Medium: Serigraph on Coventry rag paper, estate signed
Size: 73.66cm x 81.28cm
Good To Know: Never framed, stored flat in humidity controlled art storage facility, accompanied by CoA (Certificate of Authenticity)
Arty-Fact: Adapted posthumously from the illustration for the 1954 book, Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss had a fascination with animals that began when he was two years old and the family moved to the Fairfield Street house that would be Theodor's home until leaving for Dartmouth. From his open bedroom window, Theodor could hear the night cries of animals at the Springfield Zoo in nearby Forest Park. It wouldn’t be long before excursions to the Zoo were a regular occurrence for Theodor and his sketchpad—that’s when fascination turned to love.
In Horton Hatches the Egg (1940), the compassionate pachyderm named Horton was born. Then in 1954 with the publication of Horton Hears a Who!, this classic creature, with his soulful eyes skyrocketed into one of the most heroic children’s book characters of all time. To this day Horton remains a lasting symbol of equality, faithfulness, and humanity.
The impact of this book, as well as the 2008 emergence of Horton as an international film star, continue to instruct new generations of children with enduring messages as applicable to today’s anti-bullying campaign, as they are to the long revered values of honesty and loyalty.
This special edition print was released in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Horton Hears a Who! and to commemorate Horton’s cultural impact.
"I’ll just have to save him. Because, after all, a person’s a person, no matter how small.” ~ Horton
Source: The Art of Dr. Seuss
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