Art Selections

for

Jim Grimwade

VIP Client

The Cat in the Hat
~ Dr. Suess ~

I am very excited to present this feature piece for many reasons.

Notwithstanding the fact that the art of Dr. Suess has been on a tear in dollar value appreciation, this four foot four bronze sculpture is a rare and core piece of the collection that it is a “come to life” representation of the character and works so well in endless settings. It is guaranteed to ignite conversations and childhood memories.

Enlarged from an original maquette inspired by Dr. Seuss’s character and created by artist Leo Rijn.

The August 13, 2007, issue of U.S. News & World Report declared 1957 to be “A Year that Changed America.” The article focused on ten disparate events including one called: The Birth of a Famous Feline. It read in part: “In the 50 years since The Cat in the Hat exploded onto the children’s book scene, Theodor Seuss Geisel has become a central character in the American literary mythology, sharing the pantheon with the likes of Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Of his many imaginative stories, The Cat in the Hat remains the most iconic.

LIMITED EDITION

Limited Edition of 35 Arabic Numbers

Four-Foot Bronze Sculpture

Authorized Estate Edition

15 Patrons’ Collection

10 Collaborators’ Proofs

5 Hors d’Commerce

Large Scale – 48″ x 29″
As of April 3/22
$47,500

Monumental – 105″ x 70″
As of April 3/22
$152,000

 

OTHER TRIBUTE SELECTIONS

It has been nearly twenty-five years since Dr. Seuss passed away, yet his lasting legacy remains a vital component of our social and educational culture. His impact on the 20th and 21st century American art scene was profound, with many of today’s most well-known artists citing Dr. Seuss as a key influence in their own artistic development. To celebrate his artistic legacy, a bronze tribute collection of iconic sculpture was created to pay homage to Ted Geisel’s books, characters, and lasting messages. This marks the first time intimate and large-scale bronze sculptures based on Dr. Seuss’s work are available for public and private acquisition.

THESE PIECES ARE LEGENDARY ~ Bronze and stainless sculptures from this collection have traveled to, or been permanently placed at, major public and private venues around the United States, including Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, The William J. Clinton Presidential Center, The Preuss School at The University of California San Diego, The Munroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the Naperville Public Library—Naperville, Illinois.

Horton Hears A Who

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s character and created by artist Leo Rijn.

Dr. Seuss first introduced his iconic elephant in the 1940 book, Horton Hatches the Egg, and again fourteen years later in Horton Hears a Who! These seminal proclamations define Horton’s character: “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one hundred percent.” And “a person’s a person no matter how small.” To this day, Horton remains a lasting symbol of loyalty, equality and faithfulness.

stainless steel large scale:  46.5″ x 47″ – $150,520

BRONZE large scale:  46.5″ x 47″ –  $50,520

Green Eggs and ham

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s character and created by artist Leo Rijn.

Green Eggs and Ham was born out of a $50 wager between Dr. Seuss and his publisher, Bennett Cerf, who bet he couldn’t write an articulate, entertaining book using only fifty different words. The result was a 62-page volume composed of 49 monosyllabic words and a fiftieth three-syllable word “anywhere.” When Cerf heard Ted’s first reading of the book, he seemed dazed, shaking his head over the clear triumph of Green Eggs and Ham, which had begun as their private joke. Although he conceded the fifty-dollar bet, Ted cheerily “complained” throughout his life that Cerf never paid up. A small price for what ultimately became a national treasure.

LARGE SCALE: 80.5″ X 36″ – $47,520
MONUMENTAL: 11’6″” X 5′ –  $150,370

THE GRINCH

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s character and created by artist Leo Rijn.

Dr. Seuss came up with the idea for The Grinch the day after Christmas when he stared in the mirror and saw a rather Grinch-ish look on his face. “Something had gone awfully wrong with Christmas or maybe with me,” he said. Weary of the over-commercialization of Christmas and sensing that the meaning of the holiday was being lost in the wrappings and ribbons, boxes and bows, Ted Geisel sat down and wrote How The Grinch Stole Christmas! when he was 53 years old.

large scale: 60″ x 30″ – $50,520

The Lorax

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s character and created by artist Leo Rijn.

Dr. Seuss considered The Lorax his favorite book. His volume stands as a lasting tribute to those who speak up for the environment, and to the numerous personal, corporate, and societal strides being made to safeguard our natural world. Shortly before his death in 1991, Ted was asked if there was anything left unsaid. He pondered the question and finally responded, “The best slogan I can think of to leave with the U.S.A. would be: We can . . . and we’ve got to . . . do better than this.

 large scale: 60″ x 50″ – $60,520

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BONUS PIECE FOR VIP CLIENTS

I am thrilled to announce that I have started a promotion whereby I include a selection of my own original artwork as a print for VIP clients.

The current free offering with a major purchase:

“Elephant Alpha” – 16″ x 24″ print on a box framed canvas.

It’s a great piece for locating just about anywhere in your home!

I’m also offering FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the USA
 for items from the TRIBUTE COLLECTION as detailed above.

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Lori Lund

Art Consultant

727 212 6131

Ocean Blue Galleries
109 Duval Street
Key West, FL
33040