Binnie

Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Sword
(Katana)

signed in gold kanji at lower right, Bin-ni, followed by artist's red circular seal, Binnie, the title Katana, at center on the bottom margin, numbered and signed in pencil, 25/30 Paul Binnie, December 2006 - January 2007

dai oban tate-e 16 1/2 by 11 7/8 in., 42 by 30.3 cm

This is a variant of Kunisda's Danjuro from the A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo series. The bloody handprints on the figure's body is a common device used in kabuki theater, and subsequently in kabuki warrior prints, to graphically convey the violence of a swordfight.

Reference:
Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past - The First 100 Japanese Prints, 2007, p. 135, no. 99
(inv. no. C-1952)

price: $650

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