BINNIE -- "Cloud Shadows, Grand Canyon" #31/100

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Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Cloud Shadows, Grand Canyon"
Date October 2006, Limited Edition #31/100, pencil-signed.
Series First 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 Numabe Shinkichi (Yoshida Family Studio, Japan)
Image Size 18 1/2 x 26 1/2 (very LARGE format), plus margins
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; extensive baren "sujizuri" (circles) and "gomazuri" (grainy printing) as texture; "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 Will be shown in a new book highlighting Paul Binnie's complete works to date--to be published fall 2007.
Comments Over 2 years in production, this extremely large print was inspired by Hiroshi Yoshida's 1925 "Grand Canyon" 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 (47 x 67cm) is nearly FOUR times larger in size when directly compared to Yoshida's print (24 x 37cm).
Item # BP-07
Price $1600