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Maurice Sendak (4) Signed Prints from 'Where the Wild Things Are'

Complete set of four oversized 'Where the Wild Things Are' prints signed by Maurice Sendak

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Complete set of four oversized 'Where the Wild Things Are' prints signed by Maurice Sendak

Complete set of four color fine art prints of Maurice Sendak's classic illustrations for Where the Wild Things Are, ranging in size from 11 x 23.75 to 14 x 23.75, each signed in the lower right in black ink, "Maurice Sendak." Produced in an unsigned edition for distribution to collectors, friends, and family of the artist, the 1971 publication of these prints marked the first time these classic illustrations were printed on single sheets of paper for the collector market; over the years, Sendak autographed a small quantity of the prints, but their edition size is unknown. In overall fine condition.

One of the most beloved children's picture books of the 1960s, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are follows a young boy's adventures through a mysterious monster-inhabited jungle island. The book earned the 1964 Caldecott Medal as the previous year's 'most distinguished American picture book for children.' With its evocative illustrations and poignant storytelling, Sendak's masterpiece has achieved enduring popularity amongst audiences of all ages.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Art, Literature, and Classical Music
  • Dates: #682 - Ended June 20, 2024