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    Bill Melendez - "Great Pumpkin" Peanuts Illustration Original Art (Bill Melendez Productions, c. 1990s). "That stupid blockhead of a brother of mine" says Lucy about Linus and his strange belief in "The Great Pumpkin." Bill Melendez, who directed the original 1966 TV Special, created a number of beautiful watercolor and marker painted illustrations of various scenes from the film, including this absolutely great one. Here's Linus in the pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive as Lucy and the other kids stop by to taunt him on their way to Trick or Treat. What a marvelous keepsake for any fan of the special - and who doesn't love that Halloween-themed classic? All the Peanuts specials are beloved by millions, but It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a particular favorite, and any scene including the pumpkin patch is highly desirable. This rare piece of Bill Melendez (1916 - 2008) artwork is on heavy art paper measuring 13.5" x 10.5", with an approximate image size of 11.5" x 5.75". It's hand-signed in graphite in the lower right; a Bill Melendez Productions Stamp is in the lower left. The art is matted and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 21" x 18". The frame is sold as-is. A Linda Jones Letter of Authenticity is included on back of the frame. Art condition is Fine.

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    June, 2021
    25th-27th Friday-Sunday
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