Sweet Tooth Up Above 24″ x 44″
This is the third in the iconic series of original oil paintings by the renowned photorealist Mark Schiff. This oil painting arrives to you in a museum-quality black floater frame. This painting would be perfect for the home of the lover of Good ‘n Plenty, Good ‘n Fruity, Skybar, Twizzlers, Pop Poms or Junior Mints. Not too familiar with some of these? Good & Plenty is an American brand of licorice candy. The candy is a narrow cylinder of sweet black licorice, coated in a hard candy shell to form a capsule shape. The pieces are colored bright pink and white and presented in a purple box or bag. Good & Plenty was first produced by the Quaker City Confectionery Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1893 and is the oldest branded candy in the United States. Warner-Lambert purchased Quaker City in 1973 and sold it to Leaf Candy Company (owned by Beatrice Foods) in 1982. It is now produced by Hershey Foods, which purchased Leaf in 1996. Beginning in 1960, a cartoon character named “Choo-Choo Charlie” appeared in Good & Plenty television commercials. A railroad engineer, Charlie would shake a box of the candy in a circular motion, imitating a train’s pushrods and making a sound like a train. Advertising executive Russ Alben wrote the “Choo-Choo Charlie” jingle based on the popular song “The Ballad of Casey Jones”.