Dr. Seuss

GREEN CAT WITH LIGHTS (76/99), 2022
Mixed-Media Pigment Print on Archival Canvas
36 x 24 in
915 / $12,500 Unframed
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Adapted posthumously from the original oil on illustration board. Dr. Seuss’s mischievously signed Green Cat with Lights “Stroogo Von M.” But why? Audrey Geisel had the answer: “Oh, Ted liked to hang that artwork in the entryway of Seuss House. When people would come in, they would invariably ask about the painting. Ted would answer, ‘That’s my Stroogo Von M. How do you like it?’ In return, what he would get from friends was an honest opinion without them knowing it was his painting.” On at least one occasion, a guest replied, “Oh yes, I’ve heard of Stroogo Von M.”