||Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
||"Godzilla and Japanese Imperial Flag" #67/100
||Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Limited Edition #60/100, pencil-signed by artist.
||"Kaiju Manga: Godzilla"
(self-carved/self-printed by artist)
||7 1/8 x 7 3/8
(plus WIDE margins)
||Very Fine. Deeply pigmented.
Printed on thick Japanese kozo washi paper, using
Japanese pigments, gum, and rice-paste.
||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.
||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."
||Available NOW as:
(EG-004E #66/100 Sold/XX/la/ug;
(EG-004D #62/100 Sold/MW/j52;
EG-004C (#61/100 Sold/MB;
EG-004B (#60/100) Sold/CH;
EG-004 (#59/100) Sold/YK)
Also available as 3-print set $550 (Ed numbers may vary)