The only known Maurice Sendak mural will be on display at the Free Library of Philadelphia starting June 11th. The Chertoff Mural was painted in 1961 for the children of Sendak's friends Lionel and Roslyn Chertoff in their New York City apartment. The Chertoff children donated the mural to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in 2008.
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At Atelier, we have seen it all! Plastic stuck to the face of an important Andy Warhol screen print, a heavy marble sculpture packed in a scrap-wood crate with only hay acting as a cushion, a crate arriving with only duct tape holding the lid on. In all of these cases, the short-cuts were misguided efforts to save a little money. But conservation costs, insurance coordination, and re-tracing where things went wrong results in the loss of even more time and resources.
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