Tom Kristensen -- "Godzilla and Japanese Imperial Flag" -- #67/100

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Artist Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
Title "Godzilla and Japanese Imperial Flag" #67/100
Provenance Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Date 2006
Limited Edition #60/100, pencil-signed by artist.
Series "Kaiju Manga: Godzilla"
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer Tom Kristensen
(self-carved/self-printed by artist)
Image Size 7 1/8 x 7 3/8
(plus WIDE margins)
Impression Very Fine. Deeply pigmented.
Printed on thick Japanese kozo washi 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 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 True iconic legend: Godzilla!!! Created in 1953 following the nuclear bombing/devastation of Japan, Godzilla arose from the ashes as a reinvented King Kong. A modern post-war "kaiju" creature (in Japan magical creatures are known as "kaiju") now recognizable worldwide. A "Limited Edition" totalling ONLY 100 prints. With Kristensen's new series of "American Presidents" prints, Kristensen has vaulted himself into popularity and discovered immediate success--reporting his first design of Barack Obama has quickly become "sold out."
Item # Available NOW as:
EG-004C (#67/100);
(EG-004E #66/100 Sold/XX/la/ug;
(EG-004D #62/100 Sold/MW/j52;
EG-004C (#61/100 Sold/MB;
EG-004-69 Sold/BM/j52;
EG-004B (#60/100) Sold/CH;
EG-004 (#59/100) Sold/YK)
Price $195
Also available as 3-print set $550 (Ed numbers may vary)