Paul Binnie, Dragon and Demon, Japanese Tattoo Design
Artist: Paul Binnie (1967-)
Title: Ryu ni Oni (Dragon and Demon)
Published: by the artist
Size: 29.5 x 41.8 cm
Condition: Minor crease mark.
Original Japanese woodblock print.
For this design, Paul Binnie used a model who had the actual tattoo seen in this print. Often he would add a tattoo to an otherwise uninked model, such as his use of images derived from ukiyo-e artists' prints in his series 'Edo zumi hyaku shoku' (One Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo). However, in this case, the 'Dragon and Demon' tattoo was a real one. The man depicted is wearing a fundoshi, a male loincloth that is now mainly worn on specific, traditional occasions such as matsuri (festivals).
|Artist Name||Paul Binnie|
|Title||Ryu ni Oni (Dragon and Demon)|
|Subject||Samurai & Male, Tattoo|
|Dimensions||29.5 x 41.8 cm|
|Condition Report||Minor crease mark.|