Mixed-Media Pigment Print on Archival Paper, Dimensions: 17″ x 52.5″
Limited Edition of 850 Arabic Numbers, 99 Patrons’ Collection, 155 Collaborators’ Proofs, 5 Hors d’Commerce, and 2 Printer’s Proofs.
The Yawning Cat debuted in 1967, stretching across two pages of Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat Songbook. In this ambitious project, the Cat and an additional host of characters illustrate a collection of songs written by Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) that were eventually recorded into an album. The artwork generated for this project, from Ted’s early concept drawings to his final pen and inks, are some of the most engaging of his entire catalog.
The Songbook was a quintessential Seuss project. It drew upon the Cat’s ever-expanding popularity, while diving deep into Ted’s creative roots as a child in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was there that his mother, Nettie Geisel, was the first to identify the unique and inescapable artistic side of her son. She believed in the power of reading, music and the arts, and worked hard to make those elements a centerpiece in Ted’s young life.
The opening release price of $2,950 NZD is available for a limited time. (unframed)