BINNIE -- "Butterfly Bow" #53/100

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Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Butterfly Bow"
("Cho Musubi")
Date October 2005, Limited Edition #53/100, pencil-signed.
Series First print of "A Collection of Eastern Brocade Beauties"
("To Nishiki Bijin Awase")
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; 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.
Condition Pristine. (Bottom margin trimmed square--no flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Choosen as THE Binnie print to be on the front cover of a catalogue raisonne all of Binnie's lifetime works for a book due this fall 2007.
See 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.
Comments 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. (Same as #56/100 print shown.)
Item # EG-602 (#53/100);
(ONE copy only--top/bottom margins trimmed.)
Edition of 100 prints is nearly "sold out."
Price Special $SOLD (Sold/MO)