New Ripley’s Portrait of Jennifer Lawrence Is Nuts


New Ripley’s Portrait of Jennifer Lawrence Is Nuts
New Ripley’s Portrait of Jennifer Lawrence Is Nuts

“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence is taking snacks to a new art form.

Believe it or not, an Orlando artist crafted a portrait of Jennifer Lawrence out of Planters peanuts for for a Ripley’s exhibit head to the Louisville Slugger Museum.

Mateo Blanco, an artist from Orlando, Fla., made the portrait of the actress out of 9,658 Planters Cocktail Peanuts.

Ripley’s commissioned Blanco to create a portrait of a celebrity from Kentucky using an artistic medium associated with baseball for inclusion in the Louisville Slugger Museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky, next year.

“I love peanuts, so as soon as I began I ate like three or four peanuts for every one peanut I put in the portrait,” the 33-year-old artist said.

is expected to travel to ballparks this summer to promote the display.

This is Blanco’s 10th piece for Ripley’s.

In his other works, he used materials like dog hair, sugar and balls of wool.

“Mateo and his art are bigger than life,” Edward Meyer, Ripley’s vice president of exhibits and archives, said.

“I truly had no idea what he could create to fill our criteria of having to be made from something associated with baseball.

The end result is one of the most original pieces in our vast collection of unbelievable art.” Blanco spent 400 hours on the portrait, which measures at 55 inches by 55 inches.

Lawrence is a native of Louisville.

She is known for roles in “American Hustle” and “The Hunger Games” films and won an Academy Award for “Silver Linings Playbook.” The finished product will be seen in Ripley’s baseball-themed exhibit at the Louisville Slugger Museum, starting in February.       

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