Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Dragon and Demon
(Ryu ni Oni)

the title in the cartouche at upper right, Ryu ni oni, and numbered in red ink, 54/100, the artist's kanji signature to the left, Bin-ni, artist's Bin seal in white at bottom left corner, and date seal below, Heisei ju nen (Heisei 10 [1997]), numbered in pencil on the bottom margin, 54/100, and signed, Paul Binnie, 1997

oban tate-e 16 7/8 by 11 3/4 in., 42.9 by 30 cm

The subject of this print actually had this elaborate back tattoo, and like many individuals who have endured the long and painful process of acquiring a complex design on their body, he was quite pleased to model it for Binne. It was the success of this print that sowed the seeds of the Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo series which Binnie would begin in 2004 with the Kuniyoshi's Cat print.

Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past - The First 100 Japanese Prints, 2007, p. 94, no. 53
(inv. no. C-1134)

This print is the last impression available for the time being, pending completion of the edition (which is 70% dispersed), although at the moment the artist does not have immediate plans to do so.

price: $700


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