NEW YORK (PRNewswire) — On a Chelsea morning, the first thing that people and dogs saw was more than 35 bright red, Peanuts-inspired dog bowls outside businesses and restaurants all over New York City’s art-centric neighborhood. And many dogs partook of the water provided in the bowls, with no idea they were drinking from works of art.
The dog bowls, designed by artist Rob Pruitt, are the latest manifestation of the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, a worldwide arts initiative that engaged seven contemporary artists to blend Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz’s original hand-drawn vision with their own individual styles and mediums.
The dog bowls, combining public art with a public good, will be available on Chelsea sidewalks until October 7.
The Pruitt x Peanuts dog bowls, featuring images of Snoopy and a Pruitt signature panda, can be found outside more than 35 participating Chelsea restaurants, art galleries, and businesses such as Cookshop, Gagosian Gallery, and STORY, New York’s ever-changing concept store, which launched a new installation on the Peanuts Global Artist Collective on Sept. 6.
The Peanuts Global Artist Collective launched with larger-than-life murals created by artists Andre Saraiva x Mr.A, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Nina Chanel Abney, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Rob Pruitt, and Kenny Scharf and displayed in unexpected street locations in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, Tokyo, Seoul, and New York’s Hudson Square neighborhood. The New York murals have proved so popular that six have been held over in their original locations; the mural by Andre Saraiva x Mr. A has moved and is now on view at 10th and 18th in Chelsea.
“How Original STORY” runs thru Oct. 7 and blurs high art and hype culture into a retail experience that celebrates radical self-expression in an age of remixes and reboots. STORY worked alongside the Peanuts Global Artist Collective to create a series of limited-edition collaborations featuring the artworks in never-before-seen ways. Brands including Champion, PinTrill, Herschel, Away, and Corkcicle reimagine the art as apparel, accessories, and collectibles, creating a way for Peanuts fans and art lovers alike to participate in the global event.
“The Peanuts Global Artist Collective is a truly thrilling project that makes contemporary art accessible to everyone by combining my grandfather’s beloved characters with the bold work of these acclaimed artists,” says Lindsey Schulz, granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. “We are delighted to bring the project to a new level of creativity and innovation through this exciting collaboration with STORY.”
STORY, known for its customized and attention-getting special events exclusive to each installation, has created an appropriately fur-focused happening to coincide with Snoopy’s appearance in the Peanuts Global Artist Collective installation: a dog adoption.
On Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 2 p.m., the public is invited to attend an adoption event at STORY run by Animal Haven, a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area.
Animal Haven will bring to STORY approximately ten dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages to showcase the importance of adopting a pet. STORY is located at 144 Tenth Avenue on the southeast corner of 19th Street.
Charles M. Schulz first introduced the world to the Peanuts characters in 1950, when the Peanuts comic strip debuted in seven newspapers.