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    Maurice Sendak. Two Signed Posters. Seasonal Poster for the Houston Grand Opera, 1997. Signed "Maurice Sendak" in ink at the lower right just below the illustration. Measures 28 x 22 inches. One short fingernail indentation on the left side, else fine. [and:] "New York Is Book Country," 1998. Signed in blue ink by the artist at lower right corner. Fine.

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    Maurice Sendak. Two Signed Posters, including: Seasonal Poster for the Houston Grand Opera, 1997. Signed "Maurice Sendak" in ink at the lower right just below the illustration. Measures 28" x 22". The poster reads "Houston Grand Opera The 43rd Season 1997-98" and shows a Sendak illustration depicting a scene from Madame Butterfly. Sendak designed this piece as a generic poster celebrating the HGO's entire 1997-1998 season, where Sendak premiered his own production of Hansel and Gretel. One small fingernail indentation on the left side, else fine condition. [and:] "New York Is Book Country," 1998. Poster for the Book Festival on Fifth Avenue, September 27 1998, the 20th Anniversary of this annual Manhattan street fair, and the 35th anniversary of the publication of Where the Wild Things Are. This time, Mr. Sendak borrows from his own "Literary Lunch" design where a Wild Thing sits at a table of books ready to devour them with raised knife and fork against a backdrop of a composite Manhattan skyline. Measures 19" x 28". Sponsored by the New York Public Library, UPS and the book industry. Signed in blue ink by the artist at lower right corner. A stunning Sendak display piece in fine condition.



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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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