For the Love of Peanuts (Hardcover)

Contemporary Artists Reimagine the Iconic Characters of Charles M. Schulz

By Elizabeth Anne Hartman, Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Black Dog & Leventhal, 9780762466795, 152pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2019

List Price: 35.00*
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Description

A gorgeous, coffee-table collection that captures the energy, excitement, and, of course, the love, behind Peanuts first-ever partnership and public art exhibition with seven major internationally renowned artists including Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF (Assume Vivid Astro Focus), FriendsWithYou, Mr. A (Andre Saraiva), Tomokazu Matsuyama, Rob Pruitt, and Kenny Scharf.

Launched in early 2018, the Peanuts Global Artist Collective--which features dozens of specially commissioned pieces by seven high-profile distinguished artists--has been an international sensation that includes major public art displays in more than seven cities around the world, as well as product and retail partnerships.

The artists selected to reinterpret the work of Charles Schulz are Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF (Assume Vivid Astro Focus), FriendsWithYou, Mr. A (Andre Saraiva), Tomokazu Matsuyama, Rob Pruitt, and Kenny Scharf.

This beautifully designed and illustrated tie-in book collects the original works by each artist as well as interviews and information on what inspired their unique and delightful renditions of our favorite Peanuts characters. It also includes behind-the-scenes imagery and rarely seen material from the Peanuts archive.






About the Author

Peanuts World Wide: Charles Schulz's (1922-2000) Peanuts comic strip debuted in 1950 and went on to become the most widely read comic strip in the world, with an audience of 355 million people in 75 countries. It ran in 2,600 newspapers and was published in 21 languages.

Elizabeth Anne Hartman is contributing editor to Publishers Weekly and a freelance writer for The Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section. A former art gallery manager, she also writes marketing material for art galleries and artists. She holds a Master of Art History and the Art Market from Christie's Education, a Masters of Library Science from Long Island University and a BA in philosophy from Colgate University. She splits her time between Manhattan and Quogue, NY.


Praise For For the Love of Peanuts: Contemporary Artists Reimagine the Iconic Characters of Charles M. Schulz

"For the Love of Peanuts presents the work of the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, a group of seven contemporary artists commissioned to create murals honoring the life and characters of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz."—Publishers Weekly, Spring Announcements feature