Essential reading for those who want to know more about the relationships between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Canadians, and other factors related to the Morrisseau Hoax.
Don’t read this if you’re looking for stolen Morrisseau paintings; his name isn’t mentioned once, in this definitive work on the realities of art theft in the international art world. Self-respecting art thieves – even Canadians who steal in Canada – never steal Canadian art. Thieves steal only multi-million dollar works – hey it’s done for the money – by internationally recognized Masters – hell they want to sell art that is in high demand. Nobody, not thieves, not investors, or blowhard collectors want art by “nobodies” like Morrisseau who painted “primitive” stuff in Canada, and gave away his art or sold it for sex or twenty or thirty dollars a pop… Read it to find out why nobody has ever stolen a Morrisseau…
Don’t read this if you’re looking for forged Morrisseau paintings; his name isn’t mentioned once, in this definitive work on forgeries in the international art world. The art forgers – even Canadians in Canada – virtually never forge even high-end Canadian art like that by Group of Seven painters. Self-respecting forgers only fake multi-million dollar works – hey it’s done for the money! – by internationally recognized Masters – hell they want to sell art that is in high demand. Nobody, not thieves, not investors, nor multi-millionaire blowhard collectors want art by “nobodies” like Morrisseau who painted “primitive” stuff in Canada, and gave away his art or sold it for sex or twenty or thirty dollars a pop… Read it to find out why nobody – not even a Stupid Forger – has ever forged a single Morrisseau (of the thousands laughably claimed by his former art dealer). After reading Dolnick’s books on art theft and art fraud, you’ll understand why all the talk by a couple of misguided business associates about a forgery ring painting thousands of Morrisseau paintings you could have bought for peanuts from the artist or at auctions, is a ludicrous and a total hoax that could only happen in an international art backwater like Canada.
“I wouldn’t hang that shit in my house!”
A wealthy, elderly female, Eaton family collector who was bequeathed a substantial collection of Canadian First Nations art, including genuine works by Norval Morrisseau which she dumped at auctions.
Lawyers have played leading roles in publicizing and giving some semblance of credibility to “the greatest fraud in Canadian art history.” “Lawyers are perhaps the most distrusted of all professionals… ‘Lawyers Gone Bad’ offers insight into lawyers and legal practice, the regulation of the profession, and how the law itself can be twisted or fail.” (from book jacket promo)
A gripping account (novel based on true story) of two Cree volunteers who become acclaimed top snipers in World War I, where one is killed and the other returns to face the bigotry that is part of Indian life in Northern Ontario where Norval Morrisseau grew up and lived.
Joan Goldi’s International Platinum Award, won at the world’s largest film and television festival, for “Investigative Journalism,” demonstrates tragically, that aggressive racism at the very top of the white establishment is still a fact of life for normal law-abiding citizens of First Nations background in modern times.
A historical catalogue of how conniving corporate and political operatives in a white society have traditionally exploited and victimized Indians for their own financial and political gain.
A revealing exposé of how a white serial killer of Indian women got away with it for so long because of deep-seated racist disdain for Indians among white individuals and police organizations.
Dr. Hare is considered a top world expert on this subject. His famous checklist for diagnosing psychopathy is used by police forces around the world.
Dr. Babiak, a collaborator with Dr. Hare, took it one step further, following their research that suggested an alarmingly high incidence of psychopathy in the aggressive business world, among corporate CEOs.