Friday, October 17, 2008

Blog Master's Public Address V

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"This Blog is posted in honour of the Mind, Body and Spirit of Copper Thunderbird better known as Norval Morrisseau - Grand Shaman of the Ojibway."
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I, Spirit Walker, would like to thank you all for your comments posted on this "NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG". It is proving to be an exciting success as we have always anticipated it would be. The subject is dynamic and evolving to say the least.
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It has come to my attention that there are a number of Norval Morrisseau's works that are being called forgeries. These are pieces from both private collections and retail galleries. Some of the works have come from my collection as well as a number of pieces that I have seen with my own eyes in galleries that have nothing to gain by selling forgeries. I believe there is a larger group involved other than Stardreamer ("blackmagic") with much more to gain by calling these works forgeries.
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People are involved from the top of the food chain to the bottom and they dont have Norval's legacy as a priority.
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Galleries that are selling later works by Norval Morrisseau are the ones most threatened by the earlier works by Norval Morrisseau. Here is a list of the galleries that Ritchie Sinclair has attacked by posting these defamatory articles himself coming in under the name of "blackmagic" instead of his usual name of Stardreamer:
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/a list in random order/
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Galleries of Avalon (eBay)
Seventh Generation Gallery
Old Downtown Gallery
Qualicum Frameworks Gallery
Northwind Art Gallery
Whetung Gallery
Bearclaw Gallery
Maslak McLeod Gallery
Woodland Art Gallery
Gallery DeBoer
Bockley Gallery
Artworld of Sherway
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
Gallery on the Lake
Gallery Calligrammes
G.A.H enterprises
Wah-sa Gallery
Gallery 260
Arctic Fine Arts
Micah Gallery
Artcube Gallery
Bay of Spirits Gallery
Black Sheep Gallery
Woodland Gallery
Turtle Island Gallery
Redkettle Art & Collectibles
Northern Art Impressions Gallery
The Four Directions Native Art and Crafts Gallery
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/I apologize if I omitted any of the galleries that should have been included on this list/
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Where is the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS) when it comes to this blatant dishonesty? Who says that these works are forgeries? Where are the credentials backing up these ludicrous statements? There are pieces that have been scrutinized by the same forensic company that the RCMP uses and they have been deemed authentic. I am sorry, but there are too many questions to be answered in order for me to take this seriously. This alone has to be the worst slander to the most collectors that I have ever seen. This hurts the entire art market but hurts Norval's legacy the most.
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From the very beginning of this blog's life I have been open to everyone to share in the experiences regarding the Shaman Artist - Norval Morrisseau. I have given everyone a chance to contribute and with a certain number of people I have developed a closer relationship due to the love and passion we share for Norval Morrisseau's art.
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One individual, Ritchie Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer, has taken advantage of my openness and good heartedness and made me believe that he is in "it" for the same sincere reasons that I am.
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I was wrong by refusing to take warnings in regards to Stardreamer for the reasons that I am an individual who can only judge others based on my own experiences with them. I posted many articles about Ritchie Sinclair to promote this artist and his work.
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He was successful in hiding behind a sheep's skin that made me believe that everything he does was honourable. I was wrong, but I cannot be accused for any wrongdoings and I do not need to alopoligize to anyone for my actions. My true intentions were honourable and Richie Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer took adavantage by deceiving me.
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About one week ago when I "discovered" his presentation on www.morrisseau.com. I confronted him with my disagreement telling him that based on my own experience most of the paintings presented under user name "blackmagic" are authentic and there are no reasons that he could achieve anything positive by presenting the case based on his "liking or disliking" of the many pieces he maliciously labelled forgeries. It is important to note that some paintings need to be examined in person to state with certainty if they are authentic or not.
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Few of the paintings presented by "blackmagic" which is actually Ritchie Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer himself as per his own admission to me were in my personal collection. I cannot understand an individual who was Norval Morrisseau's apprentice would do anything to discredit art pieces by Norval Morrisseau for his personal gain?
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The reason why I started this blog almost a year ago was due to false statements made by Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery and individuals closely associated with Norval Morrisseau regarding paintings in question. I felt the need to create a platform that will speak for Norval when this priviledge to speak for himself was put in the hands of others that were only interested in their personal financial gain by putting the Legacy of Norval Morrisseau aside.
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This website www.morrisseau.com is a disservice to Norval Morrisseau, his legacy and the people of Canada. It is full of lies put forth by the people who have little or no expertise to judge the authenticity of Norval Morrisseau's and who are acting only for greed of others using false histories as their methods of deception. I am told that a lawsuit has been prepared against Ritchie Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer and that there are more to follow by the galleries mentioned above.
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I am a strong believer that Norval Morrisseau's Legacy belongs to his people "the Great Ojibway" and to family that bears his name - Morrisseau Family.
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"May the truth be told and known to all"

Megwetch,

Spirit Walker
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* The painting in this posting is the first Norval Morrisseau's painting that Spirit Walker ever acquired: "Untitled", 31"x26", © 1977 Norval Morrisseau /Collection of Spirit Walker; acquired in Winter of 1999-2000/

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for finally telling it like it is I have been waiting for someone with enough intestinal fortitude to tell it like it is WELL DONE SPIRITWALKER!!!

Anonymous said...

Bravo BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

I look at the list of galleries that are involved in the statement put forth and I feel secure that spiritwalker is not walking alone. I have been to more than one of these galleries and indeed it is an impressive list.As a consumer I will be going back to some of them and looking forward to seeing some new ones on the list. I bought my first piece of art at calligram gallery and my last piece, [ a Norval Morrisseau ] at Qualicum Frameworks gallery and was not only impressed with their professionalism but actually inspired by the entire process. They gave me 3 or 4 blogs to look at and insisted that I use due diligance. Thank you for keeping the blog in the spirit of Copper Thunderbird. John and Marie Dakarus.....Calgary

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of Ritchie Sin-clair's address so that my lawyer can serve him with a lawsuit?
The Metro Police Department in Toronto are looking for this guy folks.
I know that several lawsuits are being launched against this idiot as we speak.
Notice how he has only a FEW examples of paintings from the 1970's he see's are real?
Sin-clair where are the hundreds of paintings from the seventies that Morrisseau painted that you have for comparison?
This guy's website is proving a very important point and that is if the pieces he says are fake then "HOW COULD SOMEONE FORGE HUNDREDS OF PAINTINGS AND NOT GET COUGHT DOING IT?" I can understand a few paintings being forged but HUNDREDS? Come on man are you that stupid Ritchie Sin-clair?
I myself have been collecting images of Norval Morrisseau's work from the 1970's and my file contains over 1256 paintings.My friends have files with hundreds more listed from the 1970's.Face the facts Ritchie Sin-clair you have a "gap" in your history but we don't.
Your website has driven this point home...thank you Ritchie Sin-clair.
Now Ritchie Sin-clair is using the words "my opinion" on his website because he knows now that he has made a critical error in how to properly slander someone.Too late Sin-clair...you have already commited the crime and it will be used against you in a court of law.
If your articles posted with the paintings read "AUTHENTIC OR NON-AUTHENTIC YOU MAKE THE VOTE" in regards to your polling scheme.Then you would not have been held responsible in a court of law because this would have made it an "OPINION" which means nothing in a court of law looking for facts.

Anonymous said...

in my opinion gabe vadas is behind sinclair. again he is a sneaky SOB so ritchie will take the fall but I am sure vadas is behind this. Notice that no images come from his cohorts, Coghlan or Kinsman Robinson...Hmmmmmmmm, Makes you think dosen't it!

Anonymous said...

Here is Ritchie Sin-clair's(aka.blackmagic,stardreamer) disclaimer found at the bottom of his website folks.He has just recently added this because now he knows that many of the galleries are filing lawsuits against this con-man.
I agree with you that Gabe Vadas,Bryant Ross,John Newman,Don Robinson,Kinsman Robinson Gallery and all the other galleries these people are involved in selling questionable later works(80's,90's) by the artist are responsible for all of this.
All the galleries should write to contact@stardreamer.com to get Ritchie Sin-clair,aka.blackmagic to remove your paintings which he posted on his website without your permission.
Make sure you copy the contents of his website to be used in court filing proceedings.

This is Ritchie Sin-clair's website disclaimer he posted today on his site after he slandered all of the galleries mentioned in spiritwalker's public announcement.

"Copyright 2008 - Morrisseau.com - Canada Posted October 18 2008

MORRISSEAU.com's content is for informational/educational purposes only. Writings on these pages could be removed on request of the stated author(s) only. This statement also applies to the posted digital images and/or photographs of the copyrighted material. Morrisseau.com will not be liable in any way for comments posted on this site, and by using this site, you acknowledge and agree that sensibilities vary among people and that you may be exposed to comments you find offensive or otherwise objectionable. Comments herein are the sole responsibility of their writers and the writer will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment."

Now he is spreading lies about Goyce Kakegamic.

Anonymous said...

As gallery owners that encourage our customers to practice due diligance we also live by that rule, therefore we have documented proof of the time and date he applied the disclaimer. We need to show the public we stand together for the rights of Norvals Legacy and by doing that we also insure the best for our clients. I am proud to be a part of this justice seeking movement. M.G. Q.B.

Anonymous said...

thank you
richie sinclairs website went dark because of an injunction sent to the website host.rather than respect the injunction sinclair has moved to a different host and the images related to the gallery serving the injuction have been removed.the second host will be notified next week.there is no way
sinclair is this sophisticated,nor does he have the money to do this.
we will discover the party behind this and we will bring them to
justice.(don robinson,are you listening?)
what will you do when they come for you?
friends of the family

Anonymous said...

GALLERIES OF AVALON:
eBay vendor AVALON*13
Art Director-Michael Moniz

As to your disclaimer ritchie sin-clair-"remove all my paintings immediately off your website www.morrisseau.com and my Norval Morrisseau Signature Article 101.
You do not have my permission to use my intelectual property."
The quote below is coming off your website...you have 24 hours to remove it.I don't want to be part of your bull shit.

"MORRISSEAU.com's content is for informational/educational purposes only. Writings on these pages could be removed on request of the stated author(s) only. This statement also applies to the posted digital images and/or photographs of the copyrighted material. Morrisseau.com will not be liable in any way for comments posted on this site, and by using this site, you acknowledge and agree that sensibilities vary among people and that you may be exposed to comments you find offensive or otherwise objectionable. Comments herein are the sole responsibility of their writers and the writer will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment."

Anonymous said...

For detailed information about owner (Ritchie Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer) of the www.morrisseau.com copy and paste the following information:

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=morrisseau.com

Anonymous said...

FYI,

Raven's Blog: http://honouringnorvalmorrisseau.blogspot.com/ has been removed???

Does anyone know reasons why?

Thanks,

NM Collector

Anonymous said...

Another Bravo! You have the conmen on the run. I hope Gabe Vadas isn't involved because he did so much for Morrisseau as a manager and friend. I am glad to see that you are finally vindicated of the 'crimes'the Toronto art Mafi tried unsuccessfully to pin on you.Keep up the good work.

thehabs1 said...

Hello Collectors.

I shut down www.honouringnorvalmorrisseau.blogspot.com. I am now offering a reward for the whereabouts of Richite Sinclair. I already have his last known address at

1604-30 Hillsboro Ave
Toronto, ONT
M5R 1S7.

I have the email address of the host so that all collectors and there lawyers can go their and get Mr. Sinclair site taken down, It's



abuse@godaddy.com
legal@secureserver.net

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invalidwhois@secureserver.net

Anonymous said...

Have any of the owners or sellers of the hundreds of purported questionable pieces identified on the blackmagic website actually purchased any of the artworks directly from Norval Morrisseau? If so, this would be valuable evidence to make public.

Anonymous said...

My letter of complaint to copyrightdomains@godaddy.com where Ritchie Sinclaie is operating his website www.morrisseau.com

Please shut down www.morrisseau.com. this con-man Ritchie Sinclair aka.Stardreamer/blackmagic/Fakehater/Norval has been posting hundreds of paintings from across Canadian and International Art Galleries and stating that these paintings are forgeries.
Ritchie Sinclair (aka.blackmagic/Norval/Fakehater/Stardreamer on his website) has also posted my intelectual property "Signature Article 101" with out my permission to do so.I am demanding that this information be taken down or else I will commence a lawsuit involving Mr.Sinclair and GoDaddy.com This website is registered under this name below:

Ritchie Sinclair
1604-30 Hillborro
M5R 1S7 Toronto Ontario
Canada
Tel:416.968.2838

Complaint: Slander,lies maliscious content has been posted by Ritchie Sinclair aka.Stardreamer,blackmagic/Norval/Fakehater in his attack on dozens of Art Galleries in Canada and the rest of the world.Below are the paintings that belong to me and the articles that belong to me that Ritchie Sinclair has posted on his website www.morrisseau.com that I want removed.I have also emailed to him my request to remove this content off his website in relation to my person and he has ignored my demands.

Content to be Removed from www.morrisseau.com:

Morrisseau forgeries - Spirit Walker v Stardreamer - Norval wins! Author: UgoOctober 17, 2008

Stardreamer Plus1 comments Cracks in the Foundation - Forging Ahead... Author: StardreamerOctober 16, 2008Morrisseau3 commentsIt was Norval's plan that I protect his artistic legacy.As Norval's long time pro Morrisseau

# 311Morrisseau
# 310Morrisseau
# 309Morrisseau
# 283Morrisseau
# 265Morrisseau
# 128Morrisseau
# 127Morrisseau
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# 125Morrisseau
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# 327Morrisseau

Galleries of Avalon:
Art Director Michael Moniz

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Anonymous said...

To the question, have we purchased any pieces from Norval directly? That would mean dealing with Gabe ,and I for one would never deal with him.I have provenance all the way back to the original purchase from Norval from different sorces. Most of the pieces I have are directly from Thunder Bay.The quality of work that I saw that came directly from Norval, I meen Gabe, was far inferior than the pieces I acquired elswhere. Look at the works that are called forgeries and compare them to pieces that are at galleries that are not listed here. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO! SPIRIT WALKER JUST THREW THE KNOCKOUT! How stupid can you be Ritchie? I think its time that these guys like Ritchie and his associates get what's coming. He is already being looked for and wont take long to find. We have already hired an individual to hunt him down. Prepare for some serious lawsuuits Ritchie. Im sure you won't be the only one with this coming!
Spirit Walker, keep up the great website! You are an inspiration to us all for your dedication to keeping Norval's legacy alive!
cheers
Mike Richardson
Toronto,Ontario

Anonymous said...

I would like to address the silence of the below listed Galleries(at the bottom of my letter). Would any of these galleries care to comment or defend themselves with concerns to Mr.( Ill use that very loosely) Ritchie Sinclair's accusations of owning and selling "FAKE" Morrisseau's. It is a shame that Mr. Sinclair went to such low levels. He went from a respected artist and man to a disgrace to the native communnity. A true sell out. It won't be long before the domino effect happens. Once one domino falls, they all do! This is just the beginning. I also want to say that Spirit Walker has been someone that has stood strong through all of this controversy and still continues to do so. I believe this man is only trying to honour the legacy of the great Norval Morrisseau and has been doing just that for sometime now! Great work! Its not going unnoticed.
Megwetch to you Spirit Walker,

Galleries of Avalon(Ebay)
Seventh Generation Gallery
Old Downtown Gallery
Qualicum Frameworks Gallery
Northwind Art Gallery
Whetung Gallery
Bearclaw Gallery
Maslak McLeod Gallery
Woodland Art Gallery
Gallery DeBoer
Bockley Gallery
Artworld of Sherway
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
Gallery on the Lake
Gallery Calligrammes
Wah-sa Gallery
Gallery 260
Arctic Fine Arts
Micah Gallery
Artcube Gallery
Bay of Spirits Gallery
Black Sheep Gallery
Woodland Gallery
Turtle Island Gallery
Redkettle Art & Collectibles
Northern Art Impressions Gallery
The Four Directions Native Art and Crafts Gallery

Anonymous said...

Serpent's Desire

The reason why the Blog: http://honouringnorvalmorrisseau.blogspot.com/ has been removed is as per Raven’s statement on KRG Blog:

“Faced with a potential lawsuit, I had a choice to make about continuing the Blog. As I have no financial interest in the authentication issue either way, it is wise for me to exit given the new levels of nastiness this matter has reached. It appears that public statements by Ritchie Sinclair at morrisseau.com and on the KRG blog have caused this matter to boil over. I wish you all well and thank you for your comments and complimentary emails. Hopefully this matter gets resolved soon because it is killing the native art movement.

Raven”

christian morrisseau said...

The changing spirits of MAJ
AKA rainbow thunderbird

(info@christianmorrisseau.com)
Sent: December 18, 2007 11:18:55 AM
To: morrisseaus@msn.com

Here is the email MAJ sent you in MARCH 2007.
john

---------- Forwarded Message -----------
From: "mark anthony jacobson"
To: info@christianmorrisseau.com
Sent: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 06:23:58 -0800
Subject: your father

We've never met in the physical, only in the spiritual. My indian name is Pey-sim-away-apey-binasi, {rainbow thunderbird}. You know my work as mark anthony jacobson. My family clan is the frog clan,my ojibway bloodline comes from Eabmatoong first nation, treaty 9, Fort hope, ontario. I am anishenabae and sweedish. My mother is nish and my father, the sweede. our ojibway last name is oskineegish and my family was the first of 5 others that were there on that piece of land. I was given my name by an elder named Larry Asepass, a heoka sundance chief, road man, and shaking tent conductor, who hung out with your dad 35 years ago. I gave him a full eagle and 2 eagle bone whistles, 2 wings and a tail and head for my name. Your father is a beautiful man regardless of his past. Destiny is not an easy thing to reject. Your father used to party with my mom and dad back in the 70's in Sioux Lookout ont, that is what your dad told me personally. he said he remembered me and Angie[my sister] way back then. I've had the privlidge of hanging out with your father the last 3 years and was the last artist to have a show with him in Nanaimo in 2005 called the gallery of giving,[ i have photos of our show together]. In 2006 last year, I brought your father, wheelchair and all, to a peyote ceremony from 10 oclock at night to 8 oclock in the morning and song and prayed all night with him for his well being. I would go to nanaimo every couple of months to visit your dad and bring the water drum and rattle with me and sing peyote songs to your dad and pray with him, { your father really liked that water drum}. I come as a person with deep concern for your father. Gabe has been very distant lately with access to Norval, and it worries me that there is something going on that your father is trying to tell me. The last time i seen him, we went for diner and michelle went to the bathroom and left me and Norval alone at the table. Norval said that I must help him, that God had sent me to him to help him. I have often thought about what he meant by that as that would've been taken on many levels. I am obviously aware as to what is happening to all the legal aspects between your family and Gabe. I am in a unique situation as that Gabe is not threatened by me and Norval's friendship. I talk to gabe frequently and hear all kinds of information. Now, that being said, I would respect the fact that you keep all of this to your self, please, as i can still try and keep the lines of communication open and be of service in helping out in any way that i can. Please respect this attempt of building trust with you so that I can help in any way that I can. Darrell knows nothing about this and neither should he. This is between you and I, in a good way. Iam going to make a visit with Norval and Gabe in a couple of weeks and I needed to share this with you about what your dad said to me. Please inform me if you need to about any thing that you may want to talk about under the sacredness of trust and confidence. I am pleased to see that you have been brought into the light of our CREATOR'S ways, that you are depending on GOD as the only real true source of light and inspiration. We are the new ancestor's and it is up to us to teach what our ancestor's have
taught, only now it is with this generation being closer to the Creator then the last generation. It is the way that it is. the next generation shall be even closer to the creator then us, if we as medicine messenger's teach them what we know now, rather then later. Anyways, thank you for hearing me out in only the most positive of ways, I wish you many blessings as you continue this road of enlightenment through ART. I hope that david is well, I had a show with him in New york in 2002 through A.N.D.P.V.A in Toronto a few years ago. I can find him if you need some information there as well. I hope this see's you only in the highest good, my fellow servent of the CREATOR, and it's creation.................kind regards.........mark anthony jacobson

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Anonymous said...

was at an artshow in toronto attended by three members of the morrisseau family.saw some great norval morrisseau pieces and got to speak with noval's brother.seems ritchie sinclair only spent five weeks with norval.
makes him one of the shorter of norval's relationships and certainly reveals that he is no expert on norval's work.
apparently he has been turned down by every gallery he approached to carry his work.
bitterness makes people do strange things.

Anonymous said...

Michael Moniz
Galleries of Avalon
eBay Vendor-avalon*13

Only spent 5 weeks with Morrisseau and he calls himself a protege?
This guy has posted my paintings 3 or 4 times now on his website?
I've had more offer's on my paintings ever since this began.
Thank you Ritchie Sinclair(aka.blackmagic) for the added exposure and new business your giving me!
Ive sold two pieces because of your advertising!
This morning you said all our paintings(500+ now I think...lol)you have listed on your website were fakes and now they are just inferior?

Anonymous said...

yeah what's up with this guy?
on October 13th 2008 until this afternoon Ritchie Sinclair(aka.blackmagic,fakehater,Norval) said that all the 500 or more paintings he listed on his website were forgeries.Now they are showing up as "INFERIOR" works?
"Well...now that's the pot calling the kettle black...isn't it?"
The wording on each painting posted on his website has also been changed to exclude the words "Forgery and Expert".
The damage he has caused however in the last few weeks with his terrorist campaign will not go unnoticed.Even though he has been found a fool and a liar.

Anonymous said...

SpiritWalker Public Address II:

The Sinclair Windigo Burns...

Over the past few weeks an ominous dark cloud of evil has enshrouded the Woodland World of Art across this great nation we call Canada.
That evil had come under the name of Ritchie Sinclair (aka.StarDreamer,blackmagic,Fakehater,and Norval) on his website at www.morrisseau.com
At this website we all became galvanized by this man's daily attacks on the beautiful canvases painted by Norval Morrisseau.
Ritchie Sinclair concentrated his attacks mainly on the 1970's period.He raped many gallery websites on the internet for the images to be used against the galleries in his scheme to destroy the Woodland Art market.He never asked any gallery owner for permission to use their pictures on his website.Which for obvious reasons the gallery owners would never have complied with him if they knew what he was up to.
His website disclaimer at the bottom of his homepage on his website is not honoured by him and are just empty words.You can email him and make a request or demand to remove your paintings and any articles that he uses against you on his website...but don't be surprised if it falls on deaf ears.
We are dealing with an embittered soul.A person craving for the spotlight after years of being dismissed as a Woodland artist.
You may talk the talk Ritchie Sinclair but always remember you have to walk the walk.
As people we attach names and titles to ourselves like 'protege and expert' and give undue importance to ourselves.Setting us up for public humiliation which you have done by your own hand.
Up until the afternoon of October 27th 2008 you had been posting hundreds of paintings by Norval Morrisseau and stating rudely that they were all "FORGERIES".Now your words have changed from forgery to INFERIOR works?
Basically you are admitting to the authenticity of the painting but at the same time your dislike of the image on the canvas as being "inferior"?
Beauty is in the 'eye of the beholder'.Where you see inferior I see superior.Both are a matter of personal opinion.But stating that the painting is a 'fake'...is another matter indeed,and calls for legal action to be proven in a court of law with real experts with credentials.You should take back your statements and forgive those you have harmed.Just maybe you might be forgiven.I personally can forgive you but I will never be able to trust you again myself.
I think someone once said 'the truth promotes trust' somewhere on my blog.Wise words.
Here is your opurtunity Mr.Sinclair to take your works of art and sell them on the streets for what ever you can get.Norval did it.How do you think he must have felt to let a painting go for a measly few dollars when he put his heart and soul into it? But he had mouths to feed you see.He may not have always been around his children and wife but they were always in his heart where ever he went.I believe he kept himself away from his family many times to just protect them from his way of life.He knew his destiny and fate would have to be traveled allown and he did this with the courage of a lion....pardon me...I mean..."CopperThunderBird"

"hurt people hurt people...Ritchie"

Anonymous said...

now the Sinclair Windigo is changing his wording once again on his postings? Your falling apart Ritchie Sinclair aka.blackmagic and the Sinclair Windigo.

Tags: copy forgeries imitations fake inferior
Description: INFERIOR COUNTERFEIT NORVAL MORRISSEAU >>>> In the opinion of Norval Morrisseau protege, Ritchie "Stardreamer" Sinclair this is an image of an INFERIOR COUNTERFEIT NORVAL MORRISSEAU painting. >>>> Inferior counterfeit >>>> means counterfeit, fake, false, falsified, unauthorized, ungenuine, unreal, forged, forgery, descending into the inferior regions of the earth, poor in quality, substandard, less important, valuable, or worthy, bottom-rung, less, lesser, lower, nether, peon, subordinate, under, underneath, bent, bogus, copied, crock, deceptive, delusive, delusory, faked, fishy, fraudulent, imitation, misleading, mock, pseudo, sham. >>>

Spirit Walker said...

For the record:

"Ritchie Sinclair a.k.a. Stardreamer "giving honour" to Norval Morrisseau and using www.morrisseau.com as a plaform to fully express his appreciation to the Great Copper Thunderbird has been describing the Master's works as "Forgeries", "Inferior Morrisseaus and now: "Inferior Counterfeit Morrisseaus"... Ritchie, can you please make up your mind and tell us what you truly feel about Norval Morrisseau's works rather than changing your mind on daily basis and consequently harming the Legacy of the man you admire the most..."

Megwetch, SW

Anonymous said...

Trying to make sense of all this!

Above it is stated that a recent art show norval's brother commented that Ritchie Sinclair only spend five weeks with Norval Morrisseau. How could this been when it is a known fact they spent time in the early 70's together painting and there are solid Morrisseau paintings starting from the late 1970's going right in to the 1990's that is known that Ritchie painted the backgrounds for Norval?! Also - did SW not post a posting of Ritchie Sinclair involved in some sort of a dance at the McMichael Gallery with Norval present. (Late 1970's to documented pictures of Norval and Ritchie together in the 90's and 2000's is much longer then five weeks)

Anonymous said...

Hello all
I've missed a few months, but it seems I have not really missed much at all?
As per the "court" action, I suppose it will end up being the experts who will provide testimony as to what is refered to as a "fake" and what is not.
I suspect some will have a hard time discrediting what can only be described as a tidalwave of the foremost experts in the field of Canadian fine art. add in those who worked with Morrisseau, and knew him intimatly.
I suspect some have not really thought this out too well, as greed has blinded the foolish?
Good Luck.
"Ramblin Randy in Red River"

Anonymous said...

this is all very simple...ritchie sinclair seems to be an artist with a chip on his shoulder because he's not very popular and his art doesn't sell for much.This type of thing happens to budding artists all the time...where the student turns against his master who ironically gets in the new artist's way to stardreamerdom...lol
sinclair has a long way to go before Norval Morrisseau steps aside...Morrisseau's work hasn't even reached an international status yet and when it does....all those pieces he is dissing will be out of reach for the common man to buy and invest in....sinclair is facing the very likely aspect of being eclypsed by Norval Morrisseau's art and this just won't do for this scoundrel...

Anonymous said...

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win . by Mahatma Gandhi.

Anonymous said...

you only win if your honest ritchie...you have not been honest so you lost right from the start..."the end of a thing is contained in it's beginning..."

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