In 1970, Trasov assumed the identity of Mr. Peanut, donning a handmade paper mâché replica of the mascot of the Planters Peanut Company. Soon after, he producedThe Mr. Peanut Mayoralty Campaign of 1974, a twenty-day performance developed in collaboration with members of the Vancouver arts community. The legume quickly became Trasov’s cipher and central component of his practice.Mr. Peanut Drawingscollects nearly a hundred of Trasov’s Peanut drawings together with a text by Nancy Tousley.
Edited by Jeff Khonsary
19 × 26.5 cm 168 Pages, Cloth Bound ISBN: 978-1-927354-28-5 First Edition (2017)