The ink and wash drawing depicts Mr. Peanut passing the Keith Haring mural in Pisa. The multicolored mural, titled Tuttomondo, was painted by Haring in 1989. The ever-expanding body of work that is Vincent Trasov’s Mr. Peanut drawings began as a palm-sized flip book, which evolved into a 16 mm film of the Planters Peanuts corporation’s brand icon tap-dancing. The drawings, produced over the past twenty years, depict Mr. Peanut infiltrating scenes of historical, geographical and artistic contexts, as a symbol which has lost its original meaning and which since has taken on a myriad of new associations.
Ink and wash on paper, paper: 31 × 22.9 cm (12 ¼ × 9 inches); image: 17 × 10.5 cm