When: December 21st, 2010;
Where: The Strada; Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario CANADA
|Donald Robinson (KRG), Mark Anthony Jacobson (Vancouver Artist), |
John MacGregor Newman (KRG) and Dr. Trudy Nicks (Senior Curator
at Royal Ontario Museum and current NMHS member)
~ Photography taken on December 21st, 2010 at "THE STRADA" in the Heart of Bloor West Village, Toronto - at an exhibition of the artworks by Mark Anthony Jacobson - Vancouver, BC, Ritchie Sinclair - Toronto, ON and John Rombough - Yellowknife, N.W.T.; only two days prior KRG's launching of $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against me - the case they LOST in April 2013
|The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario CANADA|
* - Mr. Sinclair is 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].
... 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 native art a person has to be either a native 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 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.
Because of that they sued me for $500,000.00 for libel in respect of the alleged defamatory words posted on my blog at http://norvalmorrisseau.blogspot.com/. Also, for punitive, aggravated, special and exemplary damages in the amount of $500,000.00.
Click HERE for detailed information about this court case Kinsman Robinson Galleries vs. Ugo Matulic /CV-10-417123/.
In any event, the Plaintiffs signed the Full and Final Release dropping all charges against me as soon as the judgement by Judge Paul J. Martial in Hatfield vs. Artworld of Sherway was announced.
|Mark Anthony Jacobson|
To read some of the opinions of the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG readers about Mr. Mark Anthony Jacobson click HERE.
* More information about Mr. Mark Anthony Jacobson's activities in the past few years, which had been recorded and archived, will be presented on the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG soon.
Mr. Jacobson is closely associated with Mr. Bryant Ross who is director of Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery in Aldergrove, BC. Mr. Ross is an individual who in 1989 introduced Norval Morrisseau to Mr. Donald Robinson. Also, Mr. Jacobson is associated with Mr. Gabor Vadas (Norval Morrisseau's guardian &, business manager), Mr. Ritchie Sinclair (one of Norval Morrisseau's apprenticies), Mr. John Zemanovich (former member of the NMHS), Mr. Donald Robinson (the Plaintiff in 'Kinsman Robinson Galleries vs. Ugo Matulic' (CV-10-417123); Go to: "Out of the Past... The Voice of the “Expert Witness”), Mr. Paul Robinson (the Plaintiff in 'Kinsman Robinson Galleries vs. Ugo Matulic' (CV-10-417123); Go to: "Out of the Past... The Voice of the “Expert Witness”) and Mr. John MacGregor Newman (Associate Director of KRG).
|John MacGregor Newman|
1. "Powerful Images" of Norval Morrisseau (Part I) /May 2nd, 2008/
2. Norval Morrisseau Cree Syllabics' Signature Study (Part I) /May 7th, 2008/
3. We Are All Children of Mother Earth /May 8th, 2008/
4. Norval Morrisseau Comparison Report (Part I) /May 9th, 2008/ &
5. Bill Reid Gallery - One of the biggest visual arts events of the year /May 10th, 2008/
~ Kinsman Robinson Galleries claims 'to commit to the highest ethical standards' and expresses desire to continue pursuing their "moral commitment to protect the artistic legacy of Norval Morrisseau and to preserve the value of genuine works by the artist"...
It is surprising to see that Kinsman Robinson Galleries used these comments by their Associate Director, Mr. John MacGregor Newman, who concealed his true identity, to try undermining my credibility and consequently causing devaluation of my Norval Morrisseau art collection and destroying millions of dollars worth of assets held by Canadian and international collectors, art dealers, galleries and museums.
These comments by Mr. John MacGregor Newman were posted at the same time frame when KRG Blog post with racist slant under the title "Will the real SpiritWalker please stand up?" was published. Click HERE to view screen capture of the original post with all pertaining comments including Mr. Newman's ('herbert').
If you read the last comment posted on August 10th, 2008 by "Principal Morrisseau Dealer" they were endorsing, with malicious intent, anonymous comment from the Tribal Artery Blog which states the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG, maintained by myself, "is an insult and a great shame in that it is promoting garbage made to deceive buyers" and connecting me with "promotion of this fraud as it relates to Morrisseau" and that I "should be ashamed" (click HERE & HERE).
Kinsman Robinson Galleries Blog kept this defamatory comment for almost a year until they deleted their blog in June 2009 (click HERE for KRG Blog screen capture prior to its deletion. See VERBATIM in the side bar (right side) of this anonymous comment which resided on on their blog for full ten months.
~ Among other peculiar behaviours they have chosen to completely disregard forensic science particularly when it comes to authenticity of genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist in black paint using drybrush (DB) technique.
Mr. John Macgregor Newman was also active in placing his comments on KRG Blog as well on Mr. Mark Anthony Jacobson's blog @ rainbowthunderbird.blogspot.com
at approximately same time period in 2008. Mr. John Macgregor Newman also concealed his true identity and he also tried to ridicule me and undermine my credibility.
* More information about Mr. John MacGregor Newman and his activities in connection with Norval Morrisseau authenticity issues will be presented on the NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG soon.
“He (Joseph McLeod) 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)
NOTE: Genuine Norval Morrisseau painting involved in this court case was acquired from Randy Potter Estate Auctions and appraised by Mr. Joseph McLeod.
>>> Other reference posts from the series:
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part I),
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part II),
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part III),
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part IV),
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part V),
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part VI) &
- The Morrisseau Time Machine (Part VII).
>>> REFERENCE POSTS
(STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL THOSE WILLING TO UNDERSTAND NORVAL MORRISSEAU AUTHENTICITY ISSUES): - Ugo Matulic wins $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Kinsman Robinson Gallerie s (Part I), - Ugo Matulic wins $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Kinsman Robinson Galleries (Part II), - Ugo Matulic wins $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Kinsman Robinson Galleries (Part III), - 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), - Grant v. Torstar and the defence of responsible communication: implications for bloggers and users of other online media, - Forensic Document Examination (Part I), - Signatures on Norval Morrisseau artworks certified by Forensic Science, - Morrisseau's artwork in Auction Houses, Commercial Art Galleries & Museums Around the World, - Genuine Morrisseau paintings: Appraised, Authenticated and Forensically Analyzed... /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/ - Experts in Norval Morrisseau's Art (Part I) /Ref.: Mr. Joseph McLeod/ - Norval Morrisseau authenticating his artworks /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Endorsement by Thunder Bay Art Gallery of genuine Morrisseau paintings from 1970's /In regards to the Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique/, - Authenticity Statement by Mr. Goyce Kakegamic /'In regards to Genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings acquired from Collections of Mr. Rolf Schneiders and Mr. Gary Lamont/, - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Robert Scott, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/, - Statutory Declaration by Mr. Deiter John Voss, /' Witnessing Norval Morrisseau signing the paintings with a dry brush (DB) technique'/ - Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway (Part IV) & - Pivotal Court Case Relevant to Authenticity of Norval Morrisseau Artworks.-