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Maurice Sendak

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  • Maurice Sendak
  • Wild Thing Eyes
  • Paper, Pencil, Ink
Two Pairs of Eyes and Bull Tearing into Paper Screen
Pencil and watercolor on paper 
Signed Maurice Sendak (lower right) 
8 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.; 21.5 x 34.5 cm
Executed in 1997

Together with Three Pairs of Eyes and Two Grass Landscapes
Pencil and watercolor on paper
Signed Maurice Sendak (lower right)
8 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; 21.5 x 57 cm
Executed in 1997

Catalogue Note

These concept designs were part of Sendak's Wild Things Are Happening advertising campaign. The Wild Thing eyes were used as advertising teasers in subway cars, while the Bull was turned into a panel to cover the restoration work at Grand Central Station in New York.