Archbishop Katz by Dr. Seuss
"Archbishop Katz in His Cathedral" not only seems an homage to this valued relationship, it also becomes a tribute to the importance of friendships in our own lives. Those closest to us are the ones with whom we feel most comfortable, they are the ones we joke with most easily, and the ones to whom we bestow nicknames or other signs of affection.
Here, Ted seems to elevate his friend, Lee Katz, beyond other acquaintances through the nickname and title of this piece—“Archbishop Katz.” Ted also appears to employ his lifelong love for practical jokes by juxtaposing his Jewish friend’s last name, “Katz,” with the Christian moniker “Archbishop.” It is both perfectly Seussian in its nonsense and intimate in its illustration of affection for someone so meaningful in his life.
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|Artist||Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)|
|Studio Edition Status||Currently Available|
|Collection||Dr. Seuss Secret Art Collection|