Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Art by Maurice Sendak

I drove out to Orange County over the weekend to see the Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons exhibition at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. If you are a fan of Sendak's work, of art, of drawings, of children's books, etc., and if you are anywhere near Orange County before April 28, 2013, you REALLY SHOULD check out this show. I just love his work, and it was amazing to see his drawings, watercolors and prints in person. Here are pics (the pics really don't do the works justice --- so sorry some of the pics are fuzzy -- it is hard to take decent pics of art that is framed under plexi, particularly with dim lighting and an old iphone camera!) to give you an idea of what is on view in this exhibition.


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MAURICE SENDAK: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

February 16 - April 28, 2013

2002 N.MAIN STREET
SANTA ANA, CA 92706


10 comments:

sporkgasm said...

Love him! You totally brought me back to my childhood with this post. Thanks!

Jen said...

So cool. How can you not love those magical creatures. I miss fun art. We all know the caliber of shows that happen round' these parts. Kokopelli's and ceramic spoon holders.

Pearl said...

How wonderful!

And Little Bear. O, how i loved him!

Pearl

kathy @ vodka and soda said...

where the while things are!!!

Shelley said...

I loved that bear book! his drawings are very cool... I should probably go hit the museum up!

btw Ive been feeding the kiddo food, and it is one of my favorite things so far :) I can't wait till I get to feed him a larger variety and finger foods! the thought of a little one enjoying pepperoni cracks me up!

The Savage said...

I love his art.
Surprisingly there is a modern art museum tucked away in Sedalia, Missouri on the State Fair Community College campus. If only we had more things of culture here....

Stoic Tia said...

Man I wish I could go! Love his style, our youngest boys nursery is Where the Wild Things Are themed:)

Alisa said...

Love Maurice Sendak! Terry Gross interviewed him, really interesting!

Dancing Branflake said...

Can you believe I've never read Where the Wild Things Are? This needs to change. ASAP.

Trissta said...

I grew up with seeing his work all over. It makes me sad that they made a movie out of it and kinda ruined it for me. He is super talented. Like beyond talented. I'd never seen the sketches before... I underestimated it for so long.

Much Love,
Trissta