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Tue, Mar 21, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 64

2 Modernist Japanese Woodblock Prints - Nagoa Maki

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Group of two modern Japanese woodblock prints including:
Haku Maki (Japanese, 1924-2000). Cement mortar abstract woodblock print titled "Poem 71-38" depicting abstract shapes in black, red, yellow, and green. Artist seal along the bottom left. Pencil signed along the lower right; titled along the lower center; numbered 38/154 along the lower left.

Ueno Nagoa (Japanese 20th c.) Woodblock print titled "Recollection of the Past" depicting layers of black, red, and white organic shapes against a blue ground, 1964. Signed and dated along the lower right; numbered 196/210 along the lower right.

Recollection; image; height: 16 in x width: 12 1/4 in. Framed; height: 22 1/4 in x width: 18 1/4 in. Poem; image; 10 1/4 in x width: 17 in. Framed; height: 18 in x width: 23 3/4 in.


Both items are in generally good condition with no visible tears, creases, or losses. Neither show a sign of restoration under UV light. The item with a blue background has toning and undulation along the margins; there is light foxing throughout. Although it is not inspected out of frame, it seems possibly that is has acidic burn, given that the margins of the mat is browned. The item with a white background has toning, browning, and foxing throughout. There is possible skimming to the center of the upper margin. Both items are framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame. Very light wear to the frame.

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