Sunday, April 17, 2011

L : This is a Love Letter

Space 1026 is proud to present This is a Love Letter, a collection of personal letters fromPeanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz to native Philadelphian Tracey Claudius. Providing a rare glimpse into the beloved cartoonist’s life and private thoughts in the early ’70s, this event marks the first time the letters will be presented to the public by their owner, Claudius’ daughter Katie Leeman .

David Michaelis’ biography of Charles M. Schulz, Schulz and Peanuts (Harper-Perennial, 2008), revealed the beloved Peanuts icon’s relationship with fan and friend, Tracey Claudius. During the 70s, Schulz briefly dated Claudius, and the famed cartoonist wrote nearly one hundred poignant and heartfelt letters to her throughout their time together. Now unearthed by Claudius’ daughter, these love letters bear testimony to a warm and affectionate two-year relationship, and offer a tender glimpse at the mind that created an international institution.

******************* This is a Love Letter Personal Correspondences from Charles M. Schulz From the Private Collection of Katie Leeman April 1st – 29th, 2011 Opening Reception: First Friday, April 1st, 7 – 10pm

Space 1026 1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

Works presented in this show are not for sale. Characters property of Peanuts Worldwide, LLC. All other artwork property of Charles M. Schulz Estate. Letters personal property of Katie Leeman.

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