This past Thursday the Animazing Gallery unveiled the world’s largest exhibition and sale of original illustrations and etchings from the collection of artist and author Maurice Sendak. The show is comprised of 200 pieces and will run through November 8th and coincides with a Sendak retrospective at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Sendak may be best known for Where the Wild Things Are (just brought to life on film with the help of Spike Jonze), but he's authored and illustrated more than 100 books; he's currently working on his latest, titled Bumble-Ardy.
The gallery (located on Broome & Greene) will have etchings, limited editions and a commemorative poster for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Rosenbach Museum & Library and the Jane Goodall Institute. The exhibition is free and open to the public seven days a week; Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More details can be found here.