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Maurice Sendak

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  • Maurice Sendak
  • New York is Book Country
  • Paper, Ink
Pen-and-ink line and watercolor on paper
Signed M. Sendak and dated June '79 (lower left) 
27 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.; 70 x 59.5 cm
Executed in June 1979

Catalogue Note

Original artwork for a poster advertising the New York Is Book Country Festival, a popular event held annually to promote literacy and the joy of reading. Maurice Sendak designed full color posters for the first (1979), tenth (1989), twentieth (1998), and twenty-fifth (2003) celebrations.