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SO GOOD IT COULD HAVE BEEN

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

SO GOOD IT COULD HAVE BEEN

2012

Victoria Haven

American, born 1964

Dawn Cerny

American, American, born 1979

This comment by a male colleague prompted the artists to frame the remark without commentary of their own: Should we interpret it as an underhanded compliment or a reminder that artistic and intellectual achievement is still measured by male accomplishments?
Silkscreen on paper
33 1/2 × 26 in. (85.1 × 66 cm)
Gift of Matthew Offenbacher and Jennifer Nemhauser with funds from the 2013 Neddy Award in Painting
2015.2.1
Provenance: The artists; [Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle]; purchased from gallery by Matthew Offenbacher, Seattle, March 2015
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Greg Kucera Gallery, Ladies’ Choice: Works by Women Artists Chosen by Women Artists, Nov. 15 – Dec. 22, 2012. No catalogue.

Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Rebel Rebel, Aug. 29, 2015–July 4, 2016. No catalogue.

Published ReferencesGraves, Jen. "The Most Unusual Art Gift Ever." The Stranger, May 6, 2015: reproduced.

Manitach, Amanda. “The Rebels Among Us.” City Arts, September 4, 2015.

Demetre, Jim. “Rebel Rebel at SAM to Run through December 13.” Seattle Magazine, December 2015.

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