Peppermint Patty by Tivoli Too

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This bronze statue of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts character Peppermint Patty was created in 2004 by Tivoli Too, a 3D sculpting and design studio. It stands in Rice Park with nearby Marcie and Woodstock, which prompted a mini-controversy over whether or not cartoon characters deserved to share space with literary legends like F. Scott Fitzgerald. Comedy Central’s The Daily Show even lampooned the debate in this report.

The sculptures were designed to be child-friendly with no sharp corners and coated with a special substance so they won’t get too hot in the sun. These bronze characters were the permanent result of the multiple Peanuts on Parade displays where fiberglass sculptures of Peanuts characters were displayed throughout the Twin Cities.

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