Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mr. Randy Potter's genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part VIII)


~ Reference for Norval Morrisseau's admirers, & art collectors

AUCTIONS FOR THESE TWO PAINTINGS END TODAY! 











"SPIRIT BOND BETWEEN FATHER AND SON" 1 of 2 & 2 of 2, 33"x33" & 26"x40", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau
/Click on image to Enlarge/

~ In 2003, I had a privilege to have a telephone communication with a prominent Anishnaabe (Woodland) artist Roy Thomas (1949 - 2004). Among the few things we discussed he revealed to me that the three dots that Norval Morrisseau used on many of his paintings represent the unifying balance of the MIND, BODY and SPIRIT. (click HERE & HERE for more information).


C/W SIGNATURE COMPARISON
~ Featuring signatures signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique compared with the conclusive findings of three top internationally recognized Forensic Document Examiners and Handwriting Experts

1)

 "SPIRIT BOND BETWEEN FATHER AND SON" 1 of 2, 33"x33", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau /Click on image to Enlarge/
PROVENANCE: Mr. David Voss' collection, Thunder Bay, Ontario  

Source: 'eBay' Item number: 161250636419


"SPIRIT BOND BETWEEN FATHER AND SON" 1 of 2, 33"x33", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau /Click on image to Enlarge/
~ Canvas VERSO signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique
PROVENANCE: Mr. David Voss' collection, Thunder Bay, Ontario 


2)

 "SPIRIT BOND BETWEEN FATHER AND SON" 2 of 2, 26"x40", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau /Click on image to Enlarge/
PROVENANCE: Mr. David Voss' collection, Thunder Bay, Ontario 

Source: 'eBay' Item number: 161250640241


"SPIRIT BOND BETWEEN FATHER AND SON" 2 of 2, 26"x40", © 1976 Norval Morrisseau /Click on image to Enlarge/
~ Canvas VERSO signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique
PROVENANCE: Mr. David Voss' collection, Thunder Bay, Ontario 


"I AM LISTING THESE PAINTINGS TO POSSIBLY EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT MORRISSEAU PAINTINGS. MY NAME IS RANDY POTTER AND I AM A RETIRED AUCTIONEER. I HAVE SOLD PROBABLY AROUND 1500 OF NORVALS PAINTINGS AND HAVE NEVER HAD EVEN ONE RETURNED TO ME FOR A REFUND. 100% HAPPY CUSTOMERS." 

Randy Potter
Port Hope, Ontario





BLOG MASTER'S NOTES/SIGNATURE COMPARISON:

All of Norval Morrisseau paintings acquired from Mr. Potter's auction (Randy Potter Estate Auctions) that were analyzed for artist's signatures were forensically authenticated by three top internationally recognized Forensic Document Examiners and Handwriting Experts from Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary.

Click HERE and/or view below presented comparison to view how signatures on these authentic paintings compare with genuine Norval Morrisseau's signatures proven to be authentic by below listed Forensic Document Examiners. 

Open this image in the new window for detailed examination of this comparison 

























Legend:

L = Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part III),
~ Mr. Brian Lindblom of 'The Document Examination Consultants Inc.' 
S = Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part IV),
~ Dr. Atul K. Singla of 'Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.' 
D = Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part V).
~ Mr. Kenneth J. Davies of 'Hawkeye Studios (Grapho-Lab® Services)'

NOTE: Also, every single painting purchased from Mr. Potter's auction which had been brought for appraisal to Mr. Joseph McLeod (Maslak McLeod Gallery) was positively authenticated as well.  


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

"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)

“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 (Donald Robinson) testimony coupled with the testimony of other witnesses of Morrisseau's Parkinson's disease raises a significant doubt of the reliability of the statutory declarations. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 36)

"Although a letter from a lawyer who was present at the signing of the statutory declaration and a doctor's letter were filed at trial, no expert testimony of capacity was proffered by the Plaintiff on such a key issue. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 36)

"Mr. Robinson 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. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 36)

"He (Donald Robinson) 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 36)

"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 36 & 37)

"Mr. Robinson also testified as to his personal dealings with Morrisseau paintings. It was his view that there were a large number of forgeries. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)

"It was also clear that his (Donald Robinson) personal views and business interests conflicted with his professional opinion since it was in his interest along with Mr. Vadas to maintain the price of Morrisseau paintings which would not otherwise be the case if the market was flooded with paintings sourced from Potter auctions. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)

"The Court rejects his (Donald Robinson) expert report and his conclusion that the Morellian analysis, style, colour, and provenance all pointed to forgery. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)

"Mr. Joseph McLeod's testimony is preferred to that of Mr. Ritchie Sinclair. Mr. Sinclair's testimony of numerous forgers paid for with drugs although dramatic was not supported by the evidence. (Judgment by Judge Paul J Martial: March 25th, 2013 - Page 37)

NOTE: 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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>>> Reference posts (signatures):
Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part III),
~ Mr. Brian Lindblom of 'The Document Examination Consultants Inc.' 
Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part IV),
~ Dr. Atul K. Singla of 'Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.'
- Downloadable Norval Morrisseau Forensic Reports (Part V).
~ Mr. Kenneth J. Davies of 'Hawkeye Studios (Grapho-Lab® Services)'

>>> Related reference posts:
- Randy Potter's Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part I),
- Randy Potter's Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part II),
- Randy Potter's Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part III),
- Randy Potter's Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part IV)
- Randy Potter's Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part V)
- Randy Potter's Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part VI) &
- Randy Potter's Morrisseau paintings available on eBay (Part VII).-


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