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Japan Haku Maki Poem 71 52  big red Japanese Print

Japan Haku Maki Poem 71 52 big red Japanese Print


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From 1969 to 1974 Haku Maki produced about 15 Big Red prints and some Big Blue and Green. This one Poem 71 52- was done in 1971. It depicts the kanji for Power. This striking image slices through the black background from top to bottom in a two-stroke movement. In the classic Maki mode the core image is set off by a black sun at the left and a small blue moon under it; on the other side there is a yellow splash. The regular Maki seal is used; also he used a white ink seal to add color and verve. The red kanji pierces through the dark of the background from top to bottom in a whoosh this print was restored by Michael Minckler of Oregon; Translation Advisor: Sanae Nakajima Chambers size 19.5 x 12.5 inches