||Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
||"Godzilla and Polar Bears" #53/100
||Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Limited Edition #52/100, pencil-signed by artist.
||"Kaiju Manga: Godzilla"
(self-carved/self-printed by artist)
||7 1/8 x 7 1/2
(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!!!
Global warming, Godzilla, hot sun, and melting ice.
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-006C #53/100
(EG-006B #52/100 Sold/MH;
EG-006A #51/100 Sold/CH)
Also available as 3-print set $335 (Ed numbers may vary)