Pancha Tantra by Walton Ford
Hand Signed by Walton Ford to a Signature Page
Hardback Limited Edition
New & Unread - Published 2007
Collector’s Edition (No. 101–1,600) Limited to 1,500 individually numbered copies, each signed by Walton Ford
- Printed on archival-quality paper
- Finished in book cloth with a leather spine and corners with gold embossing
- Packaged in a clamshell box covered in Luxor book cloth
- Baby Sumo Format - 37.5 x 50 cm, 12kg, 354 pages
At first glance, Walton Ford’s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th-century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear, and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the “operatic” nature of traditional natural history themes. The beasts and birds populating this contemporary artist’s life-size paintings are never mere objects, but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles: a wild turkey crushes a small parrot in its claw; a troupe of monkeys wreak havoc on a formal dinner table, an American buffalo is surrounded by bloodied white wolves. The book’s title derives from The Pancha Tantra, an ancient Indian book of animal tales considered the precursor to Aesop’s Fables.
This large-format limited edition includes an in-depth exploration of Walton Ford’s oeuvre, a complete biography, and excerpts from his textual inspirations: Vietnamese folktales and the letters of Benjamin Franklin, the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and Audubon’s Ornithological Biography.
Ford’s paintings have been color-separated and reproduced in Pan4C, the finest serigraphic technique available, providing unequaled intensity and color range. The book includes 11 horizontal and 4 vertical fold-outs that look awesome when you stand over them. And you will.
About the Author: Walton Ford, born 1960, studied filmmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, but soon realized he was a painter. For the last 20 years he has been creating large-scale. narrative watercolors. His work has been widely exhibited, including solo shows at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
Format: Hardback Editionin Clamshell Case
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