Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 268

Price Realized: $ 50,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
SCHULZ, CHARLES MONROE (1922-2000) The Peanuts gang. Complete set of 13 drawings (with six color cels of six of them) for sheet metal panels on the Wilbur Avenue Pedestrian Bridge ("Snoopy Bridge") of Tarzana Elementary School, Los Angeles, Ca., 1971. Ink on heavy paper, each signed; each drawing 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches; and each cel 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Charlie Brown and all the Peanuts Gang have been a vital part of American life since Charles Schulz introduced the comic strip Peanuts on October 2, 1950. A member of the Tarzana Elementary School's PTA was an acquaintance of the cartoonist and asked him if he night consider donating drawings of his famous characters to decorate the 90-foot overpass of concrete and steel. These sketches were then blown up as alternating life-size panels across the span. The bridge was initially constructed to give the schoolchildren safe passage over periodic flooding at the intersection. The panels have proven to be remarkably resilient to the ravages of time and the weather. Everybody today knows it as the Snoopy Bridge. On the verso of the drawing of Snoopy dancing is an earlier abandoned sketch. 1971