THE SCHNAUZERS 2012 fine art print / special edition of 10 / $200.00

Al Lewis (1923-2006) and Charlotte Rae (b. 1926) portrayed the constantly feuding Leo and Sylvia Schnauzer on the 1960s TV sitcom Car 54, Where Are You? The two fought raging arguments over trivial matters (Was James K. Polk a good president? Astaire a better dancer than Gene Kelly?) with almost homicidal intent, before turning on a dime into a lovey-dovey twosome. That the combustible Leo was a member of the NYPD made the domestic interventions by officers Toody and Muldoon doubly problematic.

The Bronx-based bickering couple were so popular that Car 54 creator Nat Hiken (subject of an earlier Drew Friedman fine art print) planned a spinoff comedy, The Schnauzers, that never got off the drawing board. After Car 54 was cancelled in 1963, Al Lewis went to Hollywood to star alongside Fred Gwynn in The Munsters.

This portrait of Lewis and Rae in character is being offered as a very limited edition (10) artist-signed, hand-numbered and -titled fine art print, roughly coinciding with the release of Car 54's second season DVD box.

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  • CANADA via USPS Priority Mail International: $60
  • INTERNATIONAL via USPS Priority Mail International: $75
Only ten (10) prints of THE SCHNAUZERS were produced for this edition. Each print is signed in the lower right by the artist, hand-titled in the center, and numbered in the lower left (all beneath the image). We have sold print numbers 1/10 thru 5/10, and are now offering print number 6/10, unframed, for $200 (plus shipping and handling). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.

The image area is 13-1/2" high x 11-1/2" wide centered on an untrimmed 19" x 13" sheet. Paper, ink, and production specifications, as well as shipping details, are available on our PRINT SPECS page.