Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
POPmidtown Debuts “The Secret Art Of Dr. Seuss” Art Exhibition
Rare exhibition features artworks from the archives of Ted Geisel
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On Thursday, June 13th, POPmidtown, the midtown location of POP International Galleries in the Citicorp Building, will proudly host Dr. Seuss’s “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss” Art Exhibition, from 5 – 9pm. This spectacular art exhibit will offer an insider’s view to Dr. Seuss’s artistic legacy, focusing on the extraordinary collection of imagery reproduced from his nearly seventy-year artistic career.
The “Secret Art Of Dr. Seuss” Exhibition will showcase rarely before seen private works by this much beloved author and artist. POP International Galleries is proud to have access to some of the previously sold out editions, making them available for their clients. For over 70-years, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s illustrations brought a visual realization to his fantastic imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and the children’s books for which he is so revered. Ted Geisel’s “Secret Art,” the paintings and sculptures created at night for his own personal enjoyment, were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime. Secretly, Ted wanted to be recognized as a serious artist, but openly, he was quick to describe his works as “midnight paintings” and while much of the exhibition at POPmidtown will focus on his “Secret Art”, it will also feature artworks and imagery from his most beloved children’s books.
“As an iconic part of popular culture, Dr. Seuss has been an inspirational driving force throughout the world with his imaginative and whimsical works for generations. As the preeminent POP gallery in the US, our being able to display and offer these rare works to children of all ages is what we are all about,” said Jeff Jaffe, Owner, POP International Galleries.
Seuss always dreamed of sharing these works with his fans and entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. In 1997 for the first time, authorized estate editions were created from Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, and sculpture for private collection and museum exhibition. Audrey Geisel (Mrs. Dr. Seuss) writes in her introduction to the Secrets of the Deep book, “It is with great pleasure that I share Ted, his art, his imagination, and his boundless creativity. I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.”
“The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss” will not only inspire creativity, but will also benefit children. POPmidtown will donate a portion of proceeds made at this location to the Creative Arts Workshops for Kids (CAW). POP International Galleries’ pledge to CAW follows their core philosophy of continued involvement in society at large, by participating in, supporting and sponsoring, meaningful community and charitable events.
About POP International Galleries
POP International Galleries are two unique art galleries in New York City, with its flagship gallery located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo and a Midtown location on 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International specializes in Pop Art, graphic art, urban art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from or influenced by popular culture. As the only street level Pop Art gallery in SoHo, with an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP International Galleries also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. Events at the gallery often include guest lectures and discussions, screenings and slide shows as well as charitable tie-ins, making POP International Galleries very much a part of the community at large. For more information visit www.popInternational.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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