This ad is for a Haku Maki (1924 2000) pencil signed limited edition & numbered print titled Poem 70-33. Haku Maki was a Japanese artist of the second half of the 20th century. Haku Maki was born in Aso-machi in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1924, as Maejima Tadaaki. In the late 1950s, he selected the name Haku Maki to show his humility and self-styled confusion.
If translated literally, "Maki" is Roll, "Haku" is White. He first made his name and his living by producing prints featuring Chinese characters (kanji).His life as an artist dates from the mid-1950s, when the earliest known Maki prints began appearing. Maki produced about 2000 different images. This makes him one of the most prolific Japanese print makers of his day. Yet he did not keep a running list of the prints as he made them.
Moreover, there is no catalogue raisonné of his work. Artist: Haku Maki (1924 - 2000).Signature: Signed in Pencil Haku Maki. Size Overall: 8.75 x 24.
Image Area: 7.125 x 21.5. Condition: Print is not framedand some tape tear on the verso top. Print is in good very condition with some mat burn, toning and light overall foxing. Print is signed and titled by the artist Haku Maki and numbered 19/158 in the lower margin.Print has the Haku Maki red imprint in print lower left. This print is a great example of his unique printing technique, using cement to give a strong embossed texture and deep plate mark. Print has a black background with a double yellow relief and black stick figure imagery. Print has a red head image in the upper part of the print, with a blue dot and green half circle dot in the lower. This and his use of Chinese characters, or kanji as a central motif are what he first became known for, as seen in this impression. In this print the kanji is in Japanese characters. This is a great Haku Maki print. Please Ask Questions If Needed. The item "Haku Maki Cement Relief Print titled Poem 70-33" is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "destunk" and is located in Amityville, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.