The Tretiak Collection
exhibition not for sale
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
yoseido llabel came with the print but not ON the print
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 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)
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1990 item #1227773 (stock #131119)
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)
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)
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)
poem 72-44 34/103 12 " x 15"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1237640 (stock #140201)
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)
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)
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)
brilliant big red
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1970 item #1247656 (stock #140426)
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)
see frame 12
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1249708 (stock #140514)
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 ...
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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1950 item #1255333 (stock #140701)
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...