Paul Binnie, Traditional Japanese Tattoo, Ushiwakamaru Design
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Artist: Paul Binnie (1967 – )
Title: Ushiwakamaru and Benkei
Published: by the artist
Size: 28.5 x 40.2 cm
Condition: Excellent condition.
In this print, Paul Binnie used an actual model and the tattoo on his chest is imagined, loosely based on the story of Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto no Yoshitsune), a general of the late Heian period. The model is holding a short sword in a similar pose to Ushiwakamaru in the tattoo. Yoshitsune has become a legendary hero in Japan for his countless military exploits recounted in the Japanese epic ‘The Tale of Heike’.
The edition number is written in pencil on the bottom margin 32/50, signed Paul Binnie also in pencil and embossed Binnie.
|Print Format||Oban (Vertical)|
|Artist Name||Paul Binnie|
|Title||Ushiwakamaru and Benkei|
|Subject||Samurai & Male, Contemporary, Tattoo|
|Dimensions||28.5 x 40.2 cm|