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‘Wild Things’ For Sale

Maurice Sendak’s beautiful artwork is on display at Sotheby’s New York

Hannah Vaitsblit
November 24, 2015

Where the Wild Things Are enthusiasts are in luck! A little over three years after the death of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, his iconic works are now on view (and on sale) at Sotheby’s New York. The exhibit, “Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak,” opened last week and features 47 (expensive) works, including in-process and completed drawings, poster art, and theatrical sets and costumes, among others items. (View the virtual catalog of the display here.)

Some highlights include: an ornate but peculiarly decorated 18th-century-style armchair, a cow for your tabletop (“Moo-Reese”), a good amount of turtles, some signature wild eyes, an ode to Jewish Book Month, and of course, a slew of depictions of Moishe, which is one of the names assigned to Sendak’s “things” when his classic was adapted as an opera. You can try to snag a Wild Thing for yourself—for your fancy home or as an incredibly generous gift—until December 18.

Hannah Vaitsblit is an intern at Tablet.

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