Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Cool Breeze

a view of a nude from behind, with flat black background (printed three times), the figure outlined in orange and black, with mica on the small squares of the orange robe to her left, the title Suzukaze in purple at upper left margin, signed at the lower left in purple kanji, Bin-ni, followed by artist's seal Binnie in yellow, embossed Binnie at the center of the bottom margin, and numbered and signed in pencil, 17/100, Paul Binnie, July 2011

dai oban tate-e 16 7/8 by 12 1/8 in., 43 by 30.7 cm

This dramatic composition is not part of any of the print series currently in production. Unlike most woodblock prints which typically print the key block in black or dark grey, with this print the figure is partially outlined in orange in order to pull the figure out against the deep black background. There are other playful touches of color: the purple signature and title and the yellow seal pick up the color of her hair ornaments; while the geometrically patterned orange robe effectively contrasts with the background.

price: Sold


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May 25, 2023

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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