What is Art?
Published February 28th, 2019
With the 115th birthday of Dr. Seuss approaching, and the recent passing of his wife Audrey Geisel, there has been a lot of press regarding the legendary author; 28 years after his death!
Among the many drawings remaining at the Seuss estate, they discovered an unfinished manuscript. This manuscript was found in a similar manner to the one used the create the posthumous 2015 release of “What Pet Should I Get” (a now best-seller).
This new manuscript however deals with a quite exciting topic for those of us who already appreciate Dr. Seuss fine art! As you may know, Ted’s late wife Audrey Geisel paired with Chase art group at the turn of the century to establish a collection of limited-edition fine artworks, never before seen to the public. Ted created many artworks during his lifetime which he never sold. The rare collections include his Secret Art, Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy, Illustration Art, & Bronze Tribute Collection.
The Ultimate Question
The upcoming book asks the question “What is Art?” and explores an artist’s creative process. Ultimately, it will give readers an inside look at how Ted thought about art, and how he viewed the world. Ted (Theodore Seuss Geisel) had an amazingly creative eye and a passionate belief in imagination! It is so exciting to be able to get a glimpse inside his mind after all of these years.
“Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum” is set to release this upcoming Sept. 3. through Random House Children’s Books. Illustrator Andrew Joyner finished the 80% completed manuscript and fully illustrated the book, as the sketches recovered were too incomplete to use. Joyner’s style is “both subtly Seussian and wholly his own.”
The publication will feature references to Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and other famous artists. The rumor is that Seuss characters like the Cat in the Hat, and the Grinch may appear in this book! Some of Joyner’s previous children’s books include “Too Many Elephants in This House” and “The Swap.”
The upcoming release of this new children’s book is truly delightful. In fact, it is a joy to see the legacy of Dr.Seuss living on in this new generation!
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