Limited edition signed print produced in honor of Sendak's visit to West Virginia in 1997, depicting a Wild Thing wearing a hillbilly hat and waving a lariat surrounding the word "BOO!"
"HILLBILLY WILD THING"
The print, on beautiful thick paper, is accompanied by a separately printed sheet describing the circumstances that led to its creation. It was produced "particularly for the art exbhit 'Doubly Gifted, Writers Who Paint' – sponsored by The University of Charleston in the Frankenberger Gallery (November 1-6, 1997)." Quite a scarce piece, with only documented two auction records since its issue.
Charleston, West Virginia: Parchment Gallery Graphics, 1997. 11.5'' x 10'' (print); 12'' x 12'' (envelope). Single sheet on Arches handmade paper, printed photolithographically recto only, signed, numbered, and dated by Sendak in pencil: "O/25 Maurice Sendak July '97." In original manila envelope with printed label. With original printed limitation page. All elements marked with letter "O."
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