It is with great pleasure that I share Ted, his art, his imagination, and his boundless creativity. I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world. -- Audrey Geisel (Mrs. Dr. Seuss)
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 21, 2010
From August 21, 2010 through September 8, 2010, The Story Book House (http://www.thestorybookhouse.com) will present “The Art of Dr. Seuss – Rare Editions Event.” Celebrating the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, twenty-four of the most sought-after artworks will be presented at the gallery with recent releases from The Art of Dr. Seuss collection, offering a rare opportunity for visitors to view and experience one of the largest selections of authorized estate editions ever assembled. This exhibition offers an insider’s view of the extraordinary imagery reproduced from Dr. Seuss’s private collection of paintings and sculptures created throughout his 70 years of artistic innovation. The Story Book House owners Kristine and Matthew Abramowitz are honored to be one of the few art galleries and children's book stores to allowed to sell the masterful work of Dr. Suess. "Art truly does inspire reading" at The Story Book House. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view and purchase some rare editions of Dr. Suess.
Artist representative, Jeff Schuffman, will be present at the exhibition opening at 12 – 10PM on August 21, to provide insights into Geisel’s artistic life, his unique vision and his impact on American culture. Exhibition curator, William Dreyer is available for phone interviews at (847-564-2000 ext. 26).
About the Exhibition:
For over 70 years, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s illustrations brought a visual realization to his fantastic imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page. Ted Geisel’s “Secret Art,” the paintings and sculptures created at night for his own personal enjoyment, were rarely exhibited during his lifetime. Seuss always dreamed of sharing these works with his fans and had entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. Audrey, too, believed the work deserved further recognition and that Ted himself would one day be evaluated not only as an author, but also as an artist in his own right. In 1997, this dream was realized when The Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched. For the first time, collectors were able to see and acquire artworks reproduced from Geisel’s original drawings, paintings and sculpture. Audrey Geisel (Mrs. Dr. Seuss) remarked in 2010, “It is with great pleasure that I share Ted, his art, his imagination, and his boundless creativity. I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.”
Since the historic launch of this project, over thirty editions of Arabic numbers have sold-out, fifteen others are quickly approaching sell-out. This exhibition presents the largest selection of rare estate editions ever assembled. Artworks from this collection have toured to galleries and museums around the world, establishing Dr. Seuss as a significant artist of the 20th Century.
It is with great pleasure that we share with you the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel.
About the Artist: Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904–1991).
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920’s. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.
Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children's authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Geisel was also a political cartoonist for PM magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life. He had a long, successful advertising career, he was an Academy Award winner for his wartime documentaries, as well as his animated short film, “Gerald McBoing Boing.” Today his paintings hang in fine art galleries along side Old and Contemporary Masters including Picasso, Warhol, Rembrandt, Miro and others.
His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 44 children’s books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters and clever humor. Geisel 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 classroom doodles.
About Our Fine Art Gallery:
The Story Book House (http://www.thestorybookhouse.com) is one of the largest independent book boutiques in the country. The gallery is the home of over 100 Artists from Dr. Suess to Tim Burton. Also available at the show will be The Story Book House's famous Book Gift Baskets starting from $75.
The Story Book House Details:
- Location: 2925 Fairmount St. Dallas, TX 75201
- Hours: General store hours Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
- Rare Dr. Seuss Opening Exhibition, Saturday, August 21, 12pm - 10pm
- Special presentations by Dr. Seuss Artist Representative, Jeff Schuffman at 8pm
- Information: 1-888-90-Story
- Admission: Free
- School visits welcome, please call to schedule