RARE AND WONDERFUL THREE-FOOT-TALL ORIGINAL DRAWING OF SNOOPY AND A HEART, SIGNED BY CHARLES SCHULZ
SCHULZ, Charles M. Drawing signed. No place, no date. Single sheet of paper, measuring 32 by 40 inches; matted and framed, entire piece measures 42 by 50 inches. $22,000.
Exceptionally large drawing (poster-size) of Snoopy and a heart, boldly signed by Charles Schulz, handsomely framed.
Schulz was the most widely syndicated cartoonist in history, with his work appearing in over 2300 newspapers, and Snoopy is one of his most beloved creations. "Snoopy may be shallow in his way, but he's also deep, and in the end deeply alone, as deeply alone as Charlie Brown is. Grand though his flights are, many of them end with his realizing that he's tired and cold and lonely and that it's suppertime. As Schulz noted on The Today Show when he announced his retirement, in December 1999: 'Snoopy likes to think that he's this independent dog who does all of these things and leads his own life, but he always makes sure that he never gets too far from that supper dish.' He has animal needs, and he knows it, which makes him, in a word, human" (The Atlantic). This drawing was completed during a speech at the Carmel Residents Association, where Schulz appeared to benefit the Harrison Memorial Library at All Saints Church in Carmel. An accompanying newspaper clip explains why Schulz jokingly drew the "large cartoon" of Snoopy: "I drew that to show you that I'm not a fake." The photo in the article shows Schulz and some Peanuts fan with the drawing in question behind them.
Fine condition. The largest Schulz drawing we have ever encountered.