Hvis man tilfældigvis har 40000,- (ja, du læste rigtigt) stående henslumrende på kontoen – og man ikke ved, hvad de skal bruges til – så kan man eksempelvis købe den delikate LE-udgaveaf Walton Fords “Pancha Tantra”, der er udkommet hos Taschen. Bogen leveres naturligvis (og det manglede da også bare) som hardcover i box og er læderindbundet. Det er noget af en smækker sag, til en pebret pris! Bogen er – som Taschen skriver – Available in an Art and a Collector’s Edition, Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra is limited to a total of 1,600 copies, signed by the artist and presented in a custom clamshell box.
Limited to 100 individually numbered copies, each signed by Walton Ford
Printed on archival-quality paper
Finished with a sumptuous calf-leather cover and gold embossing
With an original six-color intaglio print, Limed Blossoms, made especially for this book by Walton Ford
Om Walton Ford skriver Taschen:
Walton Ford grew up in Westchester County, New York, in a family of gifted storytellers. As a child he was an amateur naturalist—collecting animals, hiking, fishing, and devoting much of his free time to examining and drawing the dioramas and specimens at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He completed his studies in filmmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1982, but soon adapted his talent for storytelling to painting. His life-size watercolors, which at first glance appear to be in the vein of 19th-century natural-history painters like John J. Audubon or Edward Lear, are actually complexly layered fantasies depicting wild animals in unnatural settings and situations, and cite textual sources ranging from the letters of Benjamin Franklin to the journals of Leonardo da Vinci. Ford lived in New York City for most of the 1980s and ’90s—home base for personally and professional influential travels to countries including Italy, India, and Mexico—and for some years supported himself as a wood refinisher, carpenter, metalworker, and illustrator, while developing his craft and audience. His work has been exhibited widely since 1987 at private galleries and public institutions including The Whitney Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, Michael Cohn Gallery in Los Angeles. He has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. He now lives, works, and hikes in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.