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This page is an announcement by Paul Binnie of new releases launched in January of 2009. The text was slightly edited for web publication (paragraph captions added) by artelino.
First Publication: January 2009
Latest Update: May 2013
Three new woodblock prints are now ready for release this month, and they are in a more sosaku, or creative, Western style, than my usual prints, and are also smaller and more affordable than my standard-size pieces, as well as from more limited editions.
A couple of these new items will appear from Wednesday 14th January, in my solo auction on artelino.com, and I hope you will take a moment to look at the offerings there before the auction ends on Sunday evening, 18th January.
'Yuyake' (Afterglow) is a new version of the old design Akizora and Yozora, numbers 64 and 65 in my Complete Prints catalogue, and shows the moment after sunset when the sky is still full of fading light. It is a Hashira-e, 42 x 10cm, and from an edition of 40.
'Matsutoki' (Waiting Time) was carved some time ago, but only printed recently, and is a jigsaw-cut block, this time with other blocks added to layer colour into the design.
This is quite an enigmatic print, as several people have asked me about the pose and the title, but I would like people to imagine what is about for themselves rather than giving a firm answer. This is made in chuban size, 27 x 33 cm, and in an edition of 30.
'Narikomaya no Mudagaki' (A Scribble of Narikomaya/Shikan Scribble) is a caricature of Living National Treasure Nakamura Shikan, whose yago or house-name is Narikomaya. This yago is the name that members of the audience will call in appreciation when Shikan performs well on stage, and here he is seen in the typical purple robes of a samurai wife.
This print was made first as a demonstration piece for my retrospective exhibition in Kyoto in 2007, where I showed printmaking techniques, and for that reason it combines both woodblock and kappazuri stencil printing. It is in shikishiban format, 27 x 24 cm, and the edition size is 35.
Coming up in the next few weeks will be two new and different versions of my 2006 print Ho-o no Yume, and later, a new version of Engawa, which has been sold out for many years, will become part of the 'Azuma Nishiki Bijin Awase' series (Collection of Eastern Brocade Beauties).
In addition, there are new designs in the Azuma Nishiki series underway due out later in the spring or early summer, and also for the summer, the very large print of Niagara Falls in the same format as Grand Canyon should be released. I will announce these new prints as they are completed.
Paul Binnie in January 2009
Edited by Dieter Wanczura
In this vdeo Paul Binnie introduces himself and explains his woodblock prints. The video was shot in New York. Thanks to the Japanese Society of New York for sharing this with us.
233 sold object(s) by Paul Binnie born 1967 in our Art Archive
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