||Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
||"Double Happy" #AP/50
||Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Limited Edition #AP/50, pencil-signed by artist.
(self-carved/self-printed by artist)
||6 7/8 x 10 5/8
(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.
||The bold red Chinese character meaning "double happiness" is an auspicious emblem
displayed at weddings and is also the logo for a leading brand of Chinese cigarettes. With
well over 750 McDonald's outlets in China, McDonalds has extended its brand awareness
throughout China with its double arches and the Big Mac, the burger with double everything.
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."