Do You Like Green Eggs & Ham?

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Do You Like Green Eggs & Ham?

from 395.00

Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham? (Diptych)

Medium: Fine Art Pigment on Acid-Free Paper

Size: 14.25” x 32.5”

Edition: 850 Arabic Numbers, 99 Patrons’ Collection, 155 Collaborators’ Proofs, 5 Hors d’Commerce, and 2 Printer’s Proofs

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Single: Opening release price of $395, unframed is available for a limited time

Diptych: Opening release price of $695, unframed is available for a limited time

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Reference: DS0170 | DS0171

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Green Eggs and Ham pairs just 50 words with Dr. Seuss’s powerful, yet simple, six-color drawings to make an indelible impression on four generations of readers.

Is it possible to write a book using just 50 words? That was the challenge set before Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) by his long-time publisher and friend, Bennet Cerf, President of Random House. This challenge soon morphed into a $50 wager, and ultimately one of the most popular and influential books in the English language was born.

“Simplicity in life and work can be an incredible challenge. In most instances, it comes down to the careful curation of thoughts and ideas to reveal the essence of one’s intent.

Ted Geisel had a unique ability to cut to the heart of the matter. He would spend as much as a year on a new book, tacking up written pages and pencil drawings across the corkboard walls of his studio. Slowly, over the course of many months, he would sift through his work in search of the simplest, most powerful ideas to propel his story forward.   

Ted’s dedication to such simplicity can be seen here in his concept drawing for this work. The lower right-hand corner reveals his “word count” to be certain he doesn’t exceed the 50-word challenge.