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Japan Haku Maki 1999 – 2000 Images @ the End
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End Haku Maki tried to work until he died; the last images were not pretty. They were printed first on very thin paper, which was then “wrapped” around heavy shinkishi board. They are lithographs not done from wood blocks. From the late -`1980s Maki had stopped doing embossed prints burning instead to collages ad lithographed prints. These are among his last prints: \ As was Kyowa brand Shikishi board is made in Japan. Size: 9 1/2" x 10 1/2" (24.2cm x 27.2cm) There are two (2) pieces in one pack. These plain Shikishi art boards got a white rice paper on one side and light yellow color paper with golden sparkles on the other, edged with gold colored trim. Already mounted, the white rice paper surface is still very absorbent. You may also paint or write on the yellow side if you will. Thus late in life Maki seems to have experimented by doing lithograph on this board. The prints all give the impression of being dashed off with a brush, not printed but hey were. These were supposedly large editions, up to several hundred, but some were done in small editions Maki did not give these prints titles. Hence I describe the themes as follows: from left to right Self Not known Mountain Nothingness Rain and Let it go All the images follow the Maki formula for identifying them as his: they are signed (but we cannot confirm by who), they have the Maki seal (but who affixed it?) and who actually published the print? Maki was near death when these were done. Why did Maki do these?


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