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Maurice Sendak (after)
A TABLETOP COW (“MOO-REESE”)
Estimate
80,000120,000
JUMP TO LOT
79
Maurice Sendak (after)
A TABLETOP COW (“MOO-REESE”)
Estimate
80,000120,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Maurice Sendak (after)
A TABLETOP COW (“MOO-REESE”)
”.  Hand-painted table-top cow model sculpture. 2000.

Plaster mold, with pencil and watercolor designs; with a small metal pail and “Max” plush doll. The body decorated with “Wild Things” interspersed with foliage, and banded purple and yellow legs. Under the udeer is Max, dressed in his wolf suit, seated in side a metal pail, the whole raised on an irregular oblong base, where signed “Maurice Sendak, ‘2000” at bottom right. Drawn and painted by the artist, with help from Lynn Caponera.


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Catalogue Note

Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928–2012) was an American illustrator and writer, best known for “Where The Wild Things Are” (first published in 1963), which was awarded the Caldecott Medal the following year. He is the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, having produced over 80 books, including In the Night Kitchen (1970), Outside Over There (1981) and Dear Mili (1988). Sendak was prolific and multi-talented, aside from illustrating books and magazines, posters and commercial advertising, he also designed sets and costumes for the opera and ballet.

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