Good Ideas
12 in HIGH x 9 in WIDE x 1.75 in DEEP
(30.48 cm HIGH x 22.86 cm WIDE x 4.44 cm DEEP)
Gift of the Oakland Museum Women's Board

written in ink (black sharpie) on verso of panel, BL: "1/10 S. Carnwath 2009"

This is a tal print with oil paint on acrylic gesso mixed with modeling paste and marble dust mounted on wood panel. A reproduction of Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", c. 1665, appears as if taped onto lined notebook paper. Written over the image are the words: "Good iDeAS / Are NOT / MAdE / they Are / SToLeN." A scribble appears in the lower right corner. The artist splattered oil paint over the print surface.

Provenance: Produced by the artist at Magnolia Editions, Oakland, for exhibition fundraising purposes (2009 Exhibition "Squeak Carnwath: Painting Is No Ordinary Object"). The print was donated to the OMCA by the Oakland Museum's Women's Board. per KTS: "The artist has incorporated other historical images in her other paintings and works on paper, such as the Roman Portland Vase and Fayum mummy portraits. It is her way of suggesting that ideas and images are often "stolen and borrowed" by artists. (Much as the writer Tracy Chevalier based her fictional novel "Girl with a Pearl Earring" on Vermeer's painting.)"

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