Theodor Geisel Dr. Seuss The Midnight Paintings Surrealism Vintage Art Print

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 24, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

This plate bears two images, one per side, you get to decide which side you'd like to display. One side is titled as "Indistinct Cat With Cigar", the reverse side image is titled "Cat in Obsolete Shower Bath".

This book plate was rescued from a book collection of Ted Geisel's (Dr. Seuss) private art.

Actual image dimensions are approximately 8" x 4 1/2" & 8"x6" Actual print measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11"

The original artwork was rendered in oil on illustration board.

This is an original book plate, it is not a copy from a laser printer, or otherwise.

This plate is in like-new condition, on semi-glossy, medium-weight paper.

A page number is to the side, but can easily be covered upon matting/framing of print. The reverse side has other images, but due to the quality medium weight paper, it does not show through.

"Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Ted Geisel created a body of irrepressible work during his leisure hours that he called his 'Midnight Paintings,' which have now become known as 'The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss. For sixty years, his 'Secret Art' allowed Ted to expand his artistic boundaries without the confines and pressures of commercial deadlines and influences. These paintings afforded the peaceful distraction that he craved, and the tenets of surrealism--surprise
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