Joe Mathieu has maintained possession of most of his original illustrations. As he has illustrated over 100 children's books, hundreds of magazine features and over 60 album and CD covers, this unique collection consists of several thousand pieces.
Joe has recently begun to put some of these one of a kind originals up for sale. Since the bulk of this work was done for Sesame Street, this is a unique and possibly definitive collection of Sesame Street original art.
We can only present a sampling of the many pieces that Joe is willing to sell; so, if you have a favorite book illustrated by Joe and you would like to inquire as to the availability and price of a particular piece, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The originals are un-framed as they were when returned from publication, and all original art will be signed by the artist.
It is important to remember that these are NOT prints. They are the original illustrations, and as such, they are sold for the personal enjoyment of the buyer. The publisher owns the copyright, so reproduction rights remain with the publisher and are not part of the sale. The Sesame Street Muppet characters are licensed and owned by Sesame Workshop and Muppets, Inc., so NO reproduction of the original art is permitted. We will send any buyer a written agreement that will spell out the details and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding this matter.