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Poem 70-92


Japanese Color Cement Enhanced Woodblock Print

Poem 70-92

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. #1719

About This Print

Another one of Maki's "poem" prints.  As with all his wood/cement block prints, we see deep embossing for the image areas, including the rough-textured background. 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, they are 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.

tortoise - Maki presents us with one of his  favorite kanji characters seen in a number of his prints.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1719
 Title Poem 70-92
 Maki Haku (1924-2000)
HakuMaki in pencil
巻 Maki (stylized "curlicue")
 Publication Date 1970
 Publisher self-published (49/151)
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Format chuban
 H x W Paper 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (21.6 x 14.9 cm)
 H x W Image 6 5/8 x 4 11/16 in. (16.8 x 11.9 cm)
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