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Paul Binnie "Shakkyo â Noh" - Artist Proof

Paul Binnie "Shakkyo – Noh" - Artist Proof

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Title: “Shakkyo – Noh” / Edition: Artist Proof / Signature: “Paul Binnie" in brush by artist on the lower area / Size: O-ban, 16.5 in X 12.5 in / Printed date: 1997 / Publisher: self printed and published / Condition: Pristine / ..... / Printed in two colors on a golden Japanese paper. Solid gold colored metallic pigment on the background. / ..... / This is the only print of Noh in this group of Kabuki woodblocks and is done in a "Sosaku-hanga" or creative print style identified by "drawing" straight onto the block with a chisel. "Shakkyo" means a stone bridge, and refers to the bridge to heaven guarded by Shishi, or mythological, lions. The mask, shishiguchi, is gilded while the wig is red and made of yaks' hair. (description by the artist, Paul Binnie). / ..... / Artist proof of the very limited edition (now sold out) of 15 prints.