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LilJen
05-08-2012, 04:55 PM
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-maurice-sendak-20120509,0,4823266.story

One of my husband's favorite artists. I attended the Nutcracker in Seattle many times, for which he'd designed the set in the mid-1970s (still being used and still awesome!). And I was in love with the "Really Rosie" album (sung by Carole King) and had every song memorized.

skatesindreams
05-08-2012, 05:07 PM
Thank you, for all the pleasure you gave to so many.
RIP.

pollyanna
05-08-2012, 05:55 PM
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-maurice-sendak-20120509,0,4823266.story

One of my husband's favorite artists. I attended the Nutcracker in Seattle many times, for which he'd designed the set in the mid-1970s (still being used and still awesome!).
He was also the designer for Nutcracker - The Motion Picture (http://www.amazon.com/Nutcracker-The-Motion-Picture/dp/B001NOPPKW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1336495547&sr=8-2), my own personal favorite of all the Nutcrackers on video, and I also have the hardcover edition of The Nutcracker (http://www.amazon.com/E-T-A-Hoffmann-Nutcracker-MAURICE-SENDAK/dp/B0010IVF8C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1336495547&sr=8-4) illustrated by Sendak.

A unique and imaginative artist - he will be missed. :(

FigureSpins
05-08-2012, 06:05 PM
He contributed so much to literature and reading as well as art. The family joke when the "Little Bear" cartoon came on TV: "Naptime for Mommy." That show put me out every time I heard the theme song, lol.


May he rest in peace.

AYS
05-08-2012, 06:05 PM
I still have my little very well-thumbed Nutshell Library (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Maurice+Sendak+nutshell+library&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=zwo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsuo&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=994&bih=547&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7495714406994544368&sa=X&ei=VlGpT9mWHMiH6QHYptGbBA&ved=0CGkQ8wIwAA)
by Maurice Sendak sitting on my office bookshelf (copyright 1962, and it was bought for me then, when I was not even 2).

Unique and wonderful work. RIP

barbk
05-08-2012, 06:23 PM
There was a great interview with him not too long ago -- quite the curmudgeon, and boy did it make for some great stories and art.

Probably my favorite memory is the time we checked out the "Where the Wild Things Are" video from the library, only to find that it was an opera with costumes he'd designed. We loved that tape -- checked it out many, many times. I wish I could find it on DVD.

We've also got that little red nutshell library, and still frequently reference Pierre.

His long-time partner died quite some time ago. RIP Maurice Sendak.

Anita18
05-08-2012, 06:26 PM
There was a great interview with him not too long ago -- quite the curmudgeon, and boy did it make for some great stories and art.

Probably my favorite memory is the time we checked out the "Where the Wild Things Are" video from the library, only to find that it was an opera with costumes he'd designed. We loved that tape -- checked it out many, many times. I wish I could find it on DVD.

We've also got that little red nutshell library, and still frequently reference Pierre.

His long-time partner died quite some time ago. RIP Maurice Sendak.
Fittingly, it was with Stephen Colbert.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/08/watch-maurice-sendaks-last-interview-with-stephen-colbert/

RIP Mr. Sendak.

Rob
05-08-2012, 07:17 PM
AW, one of the all time great imaginations.

skatesindreams
05-08-2012, 07:22 PM
He was also the designer for Nutcracker - The Motion Picture (http://www.amazon.com/Nutcracker-The-Motion-Picture/dp/B001NOPPKW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1336495547&sr=8-2), my own personal favorite of all the Nutcrackers on video, and I also have the hardcover edition of The Nutcracker (http://www.amazon.com/E-T-A-Hoffmann-Nutcracker-MAURICE-SENDAK/dp/B0010IVF8C/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1336495547&sr=8-4) illustrated by Sendak.

A unique and imaginative artist - he will be missed. :(

It's on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Nutcracker%3A+The+Motion+Pict ure+sendak&oq=Nutcracker%3A+The+Motion+Picture+sendak&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=youtube-psuggest.12...6664.21718.0.24978.10.9.1

genevieve
05-08-2012, 07:26 PM
I still have my little very well-thumbed Nutshell Library (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Maurice+Sendak+nutshell+library&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=zwo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsuo&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=994&bih=547&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7495714406994544368&sa=X&ei=VlGpT9mWHMiH6QHYptGbBA&ved=0CGkQ8wIwAA)
by Maurice Sendak sitting on my office bookshelf (copyright 1962, and it was bought for me then, when I was not even 2).


I wish I still had my original Nutshell Library, and my Really Rosie album - such staples of my childhood!

RIP Maurice Sendak :(

RoseAugust
05-08-2012, 07:44 PM
I still have my little very well-thumbed Nutshell Library (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Maurice+Sendak+nutshell+library&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=zwo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvnsuo&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=994&bih=547&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7495714406994544368&sa=X&ei=VlGpT9mWHMiH6QHYptGbBA&ved=0CGkQ8wIwAA)
by Maurice Sendak sitting on my office bookshelf (copyright 1962, and it was bought for me then, when I was not even 2).

Unique and wonderful work. RIP

I loved that collection! My favorite in it was: Pierre, a Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters.

paskatefan
05-09-2012, 09:48 AM
Aw ... so sorry to hear this. Loved his books & illustrations for them. There is a museum in Philly, The Rosenbach Museum, that showcases a lot of his artwork. I wonder if they will expand the exhibit even more now.

RIP, Mr. Sendak.