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Poem 70-86


Japanese Color Cement Enhanced Woodblock Print

Poem 70-86

by Maki Haku, 1970

Print 1 from the series Very Popular Story. Event for Prints. Rainbow glass. Then, Mr. Ay-o got drunk by the Rainbow.

IHL Cat. #1720

About This Print

One of Maki's many prints using the title "Poem." As with all his wood/cement block prints, the design elements are deeply embossed and in this print he has debossed the dark maroon egg-shaped object, a technique less often seen in Maki's prints. The photo of the verso of the print, presents us with an optical illusion of the areas that are embossed on the front of the print appearing pushed out on the back, which of course they are not, being indented to form the embossed images on the front. The same is true with the one debossed object, which appears pushed in on the verso, but is, in fact, raised from the surface on the back of the print.

Maki's stylized characters used on this print are, at this point, still undeciphered.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1720
 Title Poem 70-86
 Maki Haku (1924-2000)
HakuMaki in pencil
巻 Maki (stylized "curlicue")
 Publication Date 1970
 Publisher self-published (59/151)
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Format chuban
 H x W Paper 8 7/16 x 5 3/4 in. (21.4 x 14.6 cm)
 H x W Image 6 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (16.8 x 12.1 cm)
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