On peanut pond, 2016

The ink and wash drawing depicts Mr. Peanut and a dog sharing a moment of quiet contemplation, perched on the edge of a plank above a pond. 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: 19.5 × 28 cm; image: 16.5 × 18 cm