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DescriptionStarKist Charlie the Tuna Advertising Pitch Painting Original Art (Leo Burnett, 1981). "Sorry, Charlie!" Charlie the Tuna takes center stage in this fantastic original one-of-a-kind hand-painted advertising pitch art for a "Tell 'em Charlie Sent Ya!" spot. This "tuna with good taste" is the longtime mascot for StarKist Tuna, starring in over 100 animated television commercials across five decades. He first appeared in 1961 in an ad produced by the Leo Burnett Agency in Chicago. He was voiced for over 25 years by actor Herschel Bernardi. The art is in gouache on illustration board measuring 14" x 11" with a great full-figure 7" image of Charlie. Back of the presentation art board is dated 4/10/81. This is one of the single most impressive pieces of Charlie the Tuna we have seen. He is an advertising pop culture icon! Minor handling wear. Condition is Very Good.
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