In 1971 Haku Maki produced this large print, poem 71-25 It was an edition of 100. This new arrival was produced in Tokyo and went ultimately to Florida in the US. It stayed there for a long time. In the course of its life there it was not treated nicely: It was folded in two places. The print had foxing, it had many ailments. Then it finally made it to my restorer. It had challenges there too: some liquid spilled on it, forcing a delay in the restoration process. It was painstakingly and carefully restored to its original beauty but now tells a story a brand new print could not tell It stayed in Oregon for six months. Then it finally left and zoomed out to me in Beijing. It arrived without warning. It is a very dramatic print It is a very big red and it appears very rarely. 21” x 32” 63/100
The red ink looks as if were put on in thick strips, separate from the paper and the ‘black sun” is shimmering.
the last 3 frames above show how this print looked at the time of purchase