Maurice Sendak Exhibit at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

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Repeats every 3 days until Sun Sep 10 2017.
Friday, September 8, 2017 Various times
Event Info
Fri $25.00; Weekend Pass for $15 or $10 on Sunday
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Leigh Infield 212/691-7297
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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At the upcoming Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, September 8-10 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, the world of Maurice Sendak comes vividly alive. In celebration of the inauguration of a new Works on Paper section, the fair will mount a gallery-style exhibition and sale of Sendak’s original works – his first solo show to be held in his native Brooklyn, now more than five years after his death in 2012.

Show goers will see first-hand why Sendak’s illustrations continue to be internationally beloved by children and adults all over the world. This special event will feature original drawings, watercolors, vintage posters, signed prints and etchings, most of which have never been offered for public sale. They have been collected over a period of more than a half century and largely acquired directly from the artist himself. This is an unprecedented opportunity to own a fine art print, actually produced under the artist’s supervision in 1971 from some of his favorite book images. A selection of first edition books will also be available, many of them hand-signed by Mr. Sendak, including a signed first printing of his 1963 Caldecott Award masterpiece.

Friday Preview, benefiting Rare Book School, September 8 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Saturday, September 9 –11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklyn street
11211 Brooklyn , NY 40° 43' 41.3796" N, 73° 57' 26.9172" W
New York
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