Dr. Seuss - Unorthodox Taxidermy

Seuss embarked on an ingenious project in the early 1930s as he evolved from two-dimensional artworks to three-dimensional sculptures. What was most unusual for these mixed-media sculptures was the use of real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent. Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the “Two Horned Drouberhannis,” “Andulovian Grackler,” and “Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn.” Shortly after Seuss created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Seuss “The World’s Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Seuss’s Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.

 

 
Flaming Herring Sludge Tarpon
Anthony Drexel Goldfarb The Turtle-Necked Sea-Turtle
The Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast Kangaroo Bird
Mulberry Street Unicorn Sawfish Sculpture
Sculpture Set Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn
Andulovian Grackler Two-Horned Drouberhannis
Tufted Gustard Blue Green Abelard
Carbonic Walrus Gimlet Fish

 

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