Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy and Mr. Greg Hill

/Court File No. CV-12-455650/
December 4th - 8th, 2017 @ 330 University Ave, Toronto ON M5G 1T3

© CBC News 

In this post we are presenting the complete and utter fabrication of Mr. Gregory (Greg) Hill (Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada & member of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators - CAPC), who is a director* of the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS), by falsely informing the public in publication "NORVAL MORRISSEAU: SHAMAN ARTIST" that in 1991 "Kinsman Robinson Galleries was declared the exclusive representative of Morrisseau's work as a result of an increase in the number of forged artworks appearing in the marketplace."

© 2006 Greg A. Hill - National Gallery of Canada; ISBN 1-55365-176-6

Click HERE for Page 179 showing the statement noted above in red.

If you see the following posts, which were previously published in chronological order on this platform, you will see that this statement is Mr. Greg Hill's complete and utter fabrication in order to accommodate Mr. Gabor Vadas', Mr. Bryant Ross' and Kinsman Robinson Galleries' agenda of controlling Norval Morrisseau art market:

Posts published from July 4th to November 4th, 2010
~ Preceded KRG's $1,000,000 SLAPP suit against Ugo Matulic; 23-DEC-2010 

1. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part I)
    An introduction

Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part II)

    An agreement that Norval Morrisseau signed with Kinsman Robinson Galleries dated March 6th, 1990

    Norval Morrisseau's request from Maslak McLeod Gallery not to use reproductions of his art

4. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part IV)
    Norval Morrisseau and Gabor (Gabe) Vadas attending the Sacred Ceremony on Manitoulin Island in September 1999

5. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part V)
    Donald C. Robinson of Kinsman Robinson Galleries buying genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings at Kahn's Country Auctions in Pickering, Ontario starting in September 1999 up until March 2000

6. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part VI)
    National Post article "Morrisseau fakes alleged" from May 18th, 2001

7. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part VII)
    Mr. Donald Robinson's letter to his clients galleries across Canada dated May 19th, 2001 - a day after the 'National Post' article 'Morrisseau fakes alleged'

8. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part VIII)
    Clark R. Purves's letter to Maslak McLeod Gallery to cease and desist immeadiately in the reproduction of Norval Morrisseau's work

9. Norval Morrisseau Conspiracy Unveiled (Part IX)
    Appraisals done in 1999 and 2001 by Kinsman Robinson Galleries to clients who acquired genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings from Kahn Auctions; paintings sourced from Mr. David Voss, Thunder Bay, Ontario & sale of the paintings coming from the same source 

Gabor Vadas with Norval Morrisseau (in a wheelchair) 
The National Gallery of Canada, 2006


If you read above communication between Norval Morrisseau, his legal team and Joseph McLeod (1928-2017) of Maslak McLeod Galleries you will see that not once in a decade "forged artworks" or "fakes" had been mentioned until infamous Murray Whyte's newspaper article: "Morrisseau fakes alleged" /National Post, May 18th, 2001/.


Mr. Greg Hill in 2014 approved posting of the genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings to be part of "F is for Fake" art exhibition at SAW Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario; all funded entirely by the Canadian tax-paying public (click HERE for video). The paintings included in this exhibition were: "Wheel of Life, 1979" (*)"Upper and Lower Worlds, 1978" ; "Water Spirits, 1979". The latter painting, authenticated by Norval Morrisseau, was defaced on January 27, 2010 by Mr. Bryant Ross who is director of Coghlan Art Studio & Gallery in Aldergrove, BC. 

(*) The capstone of proof of authenticity of these "black dry brush, signed, titled and dated" paintings like "Wheel of Life 1979” came from a top international forensics and handwriting expert, Dr. Atul K. Singla of Worldwide Forensic Services Inc. (Toronto, Ontario) who, after a long and detailed forensic examination of the “Questioned Signatures” on the back of the “Wheel of Life 1979” and ten other Norval Morrisseau paintings, concluded they were all signed by the artist himself (click HERE for 2010 downloadable Forensic report). Court ruled that this disputed Morrisseau, which was part of Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway, is authentic.

Also, Mr. Greg Hill (Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada & member of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators - CAPC), together with Dr. Ruth Phillips (Professor of Art History at Carleton University), who are directors* of the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society (NMHS), falsely identified five genuine Norval Morrisseau paintings owned by Blog Master Mr. Ugo Matulic as FAKES in Red Lake, Ontario in July 2008. These paintings were removed from the book "Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland Artists: The Red Lake Years 1959 - 1980"(click HERE for more information). 

These same paintings, except "Wheel of Life, 1979", signed on the back by the artist using drybrush (DB) techniquehave since been authenticated by Forensic Science in 2011, 2013 and 2017 by Full Time Forensic Document Examiner Mr. Kenneth J. Davies of 'Hawkeye Studios (Grapho-Lab® Services)' (Calgary, Alberta).  

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