Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Blue Smoke

kappazuri (stencil print); the title on the bottom margin in blue, Seien, pencil numbered, signed, and dated, 29/40 Paul Binnie 1995, with red oval artist's kanji seal, Bin-ni, 1995

koban 9 5/8 by 6 5/8 in., 24.6 by 16.8 cm

This is the second state of this design. The first edition in a dark red palette, Kemuri (Smoke), quickly sold out its edition of 40 impressions. As is his custom, the artist only issues additional editions of a design with significant changes to the palette and/or blocks. Beyond changing the monochrome of this print from red to blue, he shortened the hair at the forehead, while also lengthening the trail of smoke wafting beyond the margins.

(inv. no. C-1994)

price: $400


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