||Tom Kristensen (photo) (1962-present)
||"M is for Marx" Second Edition #1/30
||Kristensen's Australian studio (photo)
Limited Second Edition #1/30,
pencil-signed by artist.
(self-carved/self-printed by artist)
||5 3/8 x 6 7/8
(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.
||Capitalism meets Marxism--at McDondald's.
The (usually golden) arches of McDonald's known the worldround.
The 2006 First Edition (of 25 prints) was never completed--so after 3 years time a NEW Second
Edition (of 30 prints) has been printed.
A VERY "Limited Second Edition" totalling ONLY 30 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."