SKYE Art Gallery will present a compelling selection of artworks titled “The Cat Behind the Hat!” from September 21 through October 6. The series of print and bronze limited edition art will give a look into fantastic and imaginary world of American children's author, illustrator, and poet, Theodor “Ted” Seuss Geisel -- known by most as Dr. Seuss.
The exhibition is free, with all artwork on display available for acquisition. A special opening reception will be held on Saturday, September, 21, from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m.
“The Cat Behind the Hat!” exhibition explores one of the most popular and iconic children’s book characters of all-time, The Cat in The Hat. The collection will feature the famous feline with names every bit as interesting as the colorful and clever cat himself, to include, “Cat in Obsolete Shower Bath,” “Cat in the Cradle Doing Cat’s in the Cradle,” “Yawning Cat,” and the collection namesake, The Cat Behind the Hat.
Dr. Seuss’s artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Geisel created paintings and sculpture, which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate. During the “Cat Behind the Hat!” exhibit, guests can explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss's best-known children's books. Additionally, guests can view The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork, which Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure.
Despite the unprecedented demand during his lifetime, no limited edition artworks were ever conceived, authorized, or created until this historic project began in 1997, six years after Geisel’s death. That year, this exclusive project put into motion a series of artworks and exhibitions, which firmly established him as one of the most iconic artistic talents of the 20th century.
Each of these estate-authorized limited editions has been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Notably, each work bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate.
SKYE Art Gallery is located at The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace, Level III located at 3500 Las Vegas Blvd, S. The closest entrances to SKYE Art Gallery are the north valet and Las Vegas Blvd entrances. For more info, call (702) 836-3538, email SKYE@skyeartgallery.com or visit, skyeartgallery.com.