Symbol No 2 by Haku Maki (Japan, 1924-2000). One of Haku Maki's early color woodblock prints. Numbered 165 of 200. Titled in Japanese and English in pencil lower left: "Shôchô" and "Symbol No 2". Signed lower right in Japanese characters and in English. Dated 1957.
Condition: Very good. Slight yellowing to border. Tape residue on verso.
Size: 19.5" h x 15.15" w
Haku Maki became famous by using old Chinese and Japanese kanji characters and refining them into abstract compositions of archaic look. Later the artist chose persimmons and ceramics as his favorite subjects.