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Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Somerset House, London


This exhibition explores the enduring popular appeal of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts cartoons by bringing together a range of strips, memorabilia and the cartoonist’s personal effects, as well as a range of responses to Peanuts by contemporary artists.

Over a prodigious career, Schulz saw his cartoon strips appear in more than 2,500 newspapers in 75 countries worldwide. His characters, including Snoopy and Charlie Brown, cast an oblique eye on the oddities of society, and artists from Fiona Banner to Ryan Gander have responded to Peanuts charms. Commissioned especially for the show is a flag drawn by Gander’s four-year-old daughter, which will fly from the top of Somerset House. Find out more about ‘Good Grief Charlie Brown!’ at Somerset House’s website. 

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Charlie Brown, Good Grief © Peanuts

Detail of Peanuts, 06.07.1968

Detail of Peanuts (1968), Charles M. Schulz. © Peanuts

Detail of Peanuts

Detail of Peanuts (1963, Charles M. Schulz). © Peanuts

Animal, David Musgrave

Animal (1998), David Musgrave. Courtesy greengrassi London

Beagle Punctuation, Fiona Banner

Beagle Punctuation (2011), Fiona Banner. Courtesy the artist

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