Tom Kristensen -- "Barack Obama" #18/35, "Nanobama" #18/35, "Senator Obama" #18/45

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Artist Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
Title "Barack Obama" #18/35, "Nanobama" #18/35,
"Senator Obama" #18/45.
Provenance Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Date 2008
Limited Edition #18/35, #18/35, and #18/45 pencil-signed by artist.
Series "American Presidents"
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer Tom Kristensen
(self-carved/self-printed by artist)
Image Size Each print 5 5/8 x 14 1/8
(plus WIDE margins)
Impression Very Fine.
Deeply pigmented. Printed on cream-colored, hand-made Japanese paper using Japanese pigments, gum, and rice-paste.
Condition Pristine.
Reference/Illus Although not a "Made in Japan" woodblock-- Kristensen is self-trained in Japanese carving/printing techniques, and all of Tom's prints are also made using only Japanese papers, pigments, and tools. Here are a few photos Tom sent to us taken inside his studio. Kristensen is clearly a very talented and creative artist/printmaker.
Comments A matching 3-print set: a portrait of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America; an abstract design made after a "carbon nanotube" image created by scientists at the University of Michigan; and as a senator. A very "Limited Edition" totalling ONLY 35, 35, and 45 prints. With this new series of "American Presidents" prints, Kristensen has discovered immediate success--reporting to us that this first design of Barack Obama became quickly "sold out."
Item # Available Now as Set:
EG-001-18 (#18/35)
EG-002-18 (#18/35)
EG-003-18 (#18/45)

(EG-001-18 (#17) Sold/MS/J52
EG-002-18 (#17) Sold/MS/J52
EG-003-18 (#17) Sold/MS/J52)
Price $495
As a 3-print set $495 (numbers may vary)