Kangaroo Bird

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Kangaroo Bird


Due to the popularity of this artwork, it is now sold out from the publisher.  However, an authorized dealer may still have this piece in their collection or be able to help you locate one to purchase. Contact your art consultant or preferred Authorized Gallery for an update on current availability.

Hand-Painted Cast Resin Sculpture
Authorized Estate Edition

Dimensions: 22.5” x 9.5” x 17.5” 

Limited Edition of 850 Arabic Numbers
99 Patrons’ Collection
155 Collaborators’ Proofs
5 Hors d’Commerce

Adapted posthumously from the original 1930s plaster, beak, and oil on wood mount sculpture.

Dr. Seuss’s original Kangaroo Bird appeared on the December 19, 2005 “Wild Things” episode of Antiques Roadshow. Fourteen years earlier, a woman had paid $60 for it as part of a “box lot.” Thinking it might be a Seuss sculpture she wrote to Ted and sent photos. He wrote a terrific letter back. Here is what the appraiser says: “That’s right. He actually authenticated his own sculpture, which I think is just amazing. Here, he talks about how it was something he created in the late 1930s. I’ve never seen anything like it. The only ones that I’ve seen have been in books, obviously in very private collections, probably of the family. To find one at an auction is just truly incredible. Dr. Seuss is an icon of universal proportions—big time. I mean, you’re talking about pop culture. You know, you’re talking about comic collectibles. You’re talking about everything. It all converges in this piece. It’s just an amazing, amazing piece. It’s truly remarkable.”

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