Paul Binnie, Ogon, Golden, Tattoo Design

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Artist: Paul Binnie (1967-)
Title: Ogon (Golden)
Edition: 17/50
Date: 1994
Size: 32.2 × 24 cm
Condition: Excellent. Kappazuri stencil print on paper.


This print shows a bronze backlit Silhouette of a tattooed male with a sakura (cherry) blossom half sleeve. The paper is a black washi, and the background is covered in gold mica powder, giving the print a golden sheen.


Cherry blossoms stand for the fleetingness of life in Japanese culture. In both traditional and contemporary woodcut prints, such elements like flowers and animals were and are often used to infuse the image with additional layers of meaning.


This edition particularly, is one of Paul's earlier tattoo print series, in which the subject is depicted in a slightly different style than in the ones to come after. The manner of shaping the figure without the use of lines is reminiscent of Toshi Yoshida's experimental work, a woodblock print master admired by Paul.

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Print Format Other
Artist Name Paul Binnie
Title Ogon (Golden) 17/50
Subject Samurai & Male, Contemporary, Tattoo
Dimensions 32.2 × 24 cm
Condition Report Excellent. Kappazuri stencil print on paper.
Publisher Self Published