The Tretiak Collection
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 2000 item #634132 (stock #0089)
The Tretiak Collection
$40.00
Daniel Tretiak has written a book, The Life and Works of Haku Maki, the important Japanese printmaker of the second half of the 20th Century. Maki toiled alone most of the time between 1960 and 2000. His output was substantial, most of it was cool, crisp, elegant. An example is shown above. I wrote about it: "The print in the center is the kanji for Mr or or I; it swooshes across the print, as if written with a big brush." It is Poem 71-51, done in 1971. It had an edition of 151...
The Tretiak Collection
$195.00
The striking kanji means Rising. Maki produced this image in 1970 as a modest black on white print. This print is Poem 70- 48 (rising): The kanji,which is the print's core theme, is reiterated in the title. When this print first came out, it must have in a winner: 59/151 . This print has a golden yellow sun and a light blue tear or splash to give it verve. This is the Maki style. A year later in 1971 Maki produced a Big Red, the same character shown here was done as a Red kanji in striking image...
The Tretiak Collection
please contact me
A young American foreign student was passing through Japan in 1964 and bought this wonderful early saito. He has kept it stored away for all these years. He has asked me to help sell it, which I am pleased to do. is It is, 11 1/4” x 17.” Next is Summer Good condition. Many Americans got their first taste of modern Japanese prints by buying Saito. Saito did images for a few UN Greeting cards. This print is signed and chopped by Saito...
The Tretiak Collection
please contact me
A young American foreign student was passing through Japan in 1964 and bought this wonderful early saito. He has kept it stored away for all these years. He has asked me to help sell it, which I am pleased to do. is It is, 11 1/4” x 17.” Another is winter. Good condition. Many Americans got their first taste of modern Japanese prints by buying Saito. Saito did images for a few UN Greeting cards. This print is signed and chopped by Saito...
The Tretiak Collection
Not for Sale
Haku Maki was an important Japanese modern print maker of the second half of the 20th Century. In the 1970s his work consisted of many abstract images of Chinese characters, kanji. Most are quickly recognizable by Chinese and Japanese. This one has befuddled and even annoyed some Asians who normally like Maki kanji...
The Tretiak Collection
Not for Sale
Poem 70-72. This striking Maki Big Red has had a long history for being just 40 years old. It has seen the world and is now back in Asia, in Beijing. This is as near to Tokyo, where it was created by Maki, that it has been in many years. In this case, the big red letter is the hiragana "chi" ‚¿ or shiru, which means to know, find out, to learn, or have knowledge...
The Tretiak Collection
Not for sale
This Maki Big Red has the Kanji (Chinese character) for Flower as its theme. The Flower is red and strong; it is set off by a black Sun to the right. A blue tear balances the sun on the left. Maki’s seal in red ink paste, is below the tear, also at the left. Although Maki himself printed this image, the ink looks as if it was layered on by hand. This is 133/154; Print size is about 11” x 18”...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1970 item #1010134
The Tretiak Collection
Not for sale
A diptych of Maki prints one done in 1968 and the other in 1970 In the best of Maki's spartan austere style Poem 69-13 and Poem 68-40
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Art Deco : Pre 1970 item #1010706
The Tretiak Collection
Not for Sale
Haku Maki produced this “pair” of prints in 1968. The first image is Child. This is the first time Maki produced an image with Child as a theme. Poem 68-52. The second one is his kanji for Water. Poem 68-53. This image was used again in the set of 21 prints he produced for Festive Wine, which was issued in 1969. The colors in both are strikingly beautiful in these images – as they also are as prints. Maki signed each in white ink, something he rarely did. Both prints have had hard...
The Tretiak Collection
Not for Sale
In 1968 Haku Maki produced this large Blue image of Child. The blue is vivid and the yellow face is in sharp contrast. To the far right is a small Green Child, the same theme, different key color. It appeared in 1969. The red image is a trial run for a Festive Wine print. It never made it. The translators of Festive Wine or Anne Brannen nixed it and used a different Child image the fifth frame. It might appear that the block used to produce all thee was the same; however, the Blue image is cons...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Pre 1980 item #1019153
The Tretiak Collection
Not for Sale
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 : Cultural : Chinese : Pre 1980 item #1023800
The Tretiak Collection
$3000.00
8/50 l 30 w 25
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1980 item #1030395
The Tretiak Collection
complimentary
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
The Tretiak Collection
complimentary
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 *
The Tretiak Collection
exhibition
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
The Tretiak Collection
not for sale
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.
The Tretiak Collection
not for sale
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.
The Tretiak Collection
$750.00
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.