NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED DR. SEUSS ART ON EXHIBITION AND AVAILABLE FOR ACQUISITION AT AVONDALE ARTWORKS
Limited Estate Edition “The Cat That Changed The World”
Jacksonville, Florida – (October 2012) Avondale Artworks Art Gallery & Custom Framing, Jacksonville’s premier fine art gallery, will host the North American premiere of a never-before-seen estate edition print, “The Cat That Changed The World” in an exhibition at the gallery on Friday, November 9th, 2012 from 6-8pm and Saturday, November 10th from 1-3pm and 6-8 pm in the evening. Artwork is available for acquisition and all appearances are open to the public.
Bill Dreyer, the Collection Curator and international authority on the art of Dr. Seuss, will be in Jacksonville for the world-premiere unveiling of the piece, and will do in-gallery Q & A at all scheduled public presentations, providing insight into Ted Geisel’s (AKA Dr. Seuss) artistic life, his unique vision, and his significant impact on American culture.
Curator Bill Dreyer at Museum of Science & Industry Chicago
On display will be the important and extraordinary “Abduction of the Sabine Woman”, as depicted by Rubens, Poussin, Picasso and Theodor Seuss Geisel - Circa 1930. http://www.drseussart.com/sabinewoman
Abduction of the Sabine Woman
The Secrets of the Deep Art Exhibition presents an expanded and reorganized look at Dr. Seuss’s artistic legacy with a focus on the extraordinary collection of imagery reproduced from his nearly seventy-year artistic career. This exhibition offers an insider’s view of Dr. Seuss’s little known private works; the windows to the world of an unassuming genius. Artistically, they embody a magical combination of the person and persona of Ted Geisel and Dr. Seuss and, in many ways, are what one imagines the Good Doctor would create late at night in his hilltop studio. At other times, the imagery and titles stretch well beyond all preconceived notions. In either case, Dr. Seuss delivers a feast of visual stunners, dense with ideas.
Artist in his Studio
What you may not know about Dr. Seuss? Over Three Million Facebook Friends: Featured artworks and imagery from his most beloved children’s books…yes…but this exhibition will provide collectors an opportunity to see the adult side of the Artist, as the exhibition features a spicy selection of imagery including Booby Trap, Martini Bird, Surly Cat Being Ejected and The Rather Odd Myopic Woman Riding Piggyback on one of Helen’s Many Cats.
As children, we grew up on Seuss’s playful verse and zealous imagination. As adults, we realize that Theodor Seuss Geisel is not just an important and innovative 20th-century painter but one of the few artists working in any medium who knows how to make people happy while at the same time inspiring them to think.
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About the Award-Winning Book:
The 15th annual Independent Publisher Books Awards for the “best independent titles of the year” were presented in New York on May 23, 2011as an adjunct to BookExpo America.
Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel received the 2011 Gold Medal in the National Fine Art Category, winning over entries from 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, 7 Canadian provinces, and 7 countries overseas.
This year’s contest attracted 3,059 entries in the national categories and 848 entries in the regional competitions. The judges declared that they “found excellence in every category, and we proclaim the quality, creativity, and originality of independent publishing to be better than ever.”
Secrets of the Deep is a 349-page visual-history monograph on Dr. Seuss, comprised of 305 artworks, and 25 black-and-white photographs of Ted Geisel, many of which were provided by the Seuss Estate. Insightful essays complement the imagery, giving a fresh perspective into the artistic evolution of Ted’s vast career.
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 if ever 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, authorized estate editions were re-created from Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, and sculpture for private collection and museum exhibition. Audrey Geisel (Mrs. Dr. Seuss) writes in her introduction to the Secrets of the Deep book, “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.”
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 1920s. 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, and 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 alongside old and contemporary masters including Picasso, Warhol, Rembrandt, Miró, 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.
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As children, we grew up on Seuss's playful verse and zealous imagination. As adults, we realize that Theodor Seuss Geisel is not just an important and innovative 20th-century painter, but one of the few artists working in any medium who knows how to make people happy while at the same time inspiring them to think.
"Abduction of the Sabine Woman" released Summer of 2012.