||Paul Binnie (1967-present)
||October 2005, Limited Edition #100/100, pencil-signed.
||First print of "A Collection of Eastern Brocade Beauties"
("To Nishiki Bijin Awase")
||Paul Binnie/Paul Binnie
||10 1/4 x 15 ("dai-oban")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; extensive baren "sujizuri"
(circles) to background; gold "mica" on upper and silver metallic waves lower obi (sash); "gauffrage"
(embossing) to sleeve's butterflies and Binnie's name (margin); metallic-gold title; highly detailed carving.
Printed from 14 blocks in 27 colors.
||Pristine. (Wide top/bottom margins slightly trimmed--no flaws noted.)
||THE front cover print for the 2007 catalogue
raisonne of Binnie's lifetime prints BOOK:
"Paul Binnie - A Dialogue with the Past: The First 100 Japanese Prints."
See also our recent article on "Four Seasons" Beauty Series-- by
Paul Binnie to learn about the release of Paul's prior 4-print "bijin-ga" series.
||A wonderfully flowing and sensual design, again featuring a Japanese beauty named Akiko. Recognized as Binnie's
most technically excellent print to date. 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.
||EG-321 (#100/100)--FINAL print produced.
Edition of 100 prints is nearly "sold out." FEW copies remain.
(Images shown are #13/100, prints vary slightly.)