Wanted: Compendium of Dr. Seuss’s Rare Artwork

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Flavorpill is just like pretty much anyone else who grew up in the ’80s, in that we did so in the company of the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, Horton, and the Lorax — the outlandish, idiosyncratic creations of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. As such, we’re thoroughly fascinated by the look of Secrets of the Deep, a new limited edition book of Geisel’s work. The book brings together “an array of little-known works spanning the twentieth century, and several rare findings from public and private collections.” Alongside the familiar cats and elephants, there’s also abstract paintings, editorial cartoons, production sketches and various other work, along with a wealth of information about Geisel’s life and career. Sadly, we won’t be investing in a copy any time soon — the book retails for about $1295, if you can find a copy — but there’s a flipbook preview at the Dr. Seuss Art website. We’ve also included several of our favorite panels after the jump.

Leading the Parade. Pen and ink

Untitled. Acrylic on paper

Elephant Presenting a Flower to a Bird. Ink and watercolor on illustration board

Raising Money for the Arts. Oil on canvas

All artwork via Dr Seuss Art.