Friday, November 21, 2014

"Information" Kinsman Robinson Galleries didn't want you to know about (Part I)


Kinsman Robinson Galleries vs. Ugo Matulic /CV-10-417123/
/CASE WON BY THE DEFENDANT/

~ All individual posts from the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG specified in KINSMAN ROBINSON GALLERIES' 'Statement of Claim' for this $1,000,000 SLAPP suit, against Blog Master UGO MATULICwill be presented separately in future posts...


























~ Blog Master Ugo Matulic with "The Conversation, 1981" created by William McElcheran (1927–1999); Calgary, Alberta;
© 2014 Ugo Matulic /Click on Image to Enlarge/ 


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"Though Kinsman Robinson Galleries web blogs have personally accused Matulic of being an “ignorant Croatian,” Matulic is a shining example of how passionate new Canadians have immeasurably helped to enrich the cultural life of Canada."

Source: http://themorrisseauhoaxexposedblog.com/

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> On May 7th, 2008 KRG blog published a post under the title "Will the real SpiritWalker please stand up?" If you read the text under that heading and ignore the racist slant that is, in a sense disparaging to all Canadian immigrants, including the former Governor General of Canada, one would get a feeling that to appreciate Canadian aboriginal art a person has to be either an aboriginal Canadian or Canadian born. I have posted my reply to their racial profiling almost a year later on April 24th, 2009 with a post "The Real Spirit Walker is standing up!"...

As per December 31st, 2010 post "KRG Not Involved In 'Morrisseau Conspiracy' " by KRG blog at http://genuinemorrisseau.blogspot.com/ it is stated that allegations presented on the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG referring to Kinsman Robinson Galleries "are unfair and false, offensive, mean-spirited"  and "were published either with the knowledge that they were false, or with conscious disregard for the truth." (click HERE) This post has been since deleted by KRG blog editors (click HERE for .PDF version of .MHT file of this KRG's blog post, with their comment, from July 9th, 2011).


"The Plaintiffs have actively and deliberately taken action to corner the market in paintings by Norval Morrisseau. They are using their own position, as a former Morrisseau dealer, to inflate the value of their own holdings of Norval Morrisseau's paintings, and deflate the value of paintings held by Matulic, other Morrisseau collectors and art galleries all across Canada, by falsely claiming that many genuine Morrisseaus are forgeries, especially those signed on the back by the artist in black paint using drybrush (DB) technique. However several of these paintings have been positively confirmed for the signature authenticity by three independent forensic document examiners from Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 4, Page 2)


"The Plaintiffs along with other individuals have attacked Matulic's personal and professional reputation in an attempt to devalue paintings from Matulic's personal collection calling them forgeries and abominations."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 5, Page 2)


"All of the blog postings written by Matulic contain statements that are factually accurate or contain statements of opinion based upon accurate facts."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 7, Page 3)


"The Plaintiff, Kinsman Robinson Galleries, previously owned and used the domain name www.norvalmorrisseau.com. However, they did not pay the necessary domain name registration renewal fees and it was placed on the open market and Matulic purchased the domain name. Since then, Matulic has used the domain name and blog to honour the late great Canadian painter Norval Morrisseau. The plaintiffs have on several occasions tried to intimidate him and to portray him in negative light, thereby allowing other individuals to launch a number of character defamation attacks on him on the internet and other forms of media." (Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 6, Page 3)

"Freedom of expression is guaranteed by s. 2 (b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the "Charter"). It is essential to the proper functioning of the institutions of a democratic form of governance, including the institutions of the courts, the judiciary and an independent professional bar. The law should encourage and permit freewheeling debate in good faith on matters of public interest. The law should not be used to thwart such freewheeling debate by an overtly solicitous attempt to protect a private corporation such as one owned by the plaintiffs. The Matulic postings at issue in this action, demonstrate the vital importance of such a free-wheeling debate. In the particular circumstances of this case, the postings should benefit from constitutional immunity."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 15, Page 6) 


"There are more than 40 galleries and various auction houses and museums across North America which have exhibited authentic Norval Morrisseau's artwork which the Plaintiffs consider fakes and they are in support of individuals who collectively deflated the value of paintings held by Matulic and other Norval Morrisseau collectors all across Canada, by falsely claiming that many genuine Norval Morrisseau's are fakes."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 18, Page 7) 

"The Plaintiffs' concerted campaign of online terror in the form of libel chill is a transparent attempt to monopolize the privileged sale of the Norval Morrisseau's artwork and to silence any of their critics."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 19, Page 7)

"Contrary to the Plaintiffs' assertions, Mr. Joseph McLeod of Maslak McLeod Gallery, the other most prominent expert in Norval Morrisseau's art considers the paintings in question to be authentic."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 21, Page 8)

"Matulic specifically denies the allegation in the ASOC paragraph 5 that he was actuated by bad faith in "publishing/broadcasting" the words complained of in the ASOC subparagraph 5. Matulic honestly believed his words to be true and posted them in good faith and without malice and without gross negligence."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 24, Page 9)

"Matulic therefore submits that this action constitutes an abuse of process and has been commenced with the vexatious attempt to deter Matulic from expressing his opinions, and as such, this is a strategic lawsuit against public participation intended to interfere with Matulic's right to freedom of expression."
(Statement of Defence, Sept. 21st, 2011; ¶ 28, Page 10)


>> The following are links to the posts from the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG specified in Plaintinffs' 'Statement of Claim' (DEC 2010) alleging Defamation:

1. > ww.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com (Part I) (NOV 22, 2008); 
2. > ww.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com (Part III) (DEC 18, 2008);
3. > ww.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com (Part IV) (DEC 19, 2008);
4. Weekend of Awakening (MAR 2, 2009);
5. David Voss about Donald Robinson (MAR 25, 2009);
6. Action of Deception by KRG (Part I) (MAY 12, 2009);
7. > ww.NorvalMorrisseauLegalDefenceFund.com (Part VI) (SEP 13, 2009); 
8. Action of Deception by KRG (Part II) (NOV 28, 2009); 
9. Action of Deception by KRG (Part III) (DEC 7, 2009);
10. Deceptions of the main 'Norval Morrisseau Conspirators': Gabor Vadas, Bryant Ross, Donald Robinson & Ritchie 'Stardreamer' Sinclair (Part I) (DEC 13, 2009); 
11. Action of Deception by KRG (Part IV) (DEC 15, 2009);
12. 'Old Art Scam' Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery and Gabor Vadas: Mr. Karl J. Burrows (Part I) (DEC 21, 2009);
13. Who is Donald C. Robinson and what is his role in the Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy? (Part I)  (JAN 19, 2010);
14. Who is Paul C. H. Robinson and what is his role in the Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy? (Part I) (MAR 2, 2010);
15. American art collectors write about incident at Kinsman Robinson Galleries (MAR 7, 2010);
16. Action of Deception by KRG (Part V) (APR 16, 2010);
17. Action of Deception by KRG (Part VII) (JUL 4, 2010);
18. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (NOV 4, 2010);
19. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (NOV 10, 2010);
20. 'Old Art Scam' Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery and Gabor Vadas: Mr. Karl J. Burrows (Part I) (DEC 29, 2010).

* Item No. 20 was originally posted on January 9th, 2010 & revised on December 29th, 2010 (Photograph of Mr. Karl Burrows replaced with another one - CONTENT OF THE POST NOT ALTERED OR MODIFIED IN ANY WAY)... (for comparison click HERE for the screen capture of "Google cache" version of the same post & click HERE for .PDF file of the same)

~ For those trying to understand why the Plaintiffs (Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Donald Robinson and Paul Robinson) decided to abandon this $1,000,000 SLAPP suit I strongly recommend reading the posts noted above (with corresponding reference posts). Also, the following documents/posts listed in a chronological order from the day the Plaintiffs filed case against me in The Superior Court of Justice - Ontario (DEC 23, 2010):


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Plaintiffs signed the Full and Final Release on May 16th, 2013 dropping all charges against me as soon as the judgement by Judge Paul J. Martial in Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway* was announced... contrary to what was stated for a reason on Kinsman Robinson Galleries' blog: "Our decision to agree to this settlement was made in order to end the ongoing distraction and cost of a complex litigation process." (click HERE or HERE for this post's screen capture). 

* - Donald Robinson (the Plaintiff) was discredited in this pivotal court case relevant to authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks (click HERE).
 
NOTE1. "The Hatfield case was unique in that it represented the first time a Morrisseau authentication joust had proceeded through a complete trial – it required five hearings spanning about two and a half years and resulting in 750 pages of published evidence – and ended with a judicial ruling." ~ 'The Globe and Mail'

This means that I would be totally free to write as before, about Donald Robinson, Paul Robinson, John MacGregor Newman, and Kinsman Robinson Galleries, as their activities relate to the Hoax of the so-called “fakes” they allege.

"I was in the process of submitting a long list of documents they would be required to produce that they have hidden from public scrutiny for the last 13 years. And they knew that is what they would have to reveal. Also financial documents, which actually show their profits went up from the Hoax, and not down from my revelations."

For background information on this 1,000,000 SLAPP suit by Kinsman Robinson Galleries and reasons behind it click HERE.



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"On the other hand, there are those dealers - including Joseph McLeod and collectors like Ugo Matulic and Joseph Otavnik - who believe that the issue of fakes is really a non-issue, a trumped-up conspiracy by Kinsman Robinson and Gabe Vadas to corner the market."

Armand Garnet Ruffo (NORVAL MORRISSEAU 'Man Changing into Thunderbird, 2014; Page 290)

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>>> REFERENCE POSTS:
 
- Law Tips for Bloggers (Part III) /SLAPP Suits/, - Ugo Matulić's response to Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Donald C. Robinson & Paul C. H. Robinson, - Ugo Matulić's response to yet another "Notice of Libel" by Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Kinsman Robinson Galleries threatens SLAPP suit against Ugo Matulić for $ 1 Million (Part I),
- Ugo Matulic wins $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Kinsman Robinson Galleries (Part I), - Pivotal Court Case Relevant to Authenticity of Norval Morrisseau Artworks & - Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway (Part IV).




"THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THIS PLATFORM IS BASED ON DATA COLLECTED FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND OTHER VERIFIABLE SOURCES WHICH CAN BE PUT FORTH ACCORDINGLY AS SUBMISSIBLE EVIDENCE IN A CANADIAN COURT OF LAW IF THE NEED SHOULD ARISE AGAIN."
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Ritchie Sinclair's showing his true faces at CBC "Four Rooms" - Episode 8, Season 1 (2014)


~ REVISED on November 17th, 2014

Video(s) Ritchie Sinclair would never like you to see...



VIDEO #1

http://www.cbc.ca/fourrooms/


FOUR ROOMS is a new series which came to CBC Television in January 2014.

The premise of the show is simple: members of the public come from across Canada with prized possessions that they think could be worth a fortune.

Waiting in four rooms are Canada’s top buyers, each of them ready to spend BIG money on whatever comes through their doors.

But there’s a catch.

Sellers can only visit one buyer at a time and if they turn down an offer, it’s off the table for good, there’s no going back.

FOUR ROOMS. Four buyers. Four chances to make - or lose - a fortune.



BACKGROUND: Ritchie Sinclair from Toronto, Ontario brings to FOUR ROOMS with one of his original artworks, 17ft long painting titled "A Great Spirit". Painted over six canvas panels, according to Mr. Sinclair, this artwork was created in honour to Aboriginal artist, Norval Morrisseau.


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> Mr. Sinclair is not interested at all in honouring and/or protecting Norval Morrisseau's legacy as he continues to ignore the conclusive findings of the three top internationally recognized Forensic Document Examiners and Handwriting Experts from Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary


















>>> Ritchie Sinclair is an individual who single-handedly caused the greatest harm to the Norval Morrisseau Art Market and whose name is infamously connected with the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau - recently supported by Donald C. Robinson in a court case Otavnik Vs Sinclair (Court File No. SC 09-00082782-0000) and served, together with Donald C. Robinson, as the plaintiff's only witnesses in a court case Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway * (Court File No. SC-09-087264-0000)...

Note: Both of these paintings which were involved in these two court cases had been proven authentic Norval Morrisseau artworks by forensic science on August 24th, 2010/May 27th, 2011 & December 19th, 2011 (click HERE). 


ALSO, LARGE NUMBER OF OTHER GENUINE NORVAL MORRISSEAU PAINTINGS, CERTIFIED BY FORENSIC SCIENCE, CONTINUE TO BE LABELED FORGERIES BY MR. RICHIE SINCLAIR ON HIS NOTORIOUS MALICIOUS WEBSITE (click HERE).

For the most recent court cases (see the above video 0:53 - 1:06), both, Mr. Hearn's and Mr. McDermott's opinions about autheniticity of their genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings came from no one else than Ritchie Sinclair of Toronto, Ontario - owner and operator of a notorious malicious website that claims that over 1,000 Morrisseau paintings - 99% of which he has never seen in person - are FORGERIES.

"His (Ritchie Sinclair's) methodology in identifying forgeries is clearly inadequate and suspect since he testified that he does not even view the original paintings before condemning them as fakes." (Court judgement "Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway" by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 16)

For the most recent court case McDERMOTT vs. MASLAK McLEOD GALLERY , noted in this video (see 0:53 - 1:06), all charges were dropped and case will not go for trial (click HERE).

... This is a story about an individual whose alleged "efforts to identify Norval’s true artistic legacy" are recognized by Donald C. Robinson of Kinsman Robinson Galleries ["AN EXAMINATION INTO THE AUTHENTICITY OF AN ALLEGED 1970'S NORVAL MORRISSEAU PAINTING" - EXPERT REPORT; September 10th, 2009; Page 74].

* Both, Donald Robinson and Ritchie Sinclair were discredited in this pivotal court case relevant to authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks (click HERE). 


NOTES:
 
1. "The Hatfield case was unique in that it represented the first time a Morrisseau authentication joust had proceeded through a complete trial – it required five hearings spanning about two and a half years and resulting in 750 pages of published evidence – and ended with a judicial ruling." ~ 'The Globe and Mail'


2. Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting involved in this court case was also acquired from Randy Potter Estate Auctions and appraised by Mr. Joseph McLeod.



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http://www.cbc.ca/fourrooms/










Inspection by the Buyers  (1:25 - 1:55)

















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Scott Landon: "Are you guys sure this is a Morrisseau?"

Eddy Rogo: "I am not!"

Derreck Martin: "I'm not either!"

Eddy Rogo: "It's style of, but I am not!"

Derreck Martin: "I've seen couple of his paintings. When you look at this like it is, I can see this painting is little bit amateurish compares to natural Morrisseau."

Scott Landon: "I agree, Derreck!"


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Buyers & transcripts:




VIDEO #1a

Scott Landon (3:08 - 4:04)
 
RCMP officer turned successful antiques dealer, Scott Landon is one of the most respected names in the business, dealing primarily in North American historical artifacts.


Transcript:

Ritchie Sinclair: "I spent the last five years trying to protect my mentor's legacy and his work from widespread forgery."

Scott Landon: "But we are not talking about Morrisseau, We are talking about Ritchie, right now. You give me the number. What do you want for this thing?"

Ritchie Sinclair: "So, let me put it to you this way... You walk in the room, and you go "I think that's Morrisseau, how much would you pay for Morrisseau?"

Scott Landon: "But you are not Morrisseau, Ritchie!

Ritchie Sinclair: "I know."

Scott Landon: "How much money do you want for this thing?"

Ritchie Sinclair: "I want twenty eight grand."

Scott Landon: "I'll pay $8,000 for the painting. I will get it to major gallery in Vancouver, and boom... here it is!?"


Ritchie Sinclair: "I am saying no, my friend."

Scott Landon: "OK!"
 


Ritchie Sinclair: [left the room]

Scott Landon: "I gave him an opportunity to showcase his work in a major city, where he's gonna have tons of traffic. He doesn't want that... tough luck on you." 



BLOG MASTER'S NOTE: As early as of August 2008 Ritchie Sinclair's intention was to capitalize on Morrisseau's name (click HERE to see blog post from October 17th, 2013 (Item 3), where Mr. Sinclair stated the following: "In my new Exhibition, "Spirit", I am capitalizing on Morrisseau's name and fame, however my motive for doing so is not financial." (click HERE and/or HERE).





VIDEO #1b

Jessica Lindsay Phillips (4:04 - 5:25)
 
Private collector and curator Jessica Lindsay Phillips is renowned for buying and selling the world’s most fascinating macabre items.


Transcript:

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "I saw your painting. I have a friend that collects Morrisseaus."

Ritchie Sinclair: "Do you know that I am looking for a public venue for this piece, not to be in someone's personal collection."

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "So, you are not in it for the money?"

Ritchie Sinclair: "I am not in it for the money. I am in it for the value."

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "Sounds like money to me."

Ritchie Sinclair: "I know it does."

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "Value, money moolah... What do we call it?"

Ritchie Sinclair: "If you have a public venue, and if you could make a legitimate offer, just a fair one. It doesn't need to be extravagant... and, put your best effort towards getting it out. Not to some guy who has forty or fifty Morrisseaus that may or may not be painted by Morrisseau."

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "What if he is willing to purchase it to put it in a public area."

Ritchie Sinclair: "Anybody that has gotten fifty Morrisseaus probably has a problem with it..."

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "...This is Ritchie Sinclair painting, it's not a Morrisseau..."

Ritchie Sinclair: "... Exactly, I don't want to be in someone's Morrisseau collection. I want you to put it out there in Niagara Falls..."

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "... I don't like it enough... And you did not just impress me at all. You kind of insulted me... What's the value you are looking for?..."

Ritchie Sinclair: "...I am not giving it to you... because you are not interested."

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "You can get out!... Bye!"

Ritchie Sinclair: [left the room]

Jessica Lindsay Phillips: "No numbers. I am not in here to little dance. That's what Saturday nights are for."


BLOG MASTER'S NOTE: Ritchie Sinclair, who claims that this painting was dedicated in honour of Norval morrisseau, clearly states that he does not want it "to be in someone's Morrisseau collection." This is very surprising for someone who claims to had apprenticed under this great Canadian painter.





VIDEO #1c

Eddy Rogo (Rogozinski) (5:25 - 5:55)
 
Co-owner of Empire Auctions with his brother Michael Rogozinski, Eddy Rogo has over 25 years of experience in buying and selling fine art and rare treasures, and has a worldwide client list that includes celebrities, billionaires and royalty.


Transcript:

Eddy Rogo: "I saw the mural and I was super impressed."

Ritchie Sinclair: "...It's great to hear."

Eddy Rogo: "But... Our auction gallery, we sell lots of art."

Ritchie Sinclair: "...Yes."


Eddy Rogo: "But, what we are trying to do I saw the mural and I was super impressed."

Ritchie Sinclair: "...It's great to hear."


Eddy Rogo: "But, our auction gallery... we sell lots of art. But what we are trying to do is to stick to historical or investment, for example a Morrisseau. But the rules of the game are I have to give you a price, but I want you to promise me you won't be insulted..."

Ritchie Sinclair: "...Yeah."


Eddy Rogo: "Five thousand dollars!"

Ritchie Sinclair: "...No... I am saying no to your offer but not to your friendship."


Eddy Rogo: "That's a great deal for me."

Ritchie Sinclair: "...OK, bye..."


Eddy Rogo: "...Friends."


BLOG MASTER'S NOTES: I was really surprised that Eddy Rogo (Rogozinski) offered any monies for Ritchie Sinclair's artwork at all, especially knowing that Mr. Sinclair defamed and is still defaming genuine Norval Morrisseau painting which was sold at Mr. Rogo's EMPIRE AUCTIONS in June 1997.

This painting is currently labeled as "Inferior Counterfeit Morrisseau" by Mr. Sinclair on his notorious malicious website (click HERE & HERE). This painting was in June 2010 offered for sale again, but this time through WALKER'S Auction in Ottawa, Ontario (click HERE).

Many other genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings sold through EMPIRE AUCTIONS were called "Inferior Counterfeit Morrisseaus" by Ritchie Sinclair... these paintings were supplied to EMPIRE AUCTION by Mr. David Voss of Thunder Bay, Ontario (Click HERE and/or HERE). Mr. Voss was individual who was a supplier of Norval Morrisseau's paintings to Kahns Auctions (Randy Potter Estate Auction).

>>> The same paintings sourced from Mr. David Voss and offered for sale to Empire Auctions and Randy Potter Estate Auctions are considered as FAKES by Donald Robinson of Kinsman Robinson Galleries (click HERE for more information). Mr. Robinson and his son Paul acquired and appraised the paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique and coming from the same source (see 'Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled'; Exhibit No. 4 & 'Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled'; Exhibit No. 8)  <<<

FINAL NOTE: Mr. Michael Rogozinski, a brother of Mr. Eddy Rogo, which has sold Norval Morrisseau’s work, in 'National Post' newspaper article "Morrisseau fakes alleged" in 2001 (see 'Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled'Exhibit No. 5) stated the following: -

“Over the last 30 years, he would be on reserves and paint paintings for food and liquor. You give him acrylic paint and a canvas and tell him you’ll take him out for dinner and give him some liquor and he’ll paint. There are probably thousands of these things on reserves all over the country.”

It is obvious, as per Mr. Michael Rogozinski's statement, that Norval Morrisseau was a very prolific artist. All of the paintings sold in the past in auction houses and commercial galleries all across Canada is a proof of it.

~ Majority of Norval Morrisseau's art during his artistic career were not sold through the galleries but rather directly by the artist to numerous investors and art collectors (Ref.: 'Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled'; Exhibit No. 1) ~
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VIDEO #1d
 
Derreck Martin (5:55 - 7:02)
 
Third generation owner of 507 ANTIQUES, with locations in Toronto and New York, Derreck Martin is the future of antiques in Canada and abroad.


Transcript:

Derreck Martin: "How is this painting legitimizing Morrisseau?"

Ritchie Sinclair: "... Well..."

Derreck Martin: "When I look at the application of the paints, and lines and the shapes... it looks like a, it looks like a bad Morrisseau..."

Ritchie Sinclair: "... Uhm... The major collector of my work right now, he is a billionaire. He has decked out all conference room with nothing but my work, and it's beside Rembrandts and Monets and Picassos..."

Derreck Martin: "So, so... OK"

Ritchie Sinclair: "...Yeah..."

Derreck Martin: "What do you think it's worth?"

Ritchie Sinclair: "I am looking for over twenty..... thousand"

Derreck Martin: "I could do a thousand a panel. So, it would be a six grand."

Ritchie Sinclair: "... Six thousand... we are not there."

Ritchie Sinclair: [left the room]
 
Derreck Martin: "I think Ritchie is attaching himself to Morrisseau to pull some value out of his work, but to be frank he is just not established enough to be commanding that kind of dough."


BLOG MASTER'S NOTE: It is surprising that Ritchie Sinclair, who claims that this painting was dedicated in honour of Norval morrisseau and clearly states that he does not want it "to be in someone's Morrisseau collection", he does not have objections of his artwork to be "beside Rembrandts and Monets and Picassos..."

... I would really love to meet that billionaire and ask him if I could visit that conference room decked out with nothing but Ritchie Sinclair's artworks, beside Rembrandts and Monets and Picassos..."

... The first question that crosses my mine is: "Does this person exist at all or is he/she just a figment of Ritchie Sinclair's imagination?

 

 













































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>>> In a court judgement "Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway" /Court File No. SC-09-087264-0000/ Judge Paul J. Martial stated the following about Mr. Joseph McLeod of Maslak McLeod Gallery:

“He demonstrated a superior depth of knowledge of Morrisseau…” (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 25)


“The testimony of Mr. Joseph McLeod is indicative of his care and the detailed effort to confirm provenance, including the hiring of a forensic expert to examine the signature on the back of the painting indicate that he took his role to provide appraisals seriously. His testimony… demonstrates his depth of knowledge of the painter due to his lengthy association with the artist.”
(Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 35)


"His (Ritchie Sinclair's) methodology in identifying forgeries is clearly inadequate and suspect since he testified that he does not even view the original paintings before condemning them as fakes." (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 16)

"Mr. Robinson (of Kinsman Robinson Galleries) was qualified as an expert in the area of valuation and appraisal. His testimony however overlapped into the area of handwriting and included an analysis of syllabic and English handwriting, areas for which he was not qualified.

"He has no formal training as an expert witness in handwriting analysis and his evidence is rejected. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)


"Dr. Singla's forensic evidence is preferred in this regard and his finding that it is highly probable that the painting "Wheel of Life" was painted by Norval Morrisseau was supported by his detailed technical analysis of known signatures of' Norval Morrisseau. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)


"The Court finds that there is overwhelming evidence that Norval Morrisseau signed paintings in black brush paint.” (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 34)

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>>> Reference posts:- Chill & Kill /Courtesy of http://themorrisseauhoaxexposedblog.com/,
- Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy & Art Market Competition,
- Ugo Matulic wins $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Kinsman Robinson Galleries (Part I), THREAT OF LAWSUITS TRIGGERS BELATED CTV VIDEO & "Famed tenor drops suit alleging art dealer sold him fake Morrisseau paintings" by James Adams.

~ As per decision of the SUPREME COURT OF CANADA (December 22, 2009), journalists and other media, including bloggers, will be protected from lawsuits if they diligently try to verify information on matters that are in the public interest (click HERE for more information and/or check NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG's DISCLAIMER @ the bottom of this page ). ~ -