Friday, October 16, 2009

Sendak on Sendak

Last night I went to see the exhibit of Maurice Sendak's work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in Sf. If you are anywhere near San Fran and have any interest at all in Sendak, go see it. It is always so inspiring and enlightening for me to see other illustrators work, especially a master.

One thing that surprised me was the size of his work, there are a few spreads from "Wild Things" there and they are half the size of the book! So the Nutshell Library drawings are like, actually that size. Anyway, fascinating guy with a fascinating story who does fascinating work.

1 comment:

Ginger*:) said...

Mr. Sendak is indeed a fascinating artist and human being. The special on HBO, "Tell them anything you want" provided great insight into the artist and the man. If you can find a rerun of that watch it for sure!