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Large advertising artwork by Dr. Seuss from 1955, with a Grinch-like character clearly inspiring his famous creation two years later in 1957, when ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' was published, with the same shaggy green fur, small oval nose, and protruding circular mouth, complete with a slightly sour expression. Rendered in gouache and collage on paper, artwork for the brand Holly Sugar measures a large 27'' x 12'', roughly the same dimensions as a billboard, for which this was intended. Signed Dr. Seuss at lower left, with 1955 and Holly Sugar Corporation copyright printed at lower right. Artwork is mounted to board measuring 30'' x 15'', with label on verso -- titling the piece ''Crazy Chef with Pie'', detailing its exhibition at the 24th National Competition and Exhibit of Outdoor Advertising Art, by Seuss' ad agency Mogge-Privett, Inc. Some minor spotting and light crackling to paint, overall very good plus condition, with spectacularly vivid colors.
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Dr. Seuss Large Artwork From 1955 -- Featuring an Early Grinch Prototype Two Years Before His Famous Character Debuted in ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!''
Dr. Seuss Large Artwork From 1955 -- Featuring an Early Grinch Prototype Two Years Before His Famous Character Debuted in ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!''
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