An exhibition showcasing a selection of works from the estate of Dr Seuss is about to go on show at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley.
‘Dr Seuss’ is, of course, the pseudonym of Theodor ‘Seuss’ Geisel, an editorial cartoonist in the 1920s.
Just about everyone is familiar with the work of Dr Seuss, whose books are beloved across five generations, but not everyone knows that Geisel was also a visual artist who painted and sculpted for his own enjoyment. He called these pieces his ‘Secret Art’.
Geisel always dreamed of sharing his ‘Secret Art’ with his fans, and entrusted his wife to carry out his wishes once he died. In 1995, The Art of Dr Seuss collection was launched.
The exhibition, which was hugely popular when it first came to Mitchell Fine Art last year, showcases 49 works from the Art of Dr Seuss Collection, including limited editions of illustration works, anniversary prints, two ‘Unorthodox Taxidermy’s, a bronze sculpture and nine works from the Secret Art Series and Archive Collection.
Several of the works that make up the exhibition are now sold out, and are no longer available to purchase from the publisher, so this will be your only chance to see them up close.
A particular highlight of this year’s exhibition is two new releases from the estate of Dr Seuss — Talk, Talk, Talk and There’s So So Much To Read.
The exhibition will show at Mitchell Fine Art (86 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley) from Wednesday 16 November to Tuesday 20 December.
A selection of Dr Seuss works are also on display at the Sofitel Brisbane Central in Turbot Street; these works are also available for purchase via the gallery.
The gallery is open six days a week from 10am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.