Spotlight: Art on 5th

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As Austin’s largest contemporary gallery (over 7,000 square feet), we are proud of our eclectic collection of artists and our new museum-like setting. As the only commercial gallery ever voted “Best in Austin”, Austinites and visitors alike continue to applaud the colorful and diverse gathering of local, Texas, national and international artists.

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The Art of Dr. Seuss is the exclusive, authorized collection of limited edition artworks adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings and sculptures.

This historic collection has traveled to museums and galleries across three continents since its inception in 1997, with works from The Art of Dr. Seuss now hanging in collections alongside the likes of Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and other 20th century masters.

Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) asked his wife, Audrey, to wait until he was gone before bringing these works to the public. Secretly, he wanted to be recognized as a serious artist, but publicly, he was quick to describe his private works as “Midnight Paintings.” In her preface to the award-winning coffee table book on this collection, Secrets of the Deep, Audrey Geisel writes:

I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes & have these works revealed to the world.

Despite incredible demand, original Dr. Seuss artworks rarely, if ever, become available for sale. Indeed, the vast majority of original Dr. Seuss artworks are held among the following three collections and are not available for sale: The Dr. Seuss Estate, the Dr. Seuss Archives at the Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. As such, this endows The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection as the closest manifestation to the original work itself.

Ted Geisel created all of the original works from which these limited editions have been adapted, beginning with some of his earliest works dating back to 1927. To accomplish the excellence and consistency intended for a collection of this stature, highly skilled artisans and ateliers have been leading artists, galleries, collectors, curators and museums. Amazingly, despite the unprecedented demand during his lifetime, no limited edition pieces were ever conceived, authorized or created until this historic project began in 1997, six years after Geisel’s death. That year, Audrey Geisel commissioned this exclusive project and put into motion a series of artworks and exhibitions that would carry out her promise to Ted, while firmly establishing him as one of the most iconic talents of the 20th century.

art-seuss2Each work in the collection bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate. Works conceived and published after an artist’s lifetime in this manner are oftentimes referred to as Estate or Posthumous Editions. Each work is accompanied by a comprehensive Certificate of Authenticity giving collectors pertinent information regarding the processes used to reproduce each work, including how it was created, when it was made, the limits of the edition, and other relevant information. A sample of each certificate can be provided for your commissioned to closely reproduce Dr. Seuss’s artwork through the use of both cutting edge technology and time honored fine art techniques recognized and embraced by review prior to making an acquisition.