The Art of Dr. Seuss
Rare pieces of Seussian art leave Georgetown two weeks too soon
Dr. Seuss made a rare appearance at P&C Art Gallery on Sept. 18. Around twelve pieces of rare "Seussian" art came to the M St. gallery's already extensive Seuss collection and was originally expected to stay thru mid-October.
Gallery Director, Deneice Mazziotta, says its hard to predict when the publisher will mobilize the rare editions to another location and says it is a safe bet another gallery somewhere else in the world was "clamoring to get the uncommonly seen pieces."
The exhibit reveals a side of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) unconventionally seen by many who know him as the mind behind The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, or the 44 other children's books he authored and illustrated.
Geisel started his career as an editorial cartoonist in the 1920s, offering politically and socially-saturated observations such as "The Knotty Problem of Capital Hill," which Mazziotta considers a "very poignant, very compelling and a very, very timely piece." This ink-drawn cartoon is one of the dozen or so rare works displayed at P&C Gallery since the exhibit's opening.
P&C Gallery is one of twelve in the country that permanently houses Dr. Seuss' work, but temporarily said goodbye to the limited editions on October 1. Selections of this rare collection make their way to Georgetown every year during the fall season, and Mazziotta expects the same for Fall 2011.