died today, age 91. Wyeth was often referenced by Charles M. Schulz in the world’s greatest comic strip Peanuts: ‘Charlie Brown, no time for love,’ as we used to like to say to each other when we were young schoolboys in the playground. Saying that made us feel erudite, important and misunderstood all at once.
In one strip Snoopy is presented with a bill for, ‘Psychiatric help, 20 cents’ and says, ‘I refuse to sell my Andrew Wyeth.’
You can pick up this detail and much more on the Andrew Wyeth Wikipedia entry.
Public Sale, 1943
Inspired by an estate auction in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, following the death of a farmer’s wife. It records the end of a family-run farm.