If I Ran the Zoo is an upcoming art show at LaMantia Gallery in Northport, New York featuring limited edition artwork from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection, Theodor Seuss Geisel‘s fabulous paintings, drawings, and sculptures that were never shown to the public. The event will open on November 11th, 2016 and remain on display through November 27th.
The exhibition highlights Dr. Seuss’s little-known sculptural legacy and spotlights the fascinating correlations between his two-dimensional artworks and three-dimensional sculpture. A featured example of this relationship will be presented as a special tour edition, re-created from Ted Geisel’s 1931 pen and ink drawing depicting two gentlemen in tuxedos and top hats, unsuccessfully attempting to hunt down more than 25 wonderfully Seussian animals.
The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection is relatively unknown by the general public, however, art aficionados have avidly followed and collected estate-authorized editions from the collection for nearly two decades. More than half of the collection’s 17 taxidermy sculptures are sold out, making the exhibit’s premiere of the Powerless Puffer an enormous event for art collectors and fine art galleries around the world. (read more)
images via LaMantia Gallery