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Maurice Bernard Sendak on Sale Now at Auction

Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) for Swann Auction Galleries  Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Maurice Sendak's signed

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Sendak Maurice 1928 - 2012 Maurice Sendak's signed "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" from "Lullabies and Night Songs." Lithograph Signed "Maurice Sendak" in ink. Color, 7.25" x 9.5" image, overall 10.25" x 13.75". Framed to 11" x 14.5". Fine condition."Go Tell Aunt Rhody" from "Lullabies and Night Songs" (New York: Harper & Row, 1971). In comic strip format with speech balloons.In full, "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" "That the Old Grey Goose is Dead." "The One that She's Been Saving""To Make Her a Feather Bed." "She Died Last Friday" "Behind the Old Barn Shed." "She Left Nine Little Goslin's" "To Scratch for Their Own Bread."Maurice Sendak has won almost every major American and international award for children's books and has been a major influence on several generations of children's writers.

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Current bid: $100 (1 bid)

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Wonderful Maurice Sendak signed letter with a drawing of Moishe, A Wild Thing!

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,600

Description: Sendak Maurice 1928 - 2012 Wonderful Maurice Sendak signed letter with a drawing of Moishe, A Wild Thing! Signed and inscribed with a drawing. Maurice Sendak signs a lovely letter in response to a request, and includes a drawing of Moishe, A Wild Thing. Front of letter was first typed and sent to Maurice, from Sonia Landes, dated "30 March 1978", on light blue paper stock, 6.25'"x 8". Maurice then responded with a handwritten note on the verso of the letter.Sendak's response in full:"To be picked up by Mrs. Sonia Landes/From M. SendakDear Sonia,Will call you (or you me) when I'm home in Conn (Monday). Have a few questions -Lovely to see you! Maurice"A lovely, warm personal response by Maurice Sendak to assist Sonia Landes, an elementary school teacher who reached out to Sendak for materials related to education in the arts. Boldly signed twice, once as "M. Sendak", and once as "Maurice". John Reznikoff, President of University Archives, is the leading historical document authenticator. He authenticates for PSA, JSA, R&R Auctions as well as many other auction houses, dealers and collectors.

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Current bid: $850 (3 bids)

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