Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 173

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

MAURICE SENDAK (1928-2012)

Martin the Artist.

Illustrations for an animation project titled Very Far Away intended as a sequel/companion to the animated work Really Rosie (1975). Pen and ink and Watercolor. Each illustration measures approximately 100x100 mm; 4x4 inches and smaller, the full sheet measuring 8 1/4x10 3/4 inches. Signed and dated "M Sendak / May ‘75" in lower right. Archivally matted and framed to 17 1/2x21 inches.

According to Sendak specialist Justin Schiller, Martin is a self-portrait of the artist, a kind of alter-ego representing how Sendak imagined himself appearing in that character role.