"so, sue me": Large Original Drawing by Maurice Sendak

  • Original Drawing by Maurice Sendak.

Original Drawing by Maurice Sendak.


Item Number: 27044


Original Maurice Sendak pencil drawing on artist’s vellum. Signed and inscribed by Maurice Sendak to Arthur Yorinks: “Feb. 6-13, 1993. So Sue Me. To Arthur – with all my love!  Maurice.” Pencil draft for the backdrop of the play “So, Sue Me” written and directed by Arthur Yorinks and performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 1993. The pencil draft appears in Tony Kushner’s “The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present”, along with with the final full-color illustration. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.75 inches by 15.5 inches.

Arthur Yorinks has published 11 children's books, directed numerous plays and operas, and in 1990, established the Night Kitchen, a children's theater company in partnership with author-illustrator Maurice Sendak. The company produced several plays directed by Yorinks and designed by Sendak including It's Alive, a Halloween comedy, and So, Sue Me, a performance featuring construction workers in pantomime.

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