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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.