Tom Kristensen -- "Nude Test #1 Grable" -- #30/50

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Artist Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
Title "Nude Test #1 Grable" #30/50
Provenance Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Date 2006
Limited Edition #30/50, pencil-signed by artist.
Series "Nudes"
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer Tom Kristensen
(self-carved/self-printed by artist)
Image Size 9 3/4 x 11 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 Betty Grable was America's #1 military pin-up girl during the War years and whose bikini-clad body decorated many US bomber airplanes.
A "Limited Edition" totalling ONLY 50 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-010D #30;
(EG-010C #29 Sold/LN/j52;
EG-010B #27 Sold/JB;
EG-010A Sold/AB)
Price $275
(Our Final copy)