BINNIE -- "Niagara Falls" #92/100

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Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Niagara Falls" ("Niagara Kyuden")
Date 1999, Limited Edition #25/100, pencil-signed.
Series Second print of new series
"Travels with the Master"
("Meisho to no Tabi")
Publisher Paul Binnie (printing via Yoshida Family Studio)
Seal, Carver/Printer Self-carved by Binnie/printed by Binnie
Image Size 16 1/4 x 23 1/4 (very LARGE format), plus margins
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; "mica" highlights; nicely detailed carving. Printed from 14 blocks in 32 colors. (Extremely difficult to print--requiring nearly three months to print such a large piece with so many colors.)
Condition Pristine.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Over a year in production, this extremely large print was inspired by Hiroshi Yoshida's 1925 "Niagara Falls" print (Binnie is himself an avid collector of Yoshida's prints). (Click to COMPARE Binnie's and Yoshida's prints.) Destined to be a classic.
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. Note--Binnie's print (42 x 60cm) is nearly THREE times larger in size when directly compared to Yoshida's print (24 x 37cm).
Item # Available, Inquire;
(EG-683 #92/100 Sold/DK)
Price $1580