First Edition of The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to Present; Signed by Maurice Sendak
The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to Present.
Sendak, Maurice; Tony Kushner.$350.00
Item Number: 32057
New York: Harry Abrams, 2003.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Maurice Sendak. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Maurice Sendak ranks as one of the best known and loved children's book artists in the USA, and has been awarded both the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and the Caldecott Medal. This volume picks up where Selma Lanes' monograph of his work The Art of Maurice Sendak, published in 1980, leaves off, tracing Sendak's life and work from 1980 to 2003. provides an intimate view of the artist. Tony Kushner not only gives a chronological overview of Sendak's work, but also allows us to see him as an accomplished author and artist redefining his legacy, and as a man coming to terms with himself.