Friday, April 15, 2005

The Art of Maurice Sendak

Thanks to Achockablog for the tip about the exhibition "Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak," at the Jewish Museum of New York, April 15, 2005 - August 14, 2005.

Julie Salamon of the New York Times writes:
Exuberance and angst, whimsicality and grace reverberate in the original drawings on display, along with preliminary sketches, artwork for posters, and theatrical sets and costumes created from Sendak designs. It can be exhausting just to consider the range of influences: Blake and Mozart, Laurel and Hardy, Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Art Spiegelman's "Maus."

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