My Inner Geek

the art of dr seuss collection

a prayer for a child
one can not have been a kid and not grown up with dr. suess. like mr rogers’ neighbourhood tv show , dr. suess books were ubiquitous with childhood.

and although i never really liked suess’ art style, i made sure to check out the secret art collection exhibit at the pendulum gallery. because nostalgia. plus it was free.

through adult eyes, i found i still didn’t like artwork from books like Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat, or How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, however, there were a couple of pieces that i did like (and that i don’t remember from when i was young):

facts of lifethe facts of life

wisdom of oriental catwisdom of the oriental cat

gimlet fishgimlet fish

see going dilemma fishsee going dilemma fish

green cat in uleaborg finlandgreen cat in uleaborg finland

green cat in uleaborg finland
the exhibit featured 40 estate-authorized, limited-edition renderings of the seuss’ drawings, paintings, and sculptures. it was the first time they were shown and available for sale in vancouver, with prices ranging from $800 to $15,500 per piece.

the surreal and whimsical sure do cost a pretty penny! good thing i can just admire them (and be transported back to childhood) for free.

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