Fashion study for Fire Island Times. Figure of a bare-chested man in a skirt, smoking a cigarette for a Fire Island Times article on local fashion by Margot Goodman, 1965. Pen and ink on paper. 275x204 mm; 10 3/4x8 inches. Signed "M. Sendak" in lower left. Provenance: the artist; Fire Island News office; Nat Hentoff and Margaret Goodman; private collection, New York City. 1965.
Sendak and his partner, Eugene Glynn, had a house on Fire Island for several years. It was there that he wrote Where the Wild Things Are in 1963. Among their close friends were Nat Hentoff, writer for the Village Voice and The New Yorker and his wife, the journalist Margaret Goodman. Sendak wrote and illustrated the article at Goodman's request and gifted the drawings to them.