Oh, The Places You’ll Go! 25th Anniversary Exhibition
The Capstone of Dr. Seuss’s Enduring Legacy Comes to Exclusive Collections Gallery in Breckenridge and Beverly Hills.
Twenty-five years have passed since Dr. Seuss’s last book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was published in 1990. In honor of this milestone, a special exhibition has been mounted to artistically highlight the scores of places and eras Dr. Seuss has taken us with his incomparable collection of artwork. Throughout a lifelong adventure into “logical insanity,” Theodore Geisel transported viewers through an astonishing visual journey they never dreamed possible.
In his final book, Ted gathered his favorite unpublished sketches, pinned them up on the cork walls of his studio, and then set about finding a way to make them connect. The result was the most powerful graphic work he had done in many years.
To celebrate the milestone and his great body of work, an exclusive Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Portfolio was unveiled to the public at the San Diego History Center Museum in April 2015. This was significant as the Geisel’s resided in San Diego, Calif., where Mrs. Audrey Geisel lives to this day in the city of La Jolla. Though the 25th anniversary of his last book was held last year in 2015, the show’s immense popularity and demand has it booked through 2016 at the new EC Gallery in Breckenridge, Colorado from January 15 through January 31, 2016.
Keeping the theme of February being the month of love, the Oh, the Places You’ll Go! show will then move to EC Gallery Beverly Hills where we will celebrate For the Love of Seuss. From February 12-28, 2016 art enthusiasts and fans of Dr. Seuss will be able to enjoy and celebrate this lovely body of work. Both shows are geared toward children, adults and collectors of all ages that love the work of Dr. Seuss.
As the featured centerpiece of the exhibition, this limited edition portfolio takes visitors behind the scenes to experience the Dr. Seuss archives in a way they never could before. Nine expertly crafted works, adapted from Dr. Seuss’s original concept drawings for Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, are presented within a specially made collector’s edition case, which includes an introductory letter from Mrs. Audrey Geisel, a rare photograph of Ted in his studio with images from the project, and excerpts from his original manuscript. Join us in Colorado or Los Angeles and be one of the first to view and/or acquire this grand collection of artwork.
In an accompanying letter to the Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Portfolio Mrs. Audrey Geisel wrote:
“He was taking everything he knew and putting it into the life-voyage of this particular little boy. Ted is indeed the boy in the pajamas in Oh, the Places You’ll Go! This portfolio, published on the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the capstone of his enduring legacy.”
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
January 15 – 31
EC Gallery Breckenridge
421 South Main Street Breckenridge, CO 80424
RSVP: (970) 453-2930
For the Love of Seuss
February 12 – 28
EC Gallery Beverly Hills
229 South Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212
RSVP: (310) 278-7117
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