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Maurice Sendak

Opera Auction

Glorious Props And Costumes Put Up For Auction By New York City Opera

Nothing says “over the top” quite like opera, and now some of the most glorious and sometimes strange sets, props and costumes from the New York City Opera can be yours for the right price.

01/23/2013

FILE - Standing with a character from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," author and illustrator Maurice Sendak speaks with the media at the Childrens Museum of Manhattan in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Maurice Sendak, Author Of ‘Where Wild Things Are,’ Dead At 83

Longtime friend and live-in caretaker Lynn Caponera said she was with Maurice Sendak when he died at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at Danbury Hospital.

05/08/2012