What is the name of the creepy lawyer that Karen will finally disclose to me, and so clear up a damning mystery that has destroyed valuations of genuine Morrisseaus in the hands of collectors all over the world, so that people can start suing him, and the Law Society of Upper Canada can initiate disciplinary action to put an end to his heinous, secret, malicious, and defamatory manipulations?
Highly reputable Toronto art dealer, Donna Child of Artworld, and Wolf Morrisseau, Norval’s younger brother. In March 2013, she won the longest fine art trial in Canadian history, when Deputy Judge Paul J Martial handed her a resounding victory by affirming, without a caveat or reservation of any kind, that the Morrisseau painting “Wheel of Life 1979” that she sold Margaret Hatfield was genuine, front and back, in all particulars. Just like a forensic scientist had found. And that her numerous witnesses, including Wolf Morrisseau were entirely believable, and credible. In the same breath Judge Martial dismissed entirely, “rejected,” the only two witnesses who claimed that “Wheel” was a supposed “fake,” longtime business associates and collaborators, Donald Robinson and Ritchie Sinclair. Finding that neither had credentials or credibility as Morrisseau experts and were completely compromised by self-interest. Losing lawyer, Jonathan Jerome Sommer immediately vented his spleen about the judgment in the headlines of the Ottawa Citizen (Apr. 8, 2013), and said he would appeal and demand a new trial. His witness Sinclair immediately published the “35 judicial mistakes” he alleged that Judge Martial made, on his website. A few months later the Hon Madam Justice Mary Anne Sanderson scorched the Appeal and the allegations of “35 judicial mistakes.” She affirmed “in spades” Judge Martial’s finding that “Wheel” was genuine, that Child’s witnesses were credible and Hatfield and her witnesses not at all credible. New trial resoundingly denied! Hatfield – proving old people can be mean and vicious, got even. She immediately allowed Sinclair to vilify her genuine painting “Wheel” as a “fake” on CTV’s Canada AM, and then put it in the SAW Gallery’s “F IS FOR FAKE” exhibit. Which gallery curator St-Laurent eagerly did, after having been given assurances that it was legal, moral, and ethical to do so, by some creepy anonymous “entertainment lawyer.” That’s how the SAW Gallery – with your tax funded dollars – operates to libel and defame reputable and decent private business people and Canada’s Aboriginal fine art heritage.
I have demanded that the SAW Gallery lawyer Karen Perron (Borden Ladner Gervais of Ottawa, Canada) disclose to me the name of the lowlife, creepy lawyer who maliciously and knowingly, advised the SAW gallery principals to put up a genuine Morrisseau painting, “Wheel of Life 1979” – which had been declared totally authentic in all regards, by two eminent judges in two courts, numerous Morrisseau experts, and a top Canadian forensics expert – as the feature exhibit in a Morrisseau “F IS FOR FAKE” exhibit from June to September 2014.
And with reckless disregard thereby libeling a reputable Toronto art business, Artworld, so impugning a respectable business, defaming the art it sells, and hugely devaluing all similar Morrisseau paintings in the hands of thousands of collectors around the world.
And thereby, also, deliberately sneering – albeit anonymously – at the Canadian justice system, its judges and their decisions, of the very club he is supposedly a card-carrying member. The conniving co-conspirator, Jason St-Laurent, the SAW curator, told me his advisor was an “entertainment lawyer.”
Or perhaps he is only an internet lawyer with an email degree?
Karen will soon tell me. And I will tell you…
A collection of sneaky people, at Ottawa’s SAW Gallery, maliciously and deliberately attacking reputable business people and Canada’s fine art heritage, all funded entirely by the Canadian tax-paying public. Where’s the public outrage? I say fire the lot and close down the damn gallery… Let them try and make an honest living on their own dollar… The creepy lawyer, up front, is behind it all, and the multiply-judicially discredited and serial perjurer Ritchie Sinclair (back). But Gallery Director Tam-Ca Vo-Van, without practicing Due Diligence of any kind, just went along for the ride, telling me, with no facts whatsoever, that art dealers are always producing fakes, that of most Morrisseaus that are “out there” only a handful are genuine. Her boss, curator Jason St-Laurent told me the same thing, that he knowingly defamed the painting as a fake, because he likes “risk-taking.” He also betrayed a deep dislike for art galleries who are always maliciously “threatening” decent artists with lawsuits if they complain about “fake” paintings. With no proof whatsoever, he told me poor Sinclair had been sued 27 (that’s 27) times by malicious art dealers. Jason is clearly in La-la Land of tax-payer funded heaven. But facing a libel and defamation lawsuit he had to take down “Wheel” and issue a public apology in the Ottawa Citizen. The alternative: lose a lawsuit and spend time in jail, another tax-payer funded heaven… St-Laurent now has established himself as a man who prefers taking his advice from proven malicious creeps, and sneering at Due Diligence. Any organization he heads can face the certainty of being sued, by outraged art collectors and tax payers.