In 2008, Maurice Sendak told the NY Times about how the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and the sensational trial that followed, freaked his 4-year-old self right out, and generated an anxious fascination with the incident for the rest of his life. Sendak based his 1981 picture book, Outside Over There, on the Lindbergh case. Show More Summary
Hiland writes, "The auction website Hakes is featuring a bunch of things from the estate of Maurice Sendak. A particular one of note is the miniature Lindbergh Baby kidnapping trial souvenir wooden ladder." During Ted Hake’s June, 1981...Show More Summary
A delightful lesson in reverse psychology from the greatest children's illustrator of all time. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.
I'm beginning work with the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia re-visioning their family programming. The Rosenbach's collections are incredible, including Maurice Sendak's archives and they undertake a wide variety of programming. Show More Summary
Cartoonist Mike Holmes has created Mikenesses, a collection of 100 portraits of himself and his cat Ella drawn in the style of other famous illustrators like Dr. Seuss, Gary Larson, Bill Watterson, Maurice Sendak, and more. You can browse some of the one-hour illustrations on Holmes’ website, or purchase Mikenesses: The Book online. images via [...]
The works of Maurice Sendak have delighted young and old alike for generations, and his artwork looks as fresh and timely today as it did when it came out decades ago. Sendak created artwork for all sorts of reasons, like these little...Show More Summary
Young Mark Twain's lost gem, the universe in illustrated dioramas, Maurice Sendak's posthumous love letter to the world, Kafka for kids, and more. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
Maurice Sendak's great book Where the Wild Things Are has just turned 50 years old. Sendak captured the inner and complex world of childhood, riveted by sorrows and pleasures: the dark fearsome corners and the underlying sense of both...Show More Summary
We've had to do without Maurice Sendak for a year and half now. The famous author died in May of last year, at 83. Hemant commemorated him here. Sendak is, as the phrase goes, gone, but not forgotten. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary...Show More Summary
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Millions of children have roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth to hear Maurice Sendak’s classic picture book one more time. And now, after sailing through night and day, and in and out of weeks, “Where the Wild Things Are” is turning 50 on Saturday. Sendak died last year at the age of […]
America?s first collectibles auction house, Hake?s Americana & Collectibles, presents a blockbuster lineup of pop culture, original comic art and rare Americana in their online, phone and absentee auction closing November 19-21. Bidding has opened in Auction #210, which contains 3,105 choice lots. Show More Summary
PBS Digital Studios’ Blank On Blank series has provided animated clips of numerous enlightening lost interviews, from David Foster Wallace discussing his reputation as a professor at Illinois State to Maurice Sendak chatting about respecting children enough to be honest with them about the harsh realities of life. Show More Summary
Maurice Sendak's former pied-à-terre and work studio has sold for $3.125M, a hair under the two-bedroom apartment's original $3.15M ask. Profits from the sale will benefit the Maurice Sendak Foundation, a nonprofit that grants money to artists.
Slow-dance grooves and sleep-walk-with-me lullabies. The keyboard-wielding trio have taken just enough inspiration from The Velvet Underground’s slumberdelic blueprint (yet it always feels like they’re more into Maurice Sendak than Warhol), the epic pop hooks of the Eurythmics, Broadcast’s grainy... Read the full story on DrownedinSound.com
A heartening transaction of literary pleasure. Given my well-documented soft spot for all things Maurice Sendak and for rare vintage out-of-print gems, imagine my extreme delight over this recent discovery: As if to have any surviving copy of the 1986 gem Posters By Maurice Sendak (public library) weren’t already joyous enough, to have no ordinary [...]Show More Summary
NOT OPTIONAL takes a quick weekly look at worthwhile releases, some recent, some not. Disney Shorts Anyone who’s exhausted the sparse summer TV offerings and tired of watching Cheers on Netflix, can fire up the YouTube app on the moving-picture machine of choice and head to the Disney Shorts channel. Show More Summary
It’s the summer of Sendak here in New York, with the Society of Illustrators celebrating the beloved children’s book artist, who died last year at the age of 83, with an exhibit of more than 200 never-before-seen Sendak originals (on view through August 17). Show More Summary
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The late illustrator Maurice Sendak is most fondly remembered for his endearingly monstrous Where The Wild Things Are characters. Handily, that book celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators...Show More Summary