It was a sad day when I had learned that Maurice Sendak had died.
I had the opportunity of meeting him when he was doing a book signing years ago at the Children's Book Store, Toronto.
So when I had heard that there was a show of some of his original work at the TD Gallery, of course I was going to go.
The story of a disobedient boy with a fierce imagination, "Where the Wild Things Are" is one of the most beloved children's books of all time.
In celebrations of the 50th anniversary of its publication, this exhibition presents a retrospective of the original artwork by the book's revered author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak (1928 - 2012).
The works on display highlight Sendak's range as an artist - from original illustrations from "Where the Wild Things Are", "In the Night Kitchen", "Little Bear" and other popular works, to set and costume designs, to animation cels, posters, and sketches for fans and close friends.
This exhibition also feature original artwork and signed prints from the Toronto Public Library's Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books.
|a floor to ceiling enlargement from "Where the Wild Things Are", Maurice Sendak|
More of the show tomorrow...