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New Release

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
 25th Anniversary Portfolio 
Includes 9 Mixed-Media Pigment Prints on Paper




In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s final book, an Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 25th Anniversary Portfolio was unveiled  at the San Diego History Center museum to honor this special milestone.
Taking center stage, the portfolio is now the featured centerpiece within the museum’s Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss exhibition. 
 
For this collection, nine expertly crafted works, adapted from Dr. Seuss’s original concept drawings, are all presented within a specially designed collector’s case,
 alongside an introductory letter from Audrey Geisel, a rare photograph of Ted in his studio, and excerpts from his original manuscript.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 25th Anniversary Portfolio 
Medium: Set of Nine Mixed-Media Pigment Prints on Paper
Image Size: 14" x 20" each with deckled edges

Edition Size:   295 Arabic Numbers  |  155 Collaborators’ Proofs
99 Roman Numerals - Patrons’ Collection  |  5 Hors d’Commerce

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"Worm Burning Bright, in the Forest in the Night"

Mixed Media Pigment Print on
Archival Canvas
Authorized Estate Edition
 

Image Size: 40” x 25” with additional canvas border

Limited Edition of 850 Arabic Numbers
99 Patrons’ Collection
155 Collaborators’ Proofs
5 Hors d’Commerce

Adapted posthumously from the circa 1969 original oil on illustration board.

Dr. Seuss would often take different artistic genres and portray them in his inimitable style. Consider the Cubism of 
The Rather Odd Myopic Woman, the Abstraction of The Joyous Leaping of Uncanned Salmon, and the Surrealism of Surly Cat Being Ejected. However, the only “drip painting” Ted ever painted is Worm Burning Bright in the Forest in the Night, which juxtaposes a self-illuminating central character with an abstractly
“dripping” forest.

By the time this artwork was painted in 1969, Dr. Seuss certainly would have become familiar with Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings—the genre of abstract art Pollock made famous between 1947 and1950, rewarding him with a place in art history. An avid artistic and cultural sponge, it’s possible that Ted, while on his annual New York trip to Random House, saw MoMA’s 1967 comprehensive Pollock exhibition. Either way, knowledge of Pollock’s drip paintings was practically unavoidable.

 

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The Bronze Sculpture Collection

Horton Hears a Who! - Maquette

Bronze Sculpture
Authorized Estate Edition

Sculpture Dimensions: 14.25"h x 15"w x 9"d
Base Dimensions: 1"h x 10"w x 6.75"d

Limited Edition of 195 Arabic Numbers
99 Patrons’ Collection
55 Collaborators’ Proofs
5 Hors d’Commerce

Inspired by Dr. Seuss's character and created by artist Leo Rijn.

In the fall of 1953 Dr. Seuss began work on another book about Horton the elephant. The theme of the book,
“a person’s a person no matter how small,” had grown out of his post World War II visits to Japanese schools, where the importance of the individual was considered an exciting new concept. Ted dedicated the book to his
“great friend,” Mitsugi Nakamura, a Kyoto university professor.  
 

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After Dark in the Park

Mixed-Media Pigment Print on Archival Canvas
Authorized Estate Edition
 
Adapted posthumously from the circa 1933 watercolor and ink painting
created for the cover of the June 1933 issue of Judge magazine
 
Image and Canvas Size:  36” x 26.5”
Limited Edition of 850 Arabic Numbers
99 Patron's Collection
155 Collaborator Proofs
5 Hors d’ Commerce


In this piece, we land in the middle of a magical decade between Seuss’ first professionally published
cartoon (1927) and the publication of his first children’s book (1937).  Here, in his stunning 1933
Judge Magazine
cover, we witness an artist hitting his stride on the way to becoming America’s most
successful children’s book author and illustrator.
 
The limited edition After Dark in the Park, captures Seuss’ unique use of bright colors and offers a sneak
peak at many of the animals and characters that would evolve into Seuss’ much-loved repertoire of bestiary.
We even witness the stacking of turtles!
 

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Goo Goo Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast


Hand-Painted Cast Resin Sculpture
Authorized Estate Edition

One Left in Gallery!

Dimensions: 17.75” x 15.25” x 15” 
Limited Edition of 850 Arabic Numbers 
99 Patrons’ Collection
155 Collaborators’ Proofs
5 Hors d’Commerce

Adapted posthumously from the original 1930s plaster, horn, and oil on wood mount sculpture.

In 1938 Paul Jerman, who had graduated from Dartmouth with Ted, wrote a brief biography of him
for the alumni newspaper. Jerman said in part, “Another iron in the fire is what the doctor himself calls 
The Seuss System of Unorthodox Taxidermy
. Not satisfied with drawing strange beasties, Ted modeled
the heads of some of his animals and mounted them. Put on display in bookshops around New York to promote 
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
, many people wanted to buy the weird animal heads.”

Shortly after Ted created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Dr. Seuss “The World’s
Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Ted’s Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy 
 remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multidimensional creativity.



 

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LimitArtist: Dr. Seuss  , Title: The Cat that Changed the World - click for larger imageed

The Cat That Changed the World

Mixed-Media Pigment Print on Archival Somerset Paper
Authorized Estate Edition
 
Adapted posthumously from the circa 1957 original preproduction drawing for the 1957
book, The Cat in the Hat
 
Image and Paper Size: 39 5/8” x 28 7/8”
Limited Edition of 850 with 155 Collaborators’ Proofs
99 Patrons’ Collection Serigraphs on Paper
5 Hors d’Commerce
 

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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
Hard Cover Coffee Table Book

with an introduction by Maurice Sendak



8 ˝” x 10 7/8”, 94 pages, 84 color illustrations

 $35.00 retail
fed ex ground shipping $8.00

 

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Archived Show Photos
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"Secrets of the Deep" Art of Dr Seuss Exhibit
 March 2012 at Shaffer Fine Art.


Live Music in the Atrium
 



Filming the news segment at the gallery

"On The Go with Joe" with Joe V.
KPTV Fox 12 TV

 

Archived Show Photos
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The Art of Dr Seuss
May 24 - August 17th, 2014
at the Discovery Museum/World Forestry Center

http://worldforestry.org/

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