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Preview: Maurice Sendak Retrospective @ AFA

On the heels of the sad passing of Maurice Sendak last month, the AFA gallery in New York has announced a retrospective in loving memory of the influential illustrator. The exhibition will open on Saturday, June 9th, the day before what would have been the artist’s 84th birthday, and will remain on display through Labor Day. The showing at the SoHo space will feature nearly 50 original works, including published pieces, conceptual art and a bronze sculpture.

New York Times & Artists Pay Tribute to Maurice Sendak

With the great Maurice Sendak leaving us last week and heading off to Where the Wild Things Are, the interwebs have been buzzing with respect for the inspirational artist and illustrator. The New York Times, for their SundayReview section, asked artists Geoff McFetridge (work seen above), Gary Taxali, Art Spiegelman, Tomi Ungerer, Bob Staake, Marc Rosenthal and Jon Klassen to create artwork to pay tribute to Sendak as well as to share some of their thoughts.  Check out the rest of the art in a slideshow here as […]

Maurice Sendak 1928 – 2012

Sadly, word has come of the passing yesterday of Maurice Sendak, one of the most important children’s book artists of the 20th century. He is known in particular for Where the Wild Things Are, which has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and has been the subject of many adaptations, including a live-action 2009 feature-film directed by Spike Jonze. While the American writer and illustrator has contributed to more than 80 books in his lifetime, he has also gained distinction for his work in animation, […]

Videos: TateShots – Maurice Sendak

“People say – why don’t you do Wild Things 2, Wild Things 1 was such a success? Go to hell, go to hell. I’m not a whore. I don’t do those things.” With that, this interview with renowned writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak starts as another installment to the great TateShots series (also see Jeff Koons & Jonathan Yeo). Topics covered include his love for William Blake, the inappropriateness of his work, his most important book, and more.  Enjoy! Via Juxtapoz.