Paul Binnie, Dragon and Demon Tattoo
Artist: Paul Binnie (1967-)
Title: Dragon and Demon (Ryu ni Oni)
Published: by the artist
Condition: Some marks and light stains on the margins.
Size: 42.6 × 29.9 cm
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).
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Paul Binnie|
|Title||Dragon and Demon (Ryu ni Oni)|
|Subject||Samurai & Male, Contemporary, Tattoo|
|Dimensions||42.6 × 29.9 cm|