Maurice Sendak wasn’t your average children’s author and illustrator. Citing Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and Mozart as primary influences, his interest in the classics—and unwillingness to dumb things down for his young readers—is perhaps why his work remains head and shoulders above that of nearly all other 20th-century children’s storytellers. Personally selected by Sendak from A Kiss for Little Bear, this framed 1971 reproduction was printed on a single sheet of paper and shows no center crease or division.
Original 1971 fine art paper reproduction in black hardwood frame with archival mat and mounting hardware. Includes a copy of letter from Maurice Sendak telling the story of how and why the works were selected to be included in this unique portfolio.
To create the print this reproduction is based upon, Sendak’s original artwork was re-photographed at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia. Each image was perfectly reproduced, and for the very first time, those pictures (which were created as double-page images) were printed on single sheets of paper. This reproduction shows no center crease or division. Measurements given are for full sheets, including margins and frame.
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