Friday, January 30, 2015

Armand Garnet Ruffo about Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy

~ Norval Morrisseau Biography
- Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (September 5th, 2014)
- ISBN-10: 1771620463; - ISBN-13: 978-1771620468



"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)



I am very disappointed that Mr. Ruffo did not do a proper research prior to publishing some of the material presented in this book, which is incorrect and misleading information provided to him by media (who are notorious for having failed to do proper research for their own articles) and those whose actions continue to devalue millions of dollars of art assets of countless collectors/admirers of Norval Morrisseau's art.

An extensive review and critique will be provided on these pages soon.

Miigwetch (Thank you)

Ugo Matulic
/Blog Master/

>>> Reference posts:
- An Interview with Armand Garnet Ruffo, author of "Man Changing into Thunderbird", - A Windigo Tale, - Q: What does Grey Owl and Copper Thunderbird have in common?, - THE MORRISSEAU PAPERS, - Red Lake Woodland Arts Festival: A Tribute to Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland Artists in 26 DAYS!, - Writing of Norval Morrisseau's Biography by Armand Garnet Ruffo completed... & - Recommended readings (Part V).

* The painting of this book's cover: "Man Changing into Thunderbird" (2 of 6), 60"x50", © 1977 Norval Morrisseau; originally published on page 140 of THE ART OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU ('Jack Pollock's Book') /Lister Sinclair, Jack Pollock, and Norval Morrisseau /; ISBN: 0-458-93820-3 /Toronto, Ontario: Methuen, 1979./ <Private Collection/

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