20 July 2009

Seuss on Show

Dr. Seuss has come to town! Or, at least, a collection of his artwork has come to the 4th Wall Gallery in Dallas for the official launching of Storyopolis Fine Art. My husband and I attended the opening of The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective and National Touring Exhibition on Friday and were thrilled by images from our childhood. The gallery’s walls display brightly colored prints from all the familiar Seuss stories – from Green Eggs and Ham to How the Grinch Stole Christmas (and my favorite, the tongue-twisting Fox in Sox). Alongside these familiar images were examples of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s early illustration and advertising work, as well as pieces from his “secret collection.” We loved seeing his “taxadermied heads” sculptures – mounted busts of animals clearly straight out of a Seuss illustration.

Kids (and grownups!) will love identifying pages from some of their favorite stories, and parents will enjoy learning a little more about the real man behind the whimsy. The Art of Dr. Seuss is open through Aug. 8. — Mary D.

1 comment:

Jordan Roth said...

Thank you, Mary, for the wonderful review and for recommending the exhibit.

Your readers are all welcome -- kids and grown-ups, to view the Art of Dr. Seuss, as well as our amazing collection of other work found in famous Children's books.

Feel free to call the gallery at 214.740.9400 with any questions!