Thursday, July 19, 2007

Charles Schulz Characters

SCHROEDER AND LUCY
Artist: Tivoli
Media: Bronze
Location: Landmark Plaza
On Sunday, September 21, 2003 three bronze vignettes, which include 6 statues of our favorite PEANUTS gang members, were unveiled in Saint Paul's Landmark Plaza. The statues will provide a lasting legacy to Charles Schulz, Saint Paul's native son, for everyone to enjoy for years to come!

The statue auction proceeds from the past PEANUT statue promotions have funded the Charles M. Schulz Fund that was established to create and maintain the bronze statues. In addition, proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for artists and emerging cartoonists at the College of Visual Arts where Schulz attended and taught. (St Paul Parks and Recreation website)
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For five summers after the death of Schulz in 2000, artists designed and displayed throughout the city of St. Paul individual renditions of Peanuts characters. Over 2 million people from 50 states saw this tribute to Schulz. The first year all statues were of Snoopy, the second was Charlie Brown, the third Lucy, followed by Linus and finally Snoopy with Woodstock. For a description of the project by one of the artists, check this website. Check this blog to see one family's collection of photos of almost all of the Snoopy statues.

36 comments:

  1. Ahh! I missed this one when I was there at that park this spring. Now I'm curious where it was and will have to make a return visit some day and explore....

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  2. Hey Kate, what a picture. Really draws out the smile (and the kid) in all of us.

    --steve buser
    New Orleans Daily Photo

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  3. This is a wonderful tribute. The Peanuts characters are like family members to so many of us. We've known and loved them forever.

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  4. How sweet! I wish I was there to see them and touch them. They are so dear to me. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Thank you.

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  5. Even though I never really appreciated the cartoon, I think it's a delight to know this memorial to Schulz' characters is there in your town, his town.

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  6. I've grown up with Peanuts. Love this photo...I knew who it was just from the Portal thumbnail.

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  7. Great shot of the bronze statues - I used to love the baseball catcher - was that Schroeder?

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  8. This is just so excellent. What illustrious famous sons you have in MSP!

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  9. sculpture culte. je suis fan de Charles Schulz, pour moi snoopy est l'un des plus grands philosophes du siecle. bel hommage.


    sculpture worship. I am fan of Charles Schulz, for me snoopy is one of the largest philosophers of the century. beautiful homage.

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  10. This is just wonderful to read. I still have old Peanuts cartoons stuck on my notice-board. Charles Schulz was totally brilliant and I am so pleased to see these wonderful bronzes - and to know that scholarships will be provided for artists.

    Can't wait to see Snoopy! My hero!

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  11. ...who knows if it would have never managed to marry his "Teddy Bears adored"?

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  12. What a cute statue.. Nice shot. :)

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  13. Oh I would love to devote a spot in my yard for this sculpture. Nice work Charles. And, I really like your photo of it, Kate. Nice job on the details and the feeling of bronze.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

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  14. Oh, how cute. I like him playing the piano but my favorite has to be Snoopy playing the Red Baron.

    Please stop by my site tomorrow, it will be my 100th post.

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  15. That is so lovely! I spent alot of my childhood loving Peanuts characters. Didn't ralise Schultz was a son of your fair city.

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  16. PS - Come to think of it. Lucy was a bit like the Hermione Grainger of her day.

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  17. Who is not love this character, even their sculptures can put a smile in our faces. Wonderful.

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  18. Oh how sweet--and so beloved! Yes, much loved by all.

    (Thanks for your comment re 57th St. beach and the point. I definitely live in your old neighborhood, and it makes me smile to know that. Do you ever return for visits?)

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  19. That is so cool...I wish we had tributes like that where I live.

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  20. They are just so...huggable!

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  21. Oh, these are great kate. Very delightful. I love the action in this and the bronze just gives the characters a wonderful look.
    I remember seeing a really HUGE Snoopy at Camp Snoopy in the Mall of the Americas. Is it still there?

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  22. thats a very cute statue...

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  23. I have been a peanuts fan since i was a teenager, I had snoopy posters all over the walls of my room in res. at University! These are really cool.

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  24. Your blog reads like a tour guide! Great work and wonderful images!

    Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment, you are always welcome!

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  25. Kate, I'm came back to say I wish I'd had your help coming up with the title to my leg photo today. I love the idea of "Leg Room".

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  26. That's really cute. Its nice to hear that the proceeds from the auction will be used for another noble cause...well captured shot!

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  27. Long live Snoopy and his friends!!! ... and great thanks to Charles for having created them!

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  28. Grew up loving Peanuts, and this is a great little bronze. Lucy is a hoot.

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  29. I LOVE this post!!

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  30. Love this Peanuts sculpture! Like Fénix, I wish I was there to see them and touch them, too!

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  31. Hi Kate!

    Aaaaaaawwwwwwww...love this shot...AND Peanuts...what a National Treasure!

    And did ya know that Charles lived just down the street from my parents when they lived up in Santa Rosa?

    There's a nice museum there but I've never been....gonna have to make a point of stopping in next time I'm up in the area!

    Have an awesome week!
    =)
    xo

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  32. That's great and Schulz unforgettable !!!

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  33. This is so cool. I LOVED the Peanuts characters growing up.

    Back before anyone had video machines, WAY before DVD, it was a personal tragedy to miss one of their TV specials on the holidays. If you missed it, well then too bad, you had to wait a whole year to see it again.

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  34. Excellent, beautiful and funny!

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  35. Photos and stories of all 800+ statues from St. Paul and Santa Rosa, CA will be laid out in one book to be released in 2017. 100s of interviews of artists, sponsors, owners, local and national celebrities give their stories related to the statues. It's a complete history of the Charles Schulz tribute - everything you wanted to know and more!

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