COLLECTION OF UNORTHODOX TAXIDERMY
Theodor Seuss Geisel’s Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy—an amazing menagerie of Seussian characters often constructed using real animal horns, beaks, and antlers—stands as one of the finest examples of his inventive and multidimensional creativity. The Gimlet Fish edition represents the 15th of 17 known taxidermy sculpture from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection, leaving just two remaining releases from this historic body of work to be made public. Over the past decade, works from this collection have become some of the most sought-after sculpture throughout the art collecting community.
“The Dr. Seuss Taxidermy Collection is one the most extraordinary series of sculptures I've seen in the modern art world.”
─ Chicago collector, Adam Kooperman
The Gimlet Fish is one of just seven “Marine Muggs,” sculpted circa 1934-36, that later appeared in Dr. Seuss’s Esso Marine advertisements and trade show exhibitions. This was a consistent pattern in Dr. Seuss’s creative process, many times creating images and works for his own pleasure and then linking them to future commercial projects.
A select few matched number sets are reserved for collectors seeking the complete Marine Muggs collection. Contact your art consultant for details and availability.