Scottish, b. 1967
Sleeping Boy: Osamu
(Nemuro otoko: Osamu)
with artist's circular kanji seal at upper right, Bin-ni, followed by square date seal, Heisei kyu nen (Heisei 9 ), numbered, titled and signed in blue pencil on the bottom margin, 12/20, Sleeping Boy: Osamu, Paul Binnie 1997; ca. 1997
dai oban yoko-e 13 3/8 by 19 in., 33.9 by 48.2 cm
The blocks for this print were carved with a jigsaw, a technique which allows for quick carving but presents challenges with the actual printing- as all of the blocks need to be inked and printed simultaneously. As a result, Binnie's jigsaw prints were produced in comparatively small editions of 20 impressions, and this appears to be (one of?) the last numbered impressions available.
Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past - The First 100 Japanese Prints, 2007, p. 95, no. 54
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