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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Contemporary item #1215308
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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 Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1214726 (stock #130819a)
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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 Deco : Pre 1970 item #1212347 (stock #130802)
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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 Deco : Pre 1980 item #1210994 (stock #130722)
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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1208775 (stock #07051013)
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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 Nouveau : Pre 1970 item #1208715 (stock #070513)
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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 #1207363 (stock #130627)
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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 : Pre 1980 item #1204037 (stock #20130603)
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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 Deco : Pre 1980 item #1201775 (stock #130518)
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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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1990 item #1199692 (stock #130506)
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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) pi...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1990 item #1199672 (stock #0505 13)
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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 Deco : Pre 1980 item #1199373 (stock #050313)
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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 : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1970 item #1197661 (stock #130422)
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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 1990 item #1197231 (stock #130418)
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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...
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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1970 item #1191669
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this research note was edited by Lois Dougan Tretiak whose assistance is gratefully noted.
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 1980 item #1191431
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big yellow ; frame 8 poem 68-71 Mind 32.6 x 17.2 / 83 x 44
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1971