|Preliminary sketch for "Where the Wild Things Are"--there is a tissue overlay with graphite shading, pencil sketch underneath|
I recently travelled to Philadelphia to the Rosenbach Museum & Library to see their exhibit "The Night Max Wore His Wolf Suit." It was a small exhibit, nicely focused on Where the Wild Things Are in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of its publication.
The exhibit consisted mainly of letters and sketches that showed the stages of development for the story and art. I was hoping for more of the final drawings, but there were several included so that was good.
One terrific bonus in the exhibit (speaking of final drawings) was a beautiful pen and ink drawing from Kenny's Window.
Follow this link for information about the recent exhibit:
Wild Things Exhibit at the Rosenbach
|A huge banner version of this poster is on display at the Rosenbach Library|