Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), author of many beloved works including Where the Wild Things Are (1963) and In the Night Kitchen (1970), has captivated our imaginations for decades by creating immersive and distinctive literary worlds. Sendak’s monstrous and evocative wild things serve here as an entry point into the author’s equally mischievous and imaginative body of artistic work.
Featuring a selection of preliminary and finished drawings, artwork for posters, theatrical sets and costumes, and more, Sendak’s world recreated here is at once playful, inventive, subversive, and, above all, wild. In the words of Max, our fearless protagonist from Where the Wild Things Are:
This e-catalogue is published in conjunction with an exhibition taking place at Sotheby’s in New York City and opening on November 16, 2015. Neither the exhibition nor this e-catalogue have been approved by the Estate of Maurice Sendak.
Copyrights in original artwork created by Maurice Sendak are owned and controlled by the Estate of Maurice Sendak.