Kensington Estate Auctions presents Sendak art June 18


Maurice Sendak drawing on ‘Wild Things’ proof sheet with a photograph of the illustrator and author. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Kensington Estate Auctions image

CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Kensington Estate Auctions will offer a diverse array of art, antiques and collectibles on Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

A collection of American, European and Asian art from the 18th through 21st centuries will be offered. Artists include Heinrich Lefler, Peter Max, Maurice Sendak (above), Philip Jamison, Frederick Massa, James Rosenquist, Paul Blanca, Alfred Statler, David Shapiro, Beni Montresor, William Steig, Colette Raker and Edmond Zeiger.


Folk art oil painting by Colette Raker. Kensington Estate Auctions image

Highlighted will be original storyboard illustrations: Superman DC Comic, Mad Magazine, and an original 1930s Walt Disney Pinocchio production drawing.

Collectors will not want to miss the collection of handwritten letters by Norman Rockwell, the diva Renalta Tebaldi, Arthur Rackham, Timothy Cole, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Dana Gibson, Maxfield Parrish and other celebrities.


Norman Rockwell original hand-signed letter. Kensington Estate Auctions image

Special for the connoisseur of erotic is The White Book in two volumes. These books contain original erotic watercolors with illuminated calligraphy poetry and text.

An early American Indian Navajo rug, several Sioux war clubs, woven Indian baskets and Indian watercolors by the Santa Fe artist George Stanley will be sold.

Chinese representation will include original Mao-era political posters and sculptures.

Tibetan paintings and sculptures, as well as Anglo-Indian Mughal enameled portrait objects, are included.

Two 19th-century violins will be available, from France by Nicholas Duchene and a German Hopf.


Vintage German Hopf violin. Kensington Estate Auctions image

Other outstanding items include Hindu Temple sculptures, diamond earrings, Tiffany, large collection of first edition books, an array of ceramics and more.