Tom Kristensen -- "Senator Obama" -- #18/45

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Artist Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
Title "Senator Obama" #16/45
Provenance Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Date 2008
Limited Edition #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 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 Tom's third Portrait of Barack Obama--the 44th President of the United States of America. This "Senator Barack Obama" was designed before Barack Obama was elected President. A very "Limited Edition" totalling ONLY 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 has is now "sold out."
Item # Available NOW As EG-003-16 #18/45;
(Our FINAL copy)

(EG-003 #15 Sold/FW;
EG-003 #17 Sold/NS/j52;
EG-003 #16 Sold/xx/j52)
Price $185
Also available as 3-print set $495 (numbers may vary)