BINNIE -- "Summer" #24/50

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Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Summer" ("Natsu")
Date August 2003, Very Limited Edition #24/50, pencil-signed.
Series "Four Seasons"
(A 4-Print Beauty Series--Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer (Paul Binnie)
Image Size Large 13 x 19
(nearly "double-oban" size).
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; "burnished" highlights to black hair; gold, silver, and copper mica highlights; and baren "sujizuri" to upper background.
Condition Nearly Pristine. (Minor "corner/margin bumping lower/right--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus See our recent article on "Four Seasons" Beauty Series-- by Paul Binnie to learn about the release of this new 4-print series.
Comments Paul's first design of a very limited 4-print "bijin-ga" series featuring a Japanese beauty named Akiko.
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 # Sold Out;
(MM-43 Sold/HT);
(PB-65 Sold; PB-64 Sold;
PB-63 Sold)
Price $1500 (Sold)