Tuesday, May 08, 2012

"Mug Shot of Charles Ponzi" by Andrew Daniel

 "Mug Shot if Charles Ponzi" by Andrew Daniel
oil on wood 7" x 5" (18cm x 13cm)

This painting is available in my online shop.
Or come by and see ii during North Coast Open Studios!
June 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
1885 Zehndner Ave. Arcata

This is a painting of a 1910' mug shot depicting Charles Ponzi, who created the Ponzi Scheme. In which he took money form investors and used it to pay off other investors, meanwhile never actually investing the money. As long as more money was coming in the scheme worked. I enjoyed reading his biography in wikipedia. Seems he was jailed several times without learning his lesson.

"I landed in this country with $2.50 in cash and $1 million in hopes, and those hopes never left me,"

This painting measures 7" x 5"(18cm x 13cm) and is painted in oil paint on a piece of Baltic Birch wood panel that measures 1/2" deep.

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