Top 10: Maurice Sendak books & illustrations

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2015-06-26 10:28:27

10) Where the Wild Things Are first edition - $7,000

First edition of Where the Wild Things Are (New York, 1963) with original dust jacket. Sold for $7,000 at PBA Galleries in March 2007.

9) Sketch for Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration - $7,500

A pencil drawing on tracing paper for the dust jacket and title page of Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration (New York, 2000). Signed by Sendak. Sold for $7,500 at Bloomsbury Auctions in September 2008.

8) Where the Wild Things Are first edition - $8,500

First edition, first printing of Where the Wild Things Are (New York, 1963). Sold for $8,500 at Swann Galleries in April 2005.

7) Really Rosie pencil sketches - $10,157

Ten original pencil sketches for the animated version of Really Rosie, with notes and signatures by Sendak, circa 1973. Sold for $10,157 at Christie’s in December 2004.

6) Sharing Literature with Children cover art - $13,000

Original watercolour and ink preliminary illustration for the dust jacket of Francelia Butler’s Sharing Literature with Children, signed by Sendak. Sold for $13,000 at Bloomsbury Auctions in December 2007.

5) Pencil drawing of a Wild Thing - $14,400

A pencil drawing of a Wild Thing peeping out from behind a tree, signed by Sendak. Sold for $14,400 at Sotheby’s in December 2003.

4) Where the Wild Things Are first edition - $19,975

First edition review copy of Where the Wild Things Are (New York, 1963) with original dust jacket. Sold for $19,975 at Christie’s in April 2001.

3) Wild Things are Happening - $20,000

A watercolour and pencil drawing for 1998 Bell Atlantic advertising campaign, picturing a little boy with three Wild Things. Sold for $20,000 at Bloomsbury Auctions in December 2007.

2) Wild Things watercolours - $24,000

Two original watercolours of Wild Things signed by Sendak, sold for $24,000 at Sotheby’s in March 2006.

1) Wild Things backdrop landscape - $62,500

Original artwork for Where the Wild Things Are, an ink and watercolour backdrop landscape signed by Sendak, sold for $62,500 at Heritage Auctions in March 2009.

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