Dr. Seuss’s Secret Art Collection is coming to Wilmington giving you the chance to own one of the rare pieces

For over 70 years the whimsical stories and illustrations of Dr. Seuss’ work has brought joy to people of all ages.

For over 70 years the whimsical stories and illustrations of DrSeuss’s work has brought joy to people of all ages.

But did you know that there is a whole collection of DrSeuss artwork that is virtually unknown to the general public?

Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka DrSeuss) created a Secret Art Collection composed of paintings and sculptures which were were hidden away at the DrSeuss Estate. Most of these pieces were created by DrSeuss at night for his own personal pleasure.

Now you have a chance to see and even purchase some of those rare pieces.

Starting October 26, The Gallery of Fine Art in Mayfaire Town Center will share a selection of artworks from The Art of DrSeuss Collection and The Secret Art of DrSeuss.

Some elements of the collection you can expect to see at the exhibit are DrSeuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures such as Carbonic Walrus, Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, just to name a few.

None of these limited edition artworks were ever conceived, authorized, or created until 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,” according to a press release from the Gallery of Fine Art.

Each of the Estate-Authorized limited editions has been adapted and reproduced from DrSeuss’s original drawings, paintings or sculptures. Each work also has a printed or engraved DrSeuss signature which identifies it as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the DrSeuss Estate.

“I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world,” Audrey Geisel (Ted’s Geisel’s widow) writes in the preface to her book, The Cat Behind the Hat.

The Gallery opens on October 26 and will continue through November 10.

For more information, visit the Gallery of Fine Art’s Facebook page here.

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