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December 18, 2011

The secret pictures of Dr. Seuss

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From P&C Art Galleries in Georgetown and Alexandria:

You are cordially invited to "Dr. Seuss's Secrets of the Deep":

THE LOST, FORGOTTEN AND HIDDEN WORKS OF THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL

In celebration of the newly published volume comprising the most comprehensive survey of Dr. Seuss's nearly 70-year artistic legacy, we proudly announce an expanded and reorganized look at Dr. Seuss's extraordinary artistic legacy.

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From Mark Jenkins's review of the show in Friday's Washington Post: "Perhaps the kids shouldn't come along for a visit to 'Dr. Seuss’s Secrets of the Deep.' Illustrations from the author-illustrator's children's books provide many of the images in these posthumously made prints, produced in limited but not exactly exclusive editions of up to 2,500. Seuss's 'secret' pictures include pinup-style drawings of bikini- or negligee-clad chicks (that is, creatures with human-female bodies but avian features). There's also a large rendering of a busty nude perched on the shoulders of one of Seuss's trademark bipedal cats. Yet many of the 'adult' prints are no more carnal than the work for which the artist is known, and they differ from his kids' book illustrations mostly by being more detailed and (sometimes) using color more loosely. Grown-up Seussians will surely be interested, but there’s nothing here to subvert the impression that the doctor did his best work depicting Sneetches, Grinches and cats topped with hats rather than Rubenesque women."

The show is up through next Saturday, December 24.

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