SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK: AN ORIGINAL LARGE DRAWING OF MAX AND A WILD THING
SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing of Max and a Wild Thing signed. No place, no date. Single sheet, measuring 11-1/2 by 9 inches; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 21-1/2 by 19 inches. $18,500.
Original large pencil drawing of Max, dressed in his monster suit, playing with the wild thing “Moishe” from Where the Wild Things Are, signed by Sendak.
Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 80 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are (1963) is unquestionably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Sendak's exploration of the realms of the unconscious in Where the Wild Things Are… lifts his work beyond the confines of the children's picture book, and places it among major art of the 20th century" (Carpenter & Prichard, 476-77). Sendak named the individual wild things after his relatives; the wild thing depicted here is "Moishe."