New York has gone "Wild Things" crazy this past week. To coincide with the new Spike Jonze movie, there have been book readings around town, an exhibition of Maurice Sendak's original drawings at the Morgan Library (another often overlooked museum) and a selection of his lithographs and drawings for sale through the Animazing Gallery in Soho. This book was always a favorite of my family's - as it was for many families. I wanted to buy a lithograph for my niece, but they all sold on opening night!
I went and saw the movie last week. It is extremely beautiful although a little slow. Every shot is like a piece of art and it was filmed in Melbourne and South Australia! So the landscape is so familiar and yet foreign as well, as you witness the beasts rumpus through the eucalypts and along the coast.
Images: Animazing Gallery, www.wherethewildthingsare.warnerbros.com