Paul Binnie, Dragon and Demon, Japanese Tattoo Design

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Artist: Paul Binnie (1967-)
Title: Ryu ni Oni (Dragon and Demon)
Edition: 22/100
Published: by the artist
Date: 1997
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).

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Print Format Dai-Oban
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.