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Haku Maki (1924 to 2000) was an important late 20th Century Japanese printmaker. He created images often using kanji (originally: Chinese characters) as the theme for his prints. He created about 2000 different images. Many are known. Here I present a number of images which I had never seen until this year even as I have gathered many. I still lack the image for Autumn in this series: any assistance in finding it would be most appreciated winter was formerly in the John and Joyce Meye...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Pre 1980 item #1019153
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These are 3 different “takes” of the kanji Stone. Red is Work 74-58 (Stone) ; Green is 76-56 (Stone); Blue is 76-54 (Stone). The green one is larger than the other two All have the striking black sun as one stroke of the kanji. Red stone is apparently backwards 2 4 5 7-3 7-9 104 May-1
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1980 item #1030395
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In The Life and Works of Haku Maki I refer fairly briefly to his Big Reds and other large prints of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In this Research Note I present a more thorough compendium of this type of image and commentary. If any readers know of an image which should be in this Note, please let me know. For now please enjoy these. Poem 70-63 (Me) was acquired in 2010. Poem 71-90 ed of 108 dance 69-2
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1980 item #1030398
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continued the last two panels show the same kanji for Rising in two different designs. Maki seemed to have liked this theme. Big Red is Poem 71-50; it was preceded by Poem 70-48 a smaller print. These are shown below *
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image on the left was done in 1970 the other in 1971 The image at the left looks like 2 or 3 quick brush strokes It is very delicate. It can mean clothing. The image at the right is heavy many seeming brush strokes a complicated kanji It can mean depression
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early Poem series this was done in 1967 fine condition in 1967 Maki did the full alphabet as a Poem series. this is one of them it is very stylish with the white ink signature.
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Haku Maki was undoubtedly Japan’s most prolific print maker of the second half of the 20th century. Many of his works were serious works of kanji and also ceramics. These three are perhaps a bit frivolous. The are actually pretty: each one has seeming globs of color The blue one on the left has kanji in the blue stone; the central one has a wonderful black kanji for Mountain in the center, and the one on the right four globs, each of a different color. And one splash.
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22 31 This huge image was done in the early 1980s as a silk screen print. Condition is excellent overall except for tape remnant at the very top. These will not come thorough and will not affect the print when framed or shown to friends. The white circle sometimes called a Sun, shimmers as it does in many Maki prints. 27" x 31", 41/60 No chop For shipping Packed between two strong pieces of plywood.
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this print is 13 inches wide x 20 75 tall it is a spectaular Big Blue The kanji reads words to the effect Give an inch, take a mile. Maki produced this print in 1971, This is 30 105
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Around 1960 Haku Maki probably did the Ox as a woodblock print. He was then a young artist in Tokyo. He may have done some OX images before Michener did his now well known book, but probably not many: 510 were used in the book The Modern Japanese Print". The prints of Japanese artists included in the book are large-ish, it is not embossed. The print is in excellent shape - it is still tipped onto the original archival backing that was in the book. In 1999 toward the end of his life, Maki d...
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In the 1960s Haku Maki was beginning his career as a modern print maker. He used ersztz titles for different series of prints: Cell, Animal Song for the Zodiac, Proportion Work, Figure and Emanation Flower Song was another. Here we show Flower Song 6, which I have just acquired, and Flower Song 3 which I have owned for a long time The others are not noteworthy. 13 x 17 48 x 34 cm
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1980 item #1079814
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In 1971 Haku Maki produced this large print, poem 71-25 It was an edition of 100. This new arrival was produced in Tokyo and went ultimately to Florida in the US. It stayed there for a long time. In the course of its life there it was not treated nicely: It was folded in two places. The print had foxing, it had many ailments. Then it finally made it to my restorer. It had challenges there too: some liquid spilled on it, forcing a delay in the restoration process. It was painstakingly an...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1980 item #1081066
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these are three images of a very rarely seen Maki series the Drop series all 3 have been restored drop 3 is not mine; frame 12
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Haku Maki was a well-known Japanese print maker of the second half of the 20th century About 20 of his work was called Big Red and a few Big Blue or Big Green. This is one of the rare big blue prints. By my reckoning he did about three true Big Blues, this is one of the 3. Until this true image appeared I only knew of a catalogue image which we enhanced into a nice blue here in Beijing. This is the Real Deal. The strokes of the kanji are strong and vibrant Yet the image is cramped on th...
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dramatic kanji sun and splash This small Maki print epitomizes the Maki style at its height; the kanji streaks across the print, now it is blue now it is black; there is a strong black sun and a sharp yellow plash and the Maki seal. Yet it is not crowded. The maki seal at the right is a roll, the Maki of his name.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1980 item #1083956
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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 ve...
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The kanji for Peach appears in the uppper right of the print. 17 of 24 Haku Maki was one of the grand masters of the Sosaku-hanga print movement. Maki Haku Ž†°× (1924-2000) is the artistic name of Maejima Tadaaki, who was born in Ibaraki Prefecture. He had no formal art training, but was guided by the s¨­saku hanga leading artist Onchi Ko­shiro 1891-1955). Maki Haku is best known for his abstract-calligrapic prints. He distorted and rearranged characters and strokes to produce striki...
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Haku Maki started doing his embossed prints circa 1965, these were in the main unbiased prints with the embossing coming out from he back to t he front However, I suddenly discovered that a number of prints in the 1976 - 1976 and 1977 period were done with the embossing going into not out of the front This style or process does not seem to have hurt any aspect of Maki’s work nor benefited it I have commented on this departure in style to a few friends but they have said the equivale...