Paul Binnie, Beauty on Veranda, Nude, Burgundy Background

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Artist: Paul Binnie (1967-)
Title: Veranda (A/P)
Date: 2009
Size: 29.4 x 42 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print. 


This is a new version of Paul Binnie's 'Utamaro no Shunga', the very popular print previously part of his tattoo series 'One Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo', this time printed without the tattoo design and with solid burgundy background. The wood surface on which the model is seated has been printed with great precision to create the illusion of a highly polished grain that reflects the girl's body. Binnie's signature is rendered with metallic silver pigment.


Blending traditional methods with a modern style, Paul Binnie is working mostly under the influence of Shin-hanga movement, founded by the publisher Shozaburo Watanabe (1885-1962). Shozaburo was aiming to renew declining Ukiyo-e tradition and break into foreign markets by commissioning new, young artists who would work within the old co-operated system, composed of the publisher, artist, engraver and printers. However, Paul makes his own prints from beginning to the end by himself, as was done by artists of another post-war movement: Sosaku hanga.

He mostly works in several subjects such as Kabuki, tattoo, landscape and beauty prints. His original plan had been to stay in Japan less than he actually did but once he started to sell his Kabuki prints, he decided to expand his technique more and has created works of this subject until 1998 in Japan. His interest in Japanese tattoo was born when he saw Yakuza, members of the Japanese mafia who traditionally have body tattoos, bathing for the first time in a sento (Japanese-style public bath). He is still working on a series of woodblock prints of this theme. Near the end of 1997, he began to do Japanese landscape prints and these became a huge success.

Paul Binnie (1967 - )


Blending traditional methods with a modern style, Paul Binnie is working mostly under the influence of Shin-hanga movement, founded by the publisher Shozaburo Watanabe (1885-1962). Shozaburo was aiming to renew declining Ukiyo-e tradition and break into foreign markets by commissioning new, young artists who would work within the old co-operated system, composed of the publisher, artist, engraver and printers. However, Paul makes his own prints from beginning to the end by himself, as was done by artists of another post-war movement: Sosaku hanga.

He mostly works in several subjects such as kabuki, tattoo, landscape and beauty prints. His original plan had been to stay in Japan less than he actually did but once he started to sell his kabuki prints, he decided to expand his technique more and has created works of this subject until 1998 in Japan. His interest in Japanese tattoo was born when he saw Yakuza, members of the Japanese mafia who traditionally have body tattoos, bathing for the first time in a sento (Japanese-style public bath). He is still working on a series of woodblock prints of this theme. Near the end of 1997, he began to do Japanese landscape prints and these became a huge success.

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Print FormatDai-Oban
ArtistPaul Binnie (1967 - )
SubjectBeauty & Female, Shunga Erotica, Contemporary
Size29.4 x 42 cm
Condition ReportExcellent condition.
publisherSelf Published:1000-3000