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Lot #383
Maurice Sendak

“What can you expect from a Wild Thing?”

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“What can you expect from a Wild Thing?”

ALS, one page, 5.25 x 6.5, personal letterhead, August 1947. Short letter to his Greenwich Village dry cleaner, in full: "With apologies. I'm sorry I took so long paying my bill. What can you expect from a Wild Thing?" On the lower half of the sheet, Sendak adds a full-length sketch of Carol the wild thing, with a speech balloon reading, "At least you got an original sketch out of it!" In fine condition, with text and sketch uniformly lightly faded, but still completely legible. Sendak sketches of any of his characters are rather uncommon, even more so from his most famous work.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #565 - Ended September 12, 2019

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