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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
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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...
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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...
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Haku Maki did quite a number of prints using persimmon as a main theme Probably well over 100 He also began doing prints with ceramics around 1980 He probably did more than 100 ceramics theme prints. But the two there only came together in the persimmon and blue vase print shown here (and in an equally rare one with a persimmon and a strikingly beautiful yellow vase,) “This persimmon and vase print was done in the mid-70s and is quite rare: I have only seen the one shown here...
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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”. We note: the paper in this print is smooth, it does not have the moon-surface effect...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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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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camelia two sprays of camelia leaves each with a red camelia bud or two. Maki produced prints with camellia from time to time in the 1980s and 1990s, with the first images appearing in his 72 print series san mon ban the silver tips may have appears in that series. This print probably was done around 11980. Frame 8 shows a Maki camellia from San Mon Ban. Bottom margin says tsubaki, which means camellia. They are red camellias Frame 8 shows a Maki camellia from San Mon Ban...
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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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Poem 70-73 Taiwa (Level or peace), 31/106, 17.5”x 24.5”. Haku Maki produced this big green print in 1970. His Big prints—large for him—appeared mainly in the period 1968-75. This print, the only horizontal one of all his Big prints, depicts the kanji for Level, Peace and the like. I believe it has other meanings. When I first saw this image many years ago but had not seen the bottom margin clearly, I thought it was a stylized rendition of Woman, a very frequent Maki subject...
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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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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”
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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
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91/154 29 in. x 14 in.
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Poem 70-72. This striking Maki Big Red has had a long history for being just 40 years old...
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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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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...
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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...
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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
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If the Master could do a Seat . series in the 1960s he must have decided to do a Sink series in 1972 -- a small image first in 1972 and then finishing off the year with a larger image with the same theme sink 72 101 I sink L
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In 1976 Maki did three pairs of prints in which the black and white were reversed. One set is shown here the cement blocks were used to print the white on black, then cleaned to do black on white these were done in such in such themes as Mind Wind and Cloud these are strong sweepings images in rather large prints. The two Wind images here are typical of the type. They are all about 15” x 20 “ and in editions of 150.
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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wu wei zhi zu frame 5 shows the Han dynasty coin which inspired this 1981 print
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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...
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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
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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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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...
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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...
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Guest research note 1 much ado about Nothing 12/53
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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...
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In 1981 Haku Maki suddenly produced a modest series o prints with a vinyl (old leather) like background. I have already written abut several of these in my research Note 8. Now I present another : a striking orange red persimmon with leaves tipped with a special Japanese lacquer and the background in vinyl. This is 81-31 and it is 175/190
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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. Here Maki is "in your face" a bit with a strong kanji which was translated into English, Nothing, by the artist Good friends like variations of this kanji: please open the link ful...
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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 ...
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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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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...
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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...