Haku Maki Signed 1969 “Poem 69-56” Embossed Woodblock Print


A 1969 embossed woodblock print by Japanese artist Haku Maki (1924-2000). Titled Poem 69-56, the background of the print is white in color with an embossed textural design. A black kanji-inspired shape is to the left of the composition with circular designs in the background. The work is displayed in a gold-tone wooden frame behind a cream mat and is signed, titled, and numbered 51/202 along the bottom edge. 

Haku Maki was a prolific Japanese artist of the 20th century. His birth name was Maejima Tadaaki but he selected the name Haku Maki in the late 1950s to go by. Many museums have Maki's work in their collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Portland Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Art Museum. 



21.25” x 21.25” x 1” (frame); 10.5” x 10.5” (image).

Condition notes:

Scratches and some flaking to the frame’s finish. Other minor wear.

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