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Poem 71-5 (仁)


Japanese Color Cement Enhanced Woodblock Print

Poem 71-5 (仁)

by Maki Haku, 1971

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

IHL Cat. #1718

About This Print

I don't know if anyone had done a count of Maki "poem" prints, but they must number in the hundreds. It is thought they all may be a tribute to his teacher, the abstract print master Onchi Kōshirō (1891-1955) who used "poem" as a title for a number of his prints and was often inspired by poetry.

As with all Maki's wood/cement block prints, we see deep embossing for the image areas.

 benevolence - Maki presents us with the Chinese character for ren, the Confucian concept of benevolence.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1718
 Title Poem 71-5 (仁)
 Maki Haku (1924-2000)
HakuMaki in pencil
巻 Maki (stylized "curlicue")
 Publication Date 1971
 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 13/16 in. (21.6 x 14.8 cm)
 H x W Image 6 5/8 x 4 11/16 in. (16.8 x 11.9 cm)
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