JOYOUS LEAPING OF UNCANNED SALMON (18/850), 2023
Serigraph on Archival Canvas
24 x 30 in
Serigraph on Archival Canvas Authorized Estate Edition Image Size: 24” x 30” with an additional canvas border Limited Edition of 850 Arabic Numbers 99 Patrons’ Collection 155 Collaborators’ Proofs 5 Hors d' Commerce Adapted posthumously from the original acrylic on canvas board. As is the case with many of his paintings, Dr. Seuss’s title, The Joyous Leaping of Uncanned Salmon, provides a gateway to the logical insanity of his creative imagination. In this piece, he serves up punchy color set against a geometric platform from which paisley-styled “salmon” jump for joy. And why wouldn’t they? Seuss purposefully asks questions that he intends the viewer to answer for themselves: Are these Salmon having a final celebration before their journey to the cannery, or have they completely escaped this unsavory predicament?