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All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1980 item #1454263
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$175.00
This Haku Maki print, Poem 72-28, is not immediately recognizable as a Maki but its colors are distinguished. The use of gold was a favorite Haku Maki technique. It glows like a tapestry. Nearly 50 years old, its face is in good condition although the margins are less good; framing will cover them. It is 28 of an edition of 52 and it measures 7in wide x 10.5in high
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1980 item #1454262
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$200.00
This is a rarely seen, small black and gold print. The black kanji are the four directions: top row, L-R South East, bottom row North West. It measures 5in x 6.75in
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1454261
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$155.00
In the 1990s when Haku Maki began producing collages, he was attracted to depicting the potato, and he did several. This one, Z-8B, is particularly dramatic: a potato on a black background with a large kanji for potato in the top half of the print. This potato collage is number 13 of a small edition of 14. The print is 9.5in wide x 10.75in high and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1970 item #1454260
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$150.00
This small green image of a child was produced in 1969. It is in good shape, considering its age. It is 12 of 201 and measures 6.75in x 8.75in (17cm x 22.5cm).
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1454258
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$175.00
In 1993, according to Daniel Tretiak, Maki did a series of prints of game boards, each entitled Go. Go is the Japanese equivalent of Chinese chess (weiqi). He did a series of ten different images. These prints are not embossed and were produced in substantial editions—ranging from 211 to 777. This one is Go 1 C and is 27 of 777. It measures 11 1/8 square inches and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1454256
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$175.00
Haku Maki liked to do prints of turtles or tortoises. This one, Poem 70-6, has two turtles, the smaller drawn to resemble the hand-written kanji for turtle. The print is 197 of 202 and measures 12in x 12in.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452060
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$700.00
This dramatic Big Red—a name Daniel Tretiak attached to Haku Maki’s large red prints, usually of single Chinese characters (kanji) on black backgrounds—is a character meaning ordinary or commonplace. But Maki has done it in a stand-out way. It is 17.5in W x 24.5inH. NOTE: Dan Tretiak also referred to other large single-character ones of other colors as Big Yellow, Big Green, etc. See an interesting discussion of this between him and a friend at entry #1191431 below.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452059
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$375.00
Haku Maki did some purely white prints—some had a small splash of color, others had none. This one, 81-12, has a hologram. To me, the print shows a necklace of beads but for Maki it illustrates 虚 empty, a void, hollow. The print is 12.5in W X 18.5in H. Done in 1981, the old man has acquired some small brown dots (foxing) but is a fine example of the artist’s wide-ranging interests and themes. Nothingness was a theme he used more than once.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452057
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$325.00
In 1978, Haku Maki did many single-kanji large black and white prints. Among them was the first in that year, 78-1, Mountain. Soon after, he did another, 78-2, Water, which is below. The two horizontal prints 78-1 and 78-2 both have the same dimensions: 17inches wide by 9.25 inches high.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452056
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$325.00
78-2 Water followed 78-1 Mountain closely. Both are single-character black and white dramatic prints. Horizontal like Mountain, it measures 17in W x 9.25in H.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452055
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$550.00
Collection 90B is one of Maki’s many ceramics prints but a particular standout because it shows three vessels, a rare treatment of ceramics by the artist. The horizontal print measures 15.75in W x 7.75in H. Collection B is interesting for another reason: the artist’s message in the left bottom corner. Aside from the fact there are some dark marks there, which are probably not Maki’s marks, there is also HC (hors de commerce), which means “outside the trade, not for sale through regul...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452054
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$175.00
This is an example of Haku Maki’s production of small prints that were known as San Mon Ban. These prints were usually 2in x 2in but there were instances of larger ones. This one measures 6in x 6in. Dan Tretiak writes that Haku Maki began creating San Mon Ban in early 1975, a set of seven volumes of small prints. For some he used themes from the past, others were new themes that he used again and again in succeeding years. A small rendering for collectors to add to their holdings.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452052
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$375.00
Ceramics were an important focus of Maki’s output from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. This is a fairly dramatic example of a jar. It measures 9.5in W x 10.75 H.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452050
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$400.00
Flower Song 3 is one of a series of 10 similarly themed prints that Haku Maki did in the mid-1960s. He also did a series called Animal Song and, in 1981, a print called Moon Song. This one, Flower Song 3, is 58 of an edition of 74 and is 13.5inW x 19.5in H.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452049
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$150.00
Grape 2 is one of Haku Maki’s depictions of fruit. This one is pure and simple and in good condition. It is 8.5 sq inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452047
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$280.00
In 1977 Haku Maki did the images for the months of the year. June is a horizontal print measuring 13.75in W x 6in H.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452046
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$350.00
Poem 2心 is a dramatic rendering of the kanji for heart. Created in 1992, this was done using the silkscreen process; it is not an embossed woodblock print. It measures 11.25sq in (28.5 sq cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1452045
The Tretiak Collection
$375.00
Done in 1992, Poem 5 is a very stylized take on the kanji for woman女. Maki did many, many versions of woman. All of them are interesting, most of them striking. To me, this dramatic rendering strays the furthest from the actual character. Daniel Tretiak called this a Square Woman. This was done using the silkscreen process; it is not an embossed woodblock print. It measures 11.5in x 11.5 in.