The Tretiak Collection
Sort By:
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 1980 item #1162126
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
Work 73-6 Bizarre Maki. this print was done in early 1973 It is one of the ugliest Maki prints I have ever seen. In this period Maki did some of his largest prints and some also with seemingly weird qualities. But these big ones – easily seen to be a variation of Nothing or Mu—are not riddles We know what they are because Maki told what he meant. Here: he left no such advice. Several friends have also said they do not know what Maki meant So we leave it at that for now. 10.75 x 10.5 inch pap...
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
In late 2011 I received several maki prints of 1981 these all have leather like surfaces: I thought this was a phenomenon of that year. I was wrong Maki actually used this surface in 1971 for a few Persimmon prints and then not again until 1981 I show here copies from my Maki archives. When we filed those images a long time ago, they were not clear enough, are still not. But I think they are with that leather like finish. Any views Most gratefully received. My images are from catalogu...
The Tretiak Collection
not for sale
In 1968 Haku Maki completed his Animal Song series. It was 12 different prints, one for each year of the Chinese/Japanese zodiac. Each print had the title Animal Song and the kanji for the animal, which was not translated. This print, Animal Song [dragon], 14/50, is a beautiful Maki red. The dragon of the image is a very traditional Chinese character for dragon. In this print Maki used the theme dragon for the first time. This dashing abstract kanji seems to almost swirl out of the paper. Wh...
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
it is `` U `` no meaning. Just one of ``Hiragana``, It is like two brush strokes piercing the space, leaving a trace of itself before coming to the bottom of the paper. It has but one splash across the top and a red tear along the side and then: Whoosh it goes as in the red image at the bottom there is one sun at the outer edge of the stroke and two moons inside the curving stroke Not so simple after all. restored there are 3 small suns or moon here also
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 2000 item #1171741
The Tretiak Collection
$199.00
big kanji big collage potato z-8 12/24 Calligraphy and signature in silver ink excellent condition 9.5" x 10.5"
The Tretiak Collection
$195.00
Late in life he. circa 1999, Japanese master printmaker, Haku Maki, did this shikishiban print It is called Z1 - 12 (WAZA); 7.25'' x 8.25''; Shikishiban is a nearly square format. Shikishiban are often mounted on a thick, light cardboard. Japanese people like to give them as presents. The print is in the US and will be shipped fiom there.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Contemporary item #1174594
The Tretiak Collection
$49.95
This work is now 5 years old I set forth the main aspects of the works of Haku Maki the main themes of his work the main aspects of his style and the broad range of his works. I think I did not realize in 2007 the range and versatility of his work, its drama and subtlety. Since this book was published I have written 9 research notes and many descriptions of key works. Amazon and Ren Brown Collection distribute this book. rbc4art@renbrown.com
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
4/71 japanese hieroglyphics not real kanji blue shows "rain" "day' and maybe a bird 19.3 x 12.6 cm
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
91/154 29 in. x 14 in.
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
I call this set of images The Zodiac but Maki formally called this Animal Song + the animal name in kanji. The actual prints here are Animal Song. Red Lantern Gallery in Kyoto distributed them. 1968. In 1968 Haku Maki was commissioned by Red Lantern Gallery in Kyoto to produce the 12 animals of he Zodiac in a series entitled Animal Song. My research note 3 described this set briefly. This is an enhanced version. Maki did only 50 copies of each print; that was a normal run for Maki in that ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1980 item #1184018
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
Guest research note 1 much ado about Nothing 12/53
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1970 item #1187885
The Tretiak Collection
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 2000 item #1189240
The Tretiak Collection
teaching example board wrapped in thin paper last 2 images seller claims this is from Oakland Museum seller claims it is signed by Maki the writing and the date are NOT Maki style Maki did the print but did he sign it? did he sign this "painting" friend doubts Oakland Museum and Maki would not have meshed
The Tretiak Collection
not for sale
1971
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 1980 item #1191431
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit
big yellow ; frame 8 poem 68-71 Mind 32.6 x 17.2 / 83 x 44
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1970 item #1191669
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
this research note was edited by Lois Dougan Tretiak whose assistance is gratefully noted.
The Tretiak Collection
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1990 item #1197231 (stock #130418)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
In the early 1980s Haku Maki produced this unusual print. It has a kanji bottom margin (Mountain and Water) and is only slightly embossed. It is as if he started to do a lithograph and then decided to emboss it a bit It is a modest size print and not spectacular. By the time he did this print Maki had finished with embossed kanji and ceramics and was heading toward less compelling work. The design here is interrupting the abstract part for Mountain is also OK. But the print has no drama an...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1970 item #1197661 (stock #130422)
The Tretiak Collection
for exhibition
Poem S, B This small and unpretentious print was a sleeper. Whoever sold it knew not what he had Indeed neither did I until well after it came here in Beijing. It is a very rare 1968 Maki print. Not 967 and not 1969. It has the kanji for Rope in the center and that is placed on a subtle but firmly done kanji for STONE - but the kanji is in there ass backwards. The correct rendering is in image 5. Mysteries abound I have never seen the sub-title SB in a Maki print I do not know what ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1980 item #1199373 (stock #050313)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit
In 1971 Haku Maki Japanese Master print-maker was at the height of his creative powers He had already done several “big” prints and turned his skills to producing a dramatic prints, This Big Blue was one. It depicts a war instrument, a halberd Makli created this design so that it showed how character was written. He showed us how the stroke order flowed on a woodblock print. The first flowed from lower left corner to the top right, The second stroke flowed from top to bottom, piercing the ce...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1990 item #1199672 (stock #0505 13)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
in 1990 Haku Maki produced as many as 6 different images of famed Mt Fuji Fuji-san here are 3 each print from a different block. lithographs in the print at the right -- blue mountain -- the blue starts out dark at the bottom and becomes lighter up the print
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1990 item #1199692 (stock #130506)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit
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) pi...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1980 item #1201775 (stock #130518)
The Tretiak Collection
not for sale
1971 was a big year for Haku Maki He did over 100 different images of Japanese prints. Some, like this one, were big prints this one is 30.5 Inches x 15.25 It is 68/108 this is the abstract kanji for Mu or Nothing and I entitled Nothing The kanji starts at the top then cascades down to the final four strokes at he bottom. From a distance it appears to me like the steps going from top to bottom of a building on a Chinese hill on the Yangzi. Rare and dramatic fully restored ; front as new b...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1980 item #1204037 (stock #20130603)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit
On studying this print, I was challenged by what Maki meant. Did he not get it right when he gave us a black sun? It looks so dark and foreboding even on the sunny wall in our residence in Beijing. If not a black sun, what color? The ranges are shown above. Or because the theme is a rather dark weapon, did he actually mean to do a dark image? one friend has said Maki would not do a war like image he did here
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1207363 (stock #130627)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
In the period 1966 67 Haku Maki did two large series with Song as the theme There was Flower Song, series of 10 different prints. There was Animal Song which was Maki’s Asian Zodiac series, with 12 images It was also a small series with small editions – 50 in the case of Animal Song (released in Kyoto so very hard to find: only one friend ahs the full set), I do not know who has the full set of Flower Song. Equally rare is Moon Song. Many years ago I saw Moon Song 1 and did not bu...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1208715 (stock #070513)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit
In the mid-1960s, Haku Maki was firmly launching his career as an important Japanese print maker. He did a series of prints of which a long and key series was the Alphabet A – Z. In turn, the Alphabet was the first series of what came to be many series of prints, all of which Maki called the Poem series. Prints in the Poem series continued to be produced until 1972. He produced all of the Alphabet in 1966 or part of it in that year and part in the next. Even at this old age I do not know the...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1208775 (stock #07051013)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
Q R T U V W X Y (*) Z Poem T is a distant Predecessor of image 10 Most if not all the prints in this series were sold through Red Lantern Gallery in Kyoto. missing J K L M N O - other than G and S. U is clearly a predecessor of Poem 59-55
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1980 item #1210994 (stock #130722)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1970 item #1212347 (stock #130802)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit
This colorful print is an early Maki embossed print It is quite small It is a very low run only 30 copies were made Maki stared dong 50 copies by 1962 Earlier he may have lacked the confidence to do runs of that size – so he did 30 as shown here The 3 red suns are dramatic The print is signed in white ink an early Maki touch This is xx/30 the 3 suns shimmer 21 " x 9" the title is in kanji – a rare Maki style This is Signal -31 The paper is double thick – an early case in which ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1214726 (stock #130819a)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
In 1976 Haku Maki did his 8 volume San Mon Ban a total of 96 different embossed images These included many items Maki had just used, would use soon and used later I first show images of two prints like those in San Mon Ban but slightly larger. Then two images of insects in San Mon Ban and then 4 images of insects long hidden in my archives – even to me These night all be called Maki Lite The two shown here are Inset 2 Flea; Insect 3 ant There is also a simple Insect and another In...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Contemporary item #1215308
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition not for sale
The Portland Art Museum has very recently begun to put its holdings of prints of Haku Maki on its site. These cover a wide range of Maki art: from the very earliest days of his works until the 1980s. The listing is particularly exciting because it shows several very early prints I have never seen. These are shown in the first 3 images of this listing. At the beginning, Maki’s images were abstract, embossed and small editions. We see the earliest known Woman image, an apple and a Work image tha...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1970 item #1215939 (stock #130831)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
yoseido llabel came with the print but not ON the print
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1980 item #1218489 (stock #130920)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
This Maki print has had a charmed existence. It was printed in Japan in the mid-70s, just as Maki was beginning to leave the production of prints with kanji as the main theme and start doing then with Ceramics, mainly in the Collection series. This is the second print of his long ceramics series – some of which were simply entitled as this is with the year 75-59. This was done in 1975 and was a quite large edition 201. this is 5/201 the print was first distributed by Red Lantern Galle...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 2000 item #1219188 (stock #130924)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
The bottom margin states this is 39/777 but did Maki really do that many and if so where are they? This is a late in life Maki print. Where did this idea come from? a sunflower! I know van Gogh did quite a few famous paintings depicting many sunflowers, all realistic paintings, the Japanese printmaker Tadashi Nakayama. did many different takes on Sunflowers these were realistic depictions. Nakayama did fewer. Maki did this one and it was quite abstract It was the only Sunflower he di...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1219371 (stock #130925)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1990 item #1227773 (stock #131119)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
wu wei zhi zu frame 5 shows the Han dynasty coin which inspired this 1981 print
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1229238 (stock #11292013)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
Frame 8 is the same image but done with a yellow sun and purple moon. It is 33/50. This suggests many of the first 33 and then some were done this way ; then Maki did not use these colors. I do not own this print the paper has the same wavy condition that Huge Woman had before restoring; in frame 9 I show Huge Noting it is in he Portland Museum of art. Last image is Work 73-54 (Fish) 54/54 Moon is concave sun is convex
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1232837 (stock #131222)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
Maki’s earliest works were done in the late 1950s and remained rather unknown until the late 1960s. He first started producing prints using red ink in 1965 and this is probably the first example. It is also a Big Red. It is very abstract and it fills up the whole sheet. Maki wanted his prints to have balance. This has it: the red field is pierced by three blue squares: two on the left side of the orange meteor-like strokes, and one on the right side. The field is composed of small squares of ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1237184 (stock #140128)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
poem 72-44 34/103 12 " x 15"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1237640 (stock #140201)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
Work 73-56 L (fish). This is the second of Maki’s three huge prints that I have owned. This is Work 73-56 L (fish). Several aspects of this image are intriguing. My archive of Maki prints reveals that Maki produced over 100 different images in 1973. I have been able to account for many of them: 1 to 50 and 99 to 110. I had never known what went in the middle. Now I know at least one was work 73-56, the third huge print that Maki did. It is 3 x 6 feet. All the others—73-57 to 73-98—remain...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1241456 (stock #140315)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
This is a surprisingly good kanji It was done in 1972 slightly beyond Maki’s core period for such small kanji. It is the kanji for Mu or Nothing It is a very abstract character more so than most of Maki’s rendering of Nothing this image is sharp it is concise and it has drive. It has the Maki style and balance : a seal and the bottom margin. It looks sharp the seal at the right is balanced off by the splash at the left
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1241967 (stock #140309)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
I first saw this print in a small pamphlet from white lotus gallery in Oregon, acquired the print in ways that Du Yuesheng would be proud of and it has rested here for over two years It is a small print but it packs a punch It shows a prancing dancing woman What do you think? the kanji in the center of the print is set off by a tear at the left and a sun at the right. 5.75” x 8.5”
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1242645 (stock #140315)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
brilliant big red
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1970 item #1247656 (stock #140426)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
Maki Poem Z a Heart by any other name Maki began to use this theme early in his artistic life the character was normally vertical summits horizontal but this is the only time it was at an angle from the center and seemingly lacking in one stroke Hence it is an unusual design and intellectually challenging. Its meaning is not immediately evident even to the literati My curator in Beijing figured it out when she was opening the package and tilted it a bit. The print is large and subtle. ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1249529 (stock #140512)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
see frame 12
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1249708 (stock #140514)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition only
In 1967 Haku maki produced his alphabet sires, Poem A-Z this includes all letters of the alphabet, Here we show Poem W a strong rendering of the hiragana for You The image has a bold white sun n the top half with two dashes of rain-like strokes. It is in wonderful condition, It was probably distributed by Yoseido Gallery in Tokyo and later framed and matted by xx in the US Print measures: 17 x 17.5 inches 23/50. I have rarely had to work so hard to chase Maki An ill-advised seller tried to deny ...
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 1970 item #1255242 (stock #140629)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
please see attach
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1950 item #1255333 (stock #140701)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
Haku Maki did these large and huge prints from 1970 to 1973 this is Poem Reconciliation done in 1970. It is a big image; it boldly flows across the paper It is clean not busy dramatic and elegant It is from an edition of 50 I have only ever seen this one copy of it. It has a dazzling yellow sun and sharp red splash It has a dazzling yellow sun and sharp red tear –balancing off the kanji in the center. It is signed and chopped and re-signed in black ink next to the chop Everything clicks. 3...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1970 item #1257558 (stock #140720)
The Tretiak Collection
In 1966 Haku Maki produced one of his many abstract series. He did Cell and he did Proportion Here I show Proportion 10 the white strokes appear against a beautiful yellow background . Above the strokes is a white Sun. Wow there are two Maki seals one at the top right and another at the lower left There is a red splash in the center .two images f Proportion 9 are added where are Proportion 1 through 8? 43/50
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1259877 (stock #140812)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
pleae enjoy i own A C W and flower Song 5
All Items : New Century : Prints : Pre 1980 item #1262324 (stock #140908)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
this is a rare Maki production a book platte
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1266165 (stock #141011)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibi only
haku maki
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1271066 (stock #141109)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
In 1970 the famous collector of Japanese art Felix Juda commissioned Haku Maki to produce at least 3 different sets cards for greening and thanks. We show three below The 4th image may have been one such card or a small print I have owned it for many years and am still studying it The ones done for Juda varied in attractiveness The green one is vintage Maki; good design good color and good composition It is only 5” x 5” but packs a wallop It shows the kanji for Stone (pronounced To in Japan...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1271523 (stock #141111)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
In 1970 the famous collector of Japanese art Felix Juda commissioned Haku Maki to produce at least 3 different sets cards for greening and thanks. We show three below The 4th image may have been one such card or a small print I have owned it for many years and am still studying it The ones done for Juda varied in attractiveness The green one is vintage Maki; good design good color and good composition It is only 5” x 5” but packs a wallop It shows the kanji for Stone (pronounced To in Japan...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1990 item #1275076 (stock #141127)
The Tretiak Collection
exhibit only
The print consists of verical strokes One set of 3 sets Is Woman a mid 1960s series of six diferenrt images the sun Is large and shimmering The paper us heavy very; the print is in good condition Size is about 12.5 “ x 18” fig 5 54/74 fig3 52/66 big Red This is 46/74 last panel is sun fig 5
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1970 item #1276862 (stock #141209)
The Tretiak Collection
EXHIBIT
In 1971 Haku Maki produced two large prints, one Sun and one Moon Sun shows a dramatic Cun with a red dash all surrounded by a gold field Poem 71-100 Poem 101 is Moon with a similar design there is a dark spot in the center each had editions of 156 this pair was offered privately and on eBay by a very insightful seller from Tennessee. I think they are still available. After these presumably successful runs Maki did a smaller pair each being same tittle and same design boo...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1278837 (stock #141225)
The Tretiak Collection
please enjoy
merry christnas to all and to all a good night
The Tretiak Collection
Some time ago one Connie Elrod offered me a set of the Maki zodiac in a formwat never seen before or since. These are not pulled from cement blocks Rather they seem to be printed lithographs One James Imal a friend of Maki who lives in California commissioned Maki to do a special zodiac set for the Lunar Year Imai seems to have sent a card every year to friends Imai and maybe other Imay sent them to his friend james elrod seemingly one every year for 12 years the designs are strong and ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1290682 (stock #150327)
The Tretiak Collection
for reference
Big Green shows 4 moving figues a simiaar images is in the us in the kas frane but is but 3 moving figres I think these were not frequent uses for Maki Poem 71-84
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Contemporary item #1295024 (stock #150505)
The Tretiak Collection
please open