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Haru- Spring

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Haru- Spring
by Binnie Paul (1967- )

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Artist: Binnie Paul (1967- )
Title: Haru- Spring
Series: Four Seasons
Date 1st edition?2005
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 38410
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Paul Binnie
Title: Four Seasons - Spring
Date: 2003 - 2005
Medium: Woodblock print
Width Item 13.2 inches = 33.5 cm
Height Item 19.7 inches = 50.0 cm
Width Image 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm
Height Image 17.5 inches = 44.5 cm

Notes: "Haru" ("Spring") from the series "Shiki" ("4 seasons"). This whole edition was commissioned by Bruce Tierney and Barry Stokes. The commission was placed under the condition to create a series of four most elaborate and lavish bijin prints that a skilled artist could possibly create. The creation of "Shiki" was one of the most expensive projects in modern Japanese printmaking with professional Japanese live models and frequent travels by the artist between Tokyo, London and Tennessee (U.S.A.). The whole series was started in springtime of 2003 and could be completed in 2005. 'Spring' was the last of the 4 prints released
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Saturday, 17 September 2005

Haru (Spring)
the fourth and last print from the series Shiki, the four seasons.
Size: 32.5 x 47.5 cm.
First published in August 2005

Euro 950

Fine impression, colours and condition
This is an artist's proof, self-printed (jizuri) by Paul Binnie, unlike the other 100 of this print, which have been printed by Itakura Hidetsugu in Tokyo.

Artist Bio: Paul Binnie was born at Airthrey Castle, Scotland in 1967 and lived in Alloa, Central Scotland until 1985. He then attended Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, taking his MA (Fine Art) in 1990. From then until the spring of 1993 he lived in Paris where he worked mostly in oils and watercolours, painting figure subjects and occasional landscapes. He began to collect Japanese Woodblock Prints in the late 1980s on a summer trip to Paris, and his extended stay in France allowed him to expand his collection and his knowledge of the subject. It was this interest in Japanese Prints along with a desire to understand the methods of their production that prompted him to move in March 1993 to Tokyo. He there sought training in the techniques of block print-making. Unable to enter the Yoshida studio, his first choice for training, due to the illness of Yoshida Toshi, he was advised to contact Seki Kenji. Kenji had been the head printer at Doi-Hangaten and Binnie worked with him for several years developing his own block printing style.

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