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Dr. Seuss’ Work At Gallery Opening Tonight in NYC

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Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? When you hear his name, it reminds you of Green Eggs & Ham and the Cat in the Hat.

Now children of all ages can see all of his work, including never before seen pieces, starting on Thursday, February 12 from 5 pm – 8 pm through the month of February at Pop International Galleries MIDTOWN in “The Atrium” of the Citicorp Building at 153 East 53rd Street in Manhattan.

This will be a great event to attend either tonight or during President’s week when the kids are off from school.

“The Cat Behind The Hat” Art Exhibition, which will include a desired collection of rare works made available for the first time in New York City. The show will run through February 27, 2015.

This legendary collection of artworks will offer an inside view into Dr. Seuss’ artistic legacy, focusing on an extraordinary collection from his nearly 70-year artistic career featuring numerous sold out, rare and highly sought pieces and “Collector’s Proofs,” including the “Secret Art Of Dr. Seuss” and his prized “Unorthodox Taxidermy.”

“POP International Galleries is proud to access some of these previously sold out treasures, making them available to collectors for a very limited amount of time,” said Jeff Jaffe, owner of POP International Galleries.

For more than 70 years, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to imaginary worlds, often presenting serious subject matter in a lighthearted and educational manner. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and the ubiquity of children’s books. Theodor Geisel’s paintings and sculptures created for his own personal enjoyment, were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime. Secretly, he wanted to be recognized as a serious artist, influenced by Surrealism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, often describing his own works as “midnight paintings.” While much of the exhibition at POP International Galleries MIDTOWN will present his “midnight art,” it will also feature his “Illustration Art” from his most known and 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,” said Mr. Jaffe. “As the preeminent POP gallery in the US, being able to display and offer these rare works to children of all ages is what we are all about.”

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, authorized estate editions were created from Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, and sculpture for private collection and museum exhibition.

In her introduction to the Secrets of the Deep, Audrey Geisel wrote, “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 Cat Behind The Hat” will inspire all who attend the exhibit and will also benefit young people. POP International Galleries MIDTOWN will donate a portion of proceeds made at this location to Creative Arts Works (CAW) http://www.creativeartworks.org. POP International’s commitment 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 is comprised of 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 In the Citigroup Building on 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International Galleries specializes in Pop Art, Street and Urban Art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from, or influenced by popular culture. 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 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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