Join us at POP by LaMantia and LaMantia Gallery as we present an Exciting New Exhibition from the Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Opening reception will be Saturday, November 16th, 12 pm – 8 pm.
Artwork will be on exhibition and available for purchase from Novermeber 16th to December 1st.
The Cat Behind the Hat!
For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary
worlds. His artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection
is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)
created paintings and sculpture, which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate.
POP by LaMantia and LaMantia Gallery in Northport, NY will share a compelling selection of artworks
from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection on display at POP by LaMantia Gallery located at 90 Main Street in
Northport NY, from 12pm-8pm on Saturday November 16. Visitors may explore and acquire works from
Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding
collection based on decades of artwork, which Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure.
Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional
“Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names such as Carbonic Walrus, Two-Horned Drouberhannis,
and Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, to name a few.
Additionally, Ted’s cat was never far from his artist thoughts. He drew himself as The Cat Behind the
Hat, his cat was the protagonist in several of his Secret Art paintings and, as a fun aside, many of his
early advertisements and cartoons had a “cat bystander” witnessing all the action. They hinted at his
adventures across the world, his reclusive sensibility despite his fame, and his penchant for the childlike
fantasy and humor, which infused nearly every facet of his life.
Despite the unprecedented demand during his lifetime, no limited edition artworks were ever
conceived, authorized, or created until this historic project began in 1997, six years after Geisel’s death.
That year, this exclusive project put into motion a series of artworks and exhibitions, which firmly
established him as one of the most iconic artistic talents of the 20th century.
Each of these Estate-Authorized limited editions has been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss
Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Additionally, each work bears a posthumously
printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition
commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate.
In her preface to the popular coffee table book on this collection, The Cat Behind the Hat, Audrey Geisel
(Ted Geisel’s widow) writes, “I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to
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