||Paul Binnie (1967-present)
||"Niagara Falls" ("Niagara Kyuden")
||1999, Limited Edition #25/100, pencil-signed.
||Second print of new series
"Travels with the Master"
("Meisho to no Tabi")
||Paul Binnie (printing via Yoshida Family Studio)
||Self-carved by Binnie/printed by Binnie
||16 1/4 x 23 1/4 (very LARGE format), plus margins
||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.)
||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).
(EG-683 #92/100 Sold/DK)