Friday, April 15, 2005

Holey Moley, I HAVE to go to this. "Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak," at the Jewish Museum. It runs from now until the day before my birthday... I am so inspired by his artwork, and not just because he found twelve things to say about chicken soup with rice. He manages to incorporate so many styles and still look like his own work. His paintings are joyful, sometimes disturbing (ever see Outside Over There?) and I think he paints each picture just for his own enjoyment. Which is ultimately as it should be. : : : : : The NYT article (free subscription) with narrated slideshows: "Sendak in All His Wild Glory" Gallery of images to enlarge

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