This ad is for a Haku Maki signed limited edtion numbered print. Print is by Japanese artist Haku Maki numbered 55/202 titled Poem 70-2 (TEN) and signed in pencil on bottom margin right with red seal on image. Haku Maki (1924 2000) was a Japanese artist of the second half of the 20th century. 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. 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. 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. I have tried to build one by, over many years, compiling a very large archive of images of his work. I continue to add new images to it as previously unseen prints come to light. The images that you see today on this website are the first tranche. This print is a good example of his unique printing technique using cement to give a strong embossed texture.
This and his use of Chinese characters, or kanji as a central motif are what he first became known for. In this print the kanji is TEN which means heaven. Print is basically framed with a brown mat, but the silver metal frame has some surface oxidation.Print is from 1970 with the image being 10.75" x 10.75" under matting. Frame is 15" x 15". Condition: Print has mat burn around the perimeter and faint toning. This is a great Haku Maki print.
MO Or CC In U. The item "Japanese Artist Haku Maki number 55/202 Poem 70-2 (TEN)" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019. 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.