|Maurice Sendak, original drawing for FAO Schwarz, NY|
Despite the poor lighting in the gallery (light, as you know, causes the colours to fade over time) the colours of this piece are as brilliant and crisp as when the work was completed. Sendak had a way of creating detail and simplicity simultaneously. You can see this by the feathers of the chicken/or-whatever-it-is, contrasted with the mere suggestion of brick work in the background walls. There is also a sense of "layering" long before photoshop what ever around.
More of the show tomorrow.