Rare Signed Original Maurice Sendak Sketch To Be Auctioned Off
The rare Sendak piece, generously donated by The Maurice Sendak Estate, is a signed original sketch, entitled Little Bear.
“We couldn’t be more honored and grateful to The Maurice Sendak Estate for their donation of this rare Sendak piece,” said ABFFE auction manager, Kristen Gilligan Vlahos. “The generosity of donations in general is humbling and impressive. Many of the illustrators will be in attendance, too. This is shaping up to be one fun and special event.”
This year, everyone, everywhere will have the opportunity to participate in supporting the free speech rights of young readers, whether at the auction for the publishing industry at BEA or the online auction open to the public May 18-24. The online auction will feature different works of art than the BEA auction.
Proceeds will support the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression’s defense of the free speech rights of young readers. ABFFE is a co-founder of the Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP) and a principal sponsor of Banned Books Week, the only national celebration of the freedom to read.
Tickets to the auction at BEA, which is open to all members of the book industry, are on sale now.
ABFFE’s auction website offers a preview of the growing number of artworks in each auction.