Monday, July 9, 2012

Wild About F. A. O. Schwarz

This superb preliminary pencil study on vellum by the late Maurice Sendak for the 1988 F. A. O. Schwarz catalogue was offered for sale at Illustration House on June 25, 2011. It depicts the head of a Wild Thing. It did not find a buyer.

Maurice Sendak, Preliminary pencil art foF. A. O. Schwarz 198Catalogue Cover
Illustration House. Unsold.
Maurice Sendak, Preliminary pencil art for F. A. O. Schwarz 1988 catalogue cover, Illustration House Auction Listing. Unsold.
Image added November 10, 2011
Maurice Sendak, F. A. O. Schwarz The Ultimate Toy Catalogue 1988

Maurice Sendak, F. A. O. Schwarz The Ultimate Toy Catalogue 1988


November 11, 2012 Update:  The preliminary pencil art is now being offered at Bonhams New York in December, this time with a much lower reserve of $3,000 to $5,000.

Maurice Sendak, Preliminary Pencil Art for F. A. O. Schwarz 1988 Catalogue Cover
Image added November 13, 2012


Maurice Sendak, Preliminary pencil art for F. A. O. Schwarz 1988 catalogue cover, Bonhams Auction Listing.
Image added November 11, 2012
October 29, 2013 Update:




June 25, 2017 Update: The finished artwork was also used for the cover of Sendak in Asia (1996).
Sendak in Asia, Kingston, NY:  Battledore Ltd, 1996

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