P01988 [from] THREE WORKING PROOFS FOR MR PEANUT 1970 [P01987-P01989]
Three screenprints, printed at Atelier Haas, Stuttgart, each 27 1/2 × 19 1/4 (69.8 × 48.8)
Presented anonymously through the Friends of the Tate 1980
'Mr. Peanut’ (op.cit., no.55) was published by Württenburg, Stuttgart in an edition of 150. These three proofs are for the screeprinted background: in the final version small images as if from printed stickers collaged on are added over this ground. These images include a rocket, a car, a flying saucer and the American ‘Mr. Peanut’ trademark: a peanut in top hat, monocle, white gloves and spats. The ground colours are printed in different colourways throughout the edition.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984