A new piece of art, dubbed “City of Peanutty Love” looks good enough to eat.
The piece commemorates the near century-long relationship between the City of Philadelphia and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.
Artist Chaz Hampton created the mixed-media piece with wood, paint, paper and ceramic. At about 2 ft. wide by 4 ft. tall, it weighs-in at nearly 26 pounds.
The design features a silhouette of Philadelphia City Hall surrounded by alternating red, white and blue rays. The rays symbolize both a patriotic nod to the birthplace of America, and a reflection of the colors long associated with the brand. The rays are also layered with collaged historic and contemporary Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews packaging and iconic Philadelphia imagery.
The entire piece is framed with life-size ceramic casts of the nostalgic candy.
The artwork will be displayed at various Philadelphia-area venues on a tour of the region beginning with the Walgreens located at 1 South Broad Street, at the corner of Chestnut Street. At the conclusion of the tour the artwork will be donated to a local museum for permanent display.