for any information, especially about Tiki bars in Spain that no longer exist, such as: Artifacts, photographs, newspaper articles, advertising material of any kind, etc. We hope that through www.tikieurope.com we can reach Spanish Tiki fans. You can contact Sven Kirsten through his e-mail address, sventiki@aol.com.

Sven Kirsten