TODAY is the 50th Anniversary of the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. First published in 1963, it has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.
The New York Times obituary for Maurice Sendak calls Where the Wild Things Are “simultaneously genre-breaking and career-making,” describing Sendak as being “…widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.”
One of the most talked about interviews we’ve ever done was with Maurice Sendak in 2011 shortly before he died. Sendak reflects on love, loss, and celebrating life:
I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.
Holidaymakers can now spend nights sleeping beneath the surface of the ocean at this partially submerged hotel suite in the Zanzibar archipelago.
After being escorted to the remote suite by boat, guests use a staircase to descend to their underwater bedroom, where windows on every wall allow 360 degree views of the underwater coral reef and sea life.
The Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels. Join our Q&A with inFORM’s inventors on Thursday, November 21st at 3pm Eastern.
I told you this show will be a must see for West Coast hoop heads. Support.
I will have 6 pieces on display, including the two original works seen above done exclusively for the show. Limited edition prints (25 of each) will be available for sale.
For those not able to make it to LA I am offering prints for sale through my web-store. 10 of each are available. Signed and numbered, 13” x 19” on 240g/m fine art archival cotton rag (really high quality paper).
If you’re interested in purchasing one of the 10 available outside the show, here’s the links:
Your support is really appreciated as it allows me to participate in great events like this- and continue doing the art that I love to do.