Description

    Maurice Sendak Signed Poster Entitled "Freedom to Read." Signed by Sendak at the lower right of the illustration. Measures 21.5 x 30 inches. Fine.

    More Information:

    This wonderful poster was issued by the American Booksellers Association to develop awareness about book censorship, and to aid the ABA's Legal Defense Fund. The central image depicts Mickey from In the Night Kitchen, which was partially banned because of its frontal nudity, along with many other famously censored books represented in text within the illustration. Two versions of the poster were issued: a limited edition of 275 copies signed only by Sendak and a deluxe version limited to 90 copies (of which this present example is #79) signed by Sendak and approximately 40 additional writers, artists, newspersons, actors, and more, all victims of censorship during their careers. Some of the other signatures include: Jeffrey Archer, Harlan Ellison, Harrison Ford, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Blum, Beth Henley, Barry Moser, Dan Rather, Neil Simon, Gloria Steinem, Garry Trudeau, Chris Van Allsburg, David Weisner, Robin Williams, Mary Higgins Clark, and John Sayles. A truly rare display item for all enemies of censorship. Fine condition.



    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,081

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 10 - 11 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Chicago.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,414