BINNIE -- "Kuniyoshi's Cat" ("Tattoo Series") #21/100

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Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Kuniyoshi's Cat"
("Kuniyoshi no Neko")
Date 2006, Limited Edition #21/100, pencil-signed.
Series "A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo"
("Edo Sumi Hyaku Shoku")
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed
Seal, Carver/Printer Paul Binnie/Paul Binnie
Image Size 10 1/4 x 15 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; cat's fir in "gauffrage" (embossed); boldly executed baren "sujizuri" (circles) to background; life-like shadowing; bronze "metallic" title; highly detailed carving.
Condition Pristine.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Nude male with a large body tattoos--based in part on Edo artist Kuniyoshi's love of cats.
See our related Article #23 "The Making of a Print--Paul Binnie's 'Red Fuji'" to learn about Paul Binnie's works. Also, see John Fiorillo's webpage on "Paul Binnie" to learn more about this talented Japanese-trained woodblock artist/printmaker.
Item # DG-836 #21/100
Price $615 (Sold/MG/j52)