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Paul Binnie, Scottish, b. 1967
Travels with the Master: New York Sunset (The Woolworth Building)
(Meishou To No Tabi: Nyu-yoruku)

signed at lower left in gold ink with artist's seal Binnie, the series title on the upper left margin, Meishou To No Tabi, followed by print title Nyu-yoruku, title in penciled English, New York Night, on the bottom margin and numbered from a limited edition of 100, with Binnie blind-printed at center, and signed in pencil at right, Paul Binnie, ca. 2008
chuban tate-e 11 3/8 by 8 1/8 in., 29 by 20.5 cm
This print was produced in 2008 on commission by Scholten Japanese Art, for his ‘Travels with the Master’ series. Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) depicted a similar view of the Woolworth Building from City Hall, in a small chuban-sized print in 1928. At the time, the Woolworth Building was the tallest building in the world (it would be surpassed in 1930 by 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler Building). As such, Binnie exaggerated the perspective to emphasize the sensation of looking up at the buildings as they seemed to lean together. Both prints, Sunset and Night, were created from the same set of blocks.
price: $ 480

Yoshida, New York, 1928