The article is posted on the Sotheby’s website. Slobokina’s work Seagull is currently on display and up for auction at Sotheby’s.
The Paris Review recently published an article How Not to Be Forgotten By Lauren Kane (May 1, 2019).
Subtitled: On the legacy of Esphyr Slobodkina, one of America’s first abstract artists.
Heroines at the Helm
The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island NY.
This exhibit explores the impact of women who pushed social borders to affect change in a male-defined world as reflected in the arts spanning the age of 19th century whaling wives to contemporary female artists.
After looking through the many works of Esphyr Slobokina, Director Nomi Dayan and staff administrators decided to include eight Slobodkina works rather than just two in their exhibition.
The exhibit is currently running through September, 2019.
SANTE FE, NE MEXICO – Lewallen Galleries will be including selected works of Esphyr Slobodkina in two exhibitions taking place this fall and winter and one solo retrospective later in 2020. More information coming this summer.
KANSAS CITY MISSOURI – The Rabbit hOle, “The World’s First Explor-a-Storium,” is a future cultural institution for children’s literature and they invited us to participate in the venture. A dedicated space in the Explor-a-Storium is being designed to feature not only the Caps for Sale book series, but also,Esphyr Slobodkina’s life and art. The Caps for Sale room will be one of the first Explor-a-Storium exhibits lined up for production.
We are in the process of building a Caps for Sale website dedicated to children and educators.
The site will be completely interactive including moving monkeys, “click-on caps” that take one to many things to do and learn, downloadable teaching guides and printables for children and a research center to learn about Esphyr’s life, How Caps for Sale was born, even monkeys of the world.
We are planning contests and “live” readings of the stories. Launch date is August, just before teachers and students head back to school.
We are working with website developer Peter Ingersoll (ingersollinteractive.com), who has volunteered many hours of his time to help us in this exciting undertaking.
NEW RELEASE COMING AUGUST 29, 2017
The New York Times bestselling and beloved Caps for Sale series by renowned illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina continues with the all-new release, Caps for Sale and the Mindful Monkeys!
Following More Caps for Sale, this funny and thoughtful read-aloud is inspired by The Elves and the Shoemaker. Here, the monkeys prove to the peddler that while they may be mischievous, they can also be very helpful.
Those playful monkeys who wore the peddler’s wares in Caps for Sale just won’t leave him alone. As he walks through the streets selling his caps, the monkeys follow behind him, and as he walks back home at the end of the day, they trail along too. All in step. The peddler is tired of their trouble, but when he asks his friend Essie for advice, she thinks he should give them one more chance before deciding they’re no good. So when the peddler must go out of town to attend to a sick friend, the monkeys have a surprise in store for his return, showing that they might just be more mindful than they appear.
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A book signing and story presentation will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 2-4:30 p.m. at Rizzoli Bookstore in Manhattan.
We are excited to release our new website design. We are committed to keep the site updated and engaging. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to make our website better.