Gallery style exhibition
The Magical World of Maurice Sendak

Copyright © The Maurice Sendak Foundation

Copyright © The Maurice Sendak Foundation

This gallery-style exhibition and sale, a first to be held in his native Brooklyn, will feature original drawings, watercolors, vintage posters, signed prints and etchings by the artist and children's book author Maurice Sendak (1928-2012).  Collected during a period of nearly fifty years, everything offered comes with a certificate of authenticity and guaranteed to be genuine as represented.  This will include material from a private collection, most of which have never before been offered for public sale and largely acquired directly from the artist. 

Presenting "Moo-reese"

Copyright © The Maurice Sendak Foundation

Copyright © The Maurice Sendak Foundation

"Moo-Reese" was created by Maurice Sendak for the 2000 Manhattan Cow Parade.  Many noted artists were involved in creating artwork on the exterior of life-size cows.  They were done for charity and eventually auctioned off.  "Moo-Reese" is signed and dated July 2000, and completely covered with various images of Wild Things by the artist..  Notice the placement of Max, dressed in his wolf suit, inside a metal pail under the udders.  The figure itself is molded plaster and the only example ever created. This is Moo-reese first visit to Brooklyn.

"MAURICE SENDAK:
Back in Brooklyn"

An entertaining look into the art and life
of Maurice Sendak
presented by Leonard S. Marcus
Saturday 4:00pm

                           Photo: Sonya Sones

                           Photo: Sonya Sones

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them.  His critically acclaimed books, more than 20 in all, include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books; and (as editor) Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work. A founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum, Leonard curated the NY Public Library’s landmark exhibition “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.”  He writes for the New York Times Book Review, teaches at NYU and the School of Visual Arts, and lectures across the world, most recently at the national libraries of China, Singapore, and New Zealand.