The Rare Editions of Dr. Seuss

Dr Seuss rare works exhibition at Art Leaders Gallery

The Rare Editions of Dr. Seuss

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain.” – Dr. Seuss

Art Leaders Gallery is celebrating the one and only Dr. Seuss! For his 119th birthday, we have dedicated a month-long exhibition showcasing his unique sculptures and artworks.

The Cat Behind the Hat

Theodor “Dr.Seuss” Geisel began his career as a cartoonist in the 1920s. His unique perspective and fresh concepts launched his career. Geisel’s work evolved quickly to illustration art, unorthodox taxidermy sculptures, and secret midnight oil paintings as a result. Furthermore, his artwork is still alive today in his numerous children’s books.

Significantly, Dr. Seuss single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the surrealist movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s doodles.

While Dr. Seuss protected his Secret Art from criticism, he always intended for the work to be seen when he was gone. In 1997, this dream was realized when The Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched. For the first time, collectors saw special limited editions reproduced from Ted’s original drawings and paintings. In her introduction to the collection Audrey Geisel wrote, “I remember telling Ted that there would come a day when many of his paintings would be seen and he would thus share with his fans another facet of himself—his private self. That day has come. I am glad.”

Above all, find his Limited Edition Midnight Paintings, Illustration Art, Unorthodox Taxidermy Sculptures, and Bronze Tribute Collection for sale at Art Leaders Gallery.

The Secret Art: Midnight Paintings and Unorthodox Taxidermy

“I remember telling Ted that there will come a day where many of his paintings would be seen and he would thus share with his fans another facet of himself, his private self. That day has come, and I am glad.”
– Audrey Geisel

The world knows Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel as the American author that inspired generations to read. What most don’t know is that Dr. Seuss created a series of Midnight Paintings in addition to his well-known characters. These secret paintings served as creative outlets for the artist, sometimes inspiring his famous books. Like his collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy, Seuss never sold these paintings during his lifetime. He was firm that the children’s books were his career, and the paintings were a pass-time. It wasn’t until after his death, Audrey Geisel decided that the world needed to see this side of Seuss. As a result, The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection was created.

 

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