Sep 29, 2016 - Sale 2423

Sale 2423 - Lot 91

Price Realized: $ 4,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
Kiko's Ferryboat. A collaborative drawing by Sendak and four-year-old Nicholas Hentoff during an outing at the beach on Fire Island in 1965. Pen, ink, and watercolor on paper. 298x229 mm; 11 3/4x9 inches. Signed and inscribed, "To Kiko - For a nice afternoon! Maurice Sendak." Faint matte burn along edges from prior matting.

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In a profile on Sendak published by The New Yorker on January 22, 1966, Nat Hentoff recalls his son Nick returning from a thwarted attempt to play with some older children, "Then, observing that Sendak had been sketching, Nicholas asked, 'Can you make me a ferryboat?' Sendak did, and then drew other pictures at Nicholas' request, including some of seagulls - creatures that my son is very fond of. The next day, Sendak dropped in at our house with a water-color scene that contained all the boats, birds, and fishes Nicholas had asked for the previous afternoon."