Notable people who feature large and have played key roles in the controversy surrounding the Conspiracy Theory of “thousands of forgeries by umpteen forgers,” which has been called “the greatest fraud in Canadian art history.”
Three Canadian Cultural Heroes Battling Cultural Genocide – Three important unsung Canadian cultural heroes from Canada’s scientific community followed by a rogue’s gallery of art dilettantes and misguided academics, of the kaffeeklatsch variety, whose legitimate careers will never recover from the blight they richly deserve for their shameful excursion into cultural genocide by blindly being duped into subscribing and promoting the Biggest Hoax in Canadian History. It’s a powerful reminder of what happens when people in the intellectual world become followers of a bogus Conspiracy Theory and leave their brains behind.
Premiere on Parliament Hill, Dec. 1986 – Our Gold Medal award-winning one-hour program, “My Land is My Life” – kindly narrated by the CBC’s Linden MacIntyre*** – was premiered on Parliament Hill in 1986, at the European Parliament in Bruxelles, Belgium in 1987, and installed in the British Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization as Canada’s first interactive CD. Present are, right to left, our clients with whom we worked: Stephen Kakfwi (later, first Premier of the Northwest Territories, Georges Erasmus (National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, later Co-Chair, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples), Smokey Bruyere (National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples), and Garth Turner MP, who hosted the Premiere and Gala. (***Linden MacIntyre would narrate our four international Gold Medal program “The Great Anglo-Boer War: The Canadian Experience,” twenty years later. They remain the only non-CBC film and TV narrations he has ever done.) SEE: Linden
Stark testimony that banning bidders from auctions is a bad business move couldn’t be any clearer. The only time we’ve ever seen a set like this sold in Canada or the US, and it went for a bid of only $11,520. Our bid of $24,500, for this once in a lifetime set of prized ceramics was banned by Joyner Waddingtons. So the consignor lost a full $15,000 he could have had, thanks to the “banning the highest bidder” policy of Joyners and Waddingtons.
A journalist, his family, and pet, are targeted in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Joyner Canadian Fine Art and Waddingtons, and banned from their fine art auctions for life, just for exposing “the greatest fraud in Canadian art history.” They targeted Joan Goldi as well – though she has no authorship or editorial credentials to the blog whatsoever – clearly at the behest of Kinsman Robinson Galleries, one of their clients, which had, weeks earlier, similarly, without cause, issued a “cease and desist” order in her name. Both hoping that “two wrongs make a right…”
Kinsman Robinson Galleries, though in 13 years it has never taken a single seller of so-called forgeries to court, or a single forger or forgery, of which they claim there are thousands “out there,” have instead, gone overboard in targeting investigative journalists with SLAPP suits. With devastatingly compromising results for themselves and their wild Conspiracy Theory.
Below, a totally triumphant Ugo Matulic, in a court proceeding, launched by the Kinsman Robinson Galleries (behind him), Donald Robinson, and Paul Robinson, who had sued him for a MILLION DOLLARS for defamation etc.(See: Robinson Family Court Claims Totally Destroyed by Ugo Matulic)
KRG SLAPP Suit Target Ugo Matulic of Calgary, Alberta, celebrates his total judicial triumph (May, 2013) and vindication, outside Toronto’s Kinsman Robinson Galleries, whose principals sued him for One Million Dollars for “defamation” in 2010. Ugo is famous in Canadian history as the first person ever taken to court by the Morrisseau Conspiracy Theorists. Though they have had 13 years to take “thousands of forgeries and umpteen forgers” to court they have never done it, even once, knowing full well they have no believable evidence, of any kind, that will hold up in any court. Instead the Principal Conspiracy Theorist, the Junior Morrisseau Conspiracy Theorist, who work inside this gallery – alongside the Principal Blogging Conspiracy Theorist – have targeted Morrisseau researchers and investigative journalists, to try to shut them up, and stop them from exposing what has been called “the greatest fraud in Canadian art history.” Matulic has amassed what can only be called a stunning collection of compromising documentary evidence that catalogues the history of the biggest hoax, as well as the biggest act of cultural genocide, in Canadian history. AFTER THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN MATULIC WENT INSIDE TO TAKE THE PHOTO BELOW, TOURED THE GALLERY, CHATTING AND SHAKING HANDS WITH JOHN MACGREGOR NEWMAN, THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE GALLERY. No one recognized the man they had been attacking and defaming for years on the KRG corporate blog, and against whom they had launched a totally specious million dollar SLAPP suit.
Ugo Matulic took this photo – inside KRG – of an original Morrisseau on which he was the under bidder at a Waddingtons auction, losing out to Kinsman Robinson Galleries which had the winning bid. Donald Robinson, who claims you should never buy Morrisseaus without an iron-clad paper trail of provenance, as they are likely fakes, has bought countless Morrisseaus of exactly that type, at “no provenance provided” auctions, without a paper trail of any kind – or “chain of title” as Jonathan Sommer calls it – and offered them for sale at KRG to their unaware clients. But not before increasing their original purchase price by 550%. In this case from $4020 to $22,000. DETAILS This one happens to sport a Pollock gallery label. Art gallery labels are just about the easiest type of document to counterfeit by anyone with Photoshop in five minutes. They are poor proof of provenance. Hell even the mafia produces Morrisseau gallery labels.
Here as proof ia a Mafia produced gallery label for a Morrisseau. This label is from c 1979, when the Albert Volpe family, fronting for a money-laundering operation for the mafia, was paying Norval with “drugs and young boys” and a “house in the country,” according to Jack Pollock’s memoir. A very young Ritchie Sinclair says he was hired by them, to be a “driver” for Norval, though he admits he had no driver’s license at the time. He says the Volpes were very nice to him and sent him off to a house in the country. PS: Note how easy it is for anyone to make a fake duplicate of this – or any other – gallery label…
Ritchie Sinclair, in one of his Davy Crockett outfits, instructing the staff of Kinsman Robinson Galleries (Paul Robinson l, and John MacGregor Newman) on why they should never have published this picture and four others in “Travels” in 1997. Raising the question, of course, how could Norval Morrisseau have made such a huge mistake when he picked the pictures for his own book? Unless he had advanced Dementia. All the pictures were removed, holus bolus, from the slightly ammended book when re-issued as “Return to the House of Invention” in 2005. Sinclair still posts them all as “fakes” in 2013, but has removed any and all links or associations with “Travels” and “Return,” Norval Morrisseau, Donald Robinson, and the Kinsman Robinson Galleries. Hiding stuff is usual, and transparency is not a strong suit for Conspiracy Theorists.
THEIR MEAL TICKET TO FAME & FORTUNE – An early founding photo of the NMHS and Norval’s white business partners, as they circle around his wheelchair. On the right is his lawyer, Aaron Milrad who said in an interview, in 2005, that the group was fully prepared to “destroy” so-called fakes they found objectionable. That he would protect NMHS members from legal liability and any negative fall-out by crafting waivers that he would get collectors to sign before they submitted paintings for “evaluation.” We believe that may explain that ominous looking gas can behind him. A FINAL QUESTION: Can you guess why Donald Robinson, who set up this group, and is standing in the room at this very moment – but tellingly, outside camera range – is deliberately not in this picture?
Burning or destroying cultural properties is not an idea the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society, or Aaron Milrad, can claim to have originated. Some investigators, who while admitting there is no similar Canadian precedent, say they can trace the idea back to the book burnings by NAZIs in the 1930s. To their eternal shame, in the 21st century, employees of Carleton University, the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Regina, and the National Gallery of Canada, are being loaned out to do the dirty deed.
Cultural genocide on display. In 2005, Aaron Milrad had told a journalist “destroying” paintings he considered fake Morrisseaus, was a real option for the newly founded Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society set up by him and Donald Robinson. There is good evidence that the Wanker 16 are destined for a bonfire at an NMHS kaffeeklatsch, if they haven’t already been “destroyed,” at the behest of the 800 pound gorilla in the room, hanging in the background… (FYI – Milrad has probably the world’s worst record of misidentifying genuine Morrisseau paintings as fakes – he has heavy competition only from Donald Robinson & family. The documentary proof is clear Milrad was on the wrong and losing side, regarding multiple paintings in two out-of-court settlements that proved him totally wrong and caused huge payouts – by Morrisseau himself for $11,000 to Otavnik and by the Globe and Mail for $25,000 to Moniz – both to different collectors whose art and persons he, Morrisseau, and Vadas, had falsely defamed. Milrad and his client Morrisseau were scared to face a judge. Milrad was in the forefront also in the Hatfield case where a judge ruled a painting Milrad called a “fake” was incontrovertibly “genuine.” The judge also repeatedly “rejected,” not only the proof but the expertise of the man fronting for Milrad and his views in court, Donald Robinson. So the question regarding Milrad’s complicity in cultural genocide is huge: how many other genuine Morrisseau paintings that he has falsely called fakes, has he “destroyed? Or caused to have destroyed by his pyromaniac friends at the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society?”)
KISSING COUSINS – A fine photo that shows the lovingly close relationship between Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Conspiracy Theorist extremists and members of the Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society. In loving embrace with Trudy Nicks, from the Royal Ontario Museum and an NMHS director, are John MacGregor Newman (KRG), Mark Anthony Jacobson, who is an aggressive “enforcer” for the Conspiracy Theorists. At the far left is Donald Robinson, trying, as always to distance himself from his more than cosy relationship with members of the NMHS. Photos of its members always exclude him because everyone knows he’s the 800 pound gorilla in the room.
The Conspiracy Theory Collaborators Outside the Court – This is probably the most damaging photo ever published about a judicial proceeding in Canadian history; I predict it will be used in legal text books, by generations to come. We kid you not: it’s the so-called “expert witness,” Donald Robinson, “thumbing his nose” at the judge, inside the building behind, by deliberately cozying up to the Plaintiff and documenting the affront with a compromisingly partisan photo that is a flagrant breach of Canadian court protocol. An “expert witness” is supposed to be an arm’s length” witness, to help the judge establish truth, not join one of the litigants in a “pals” photo. What does that say about his independence? Sinclair and Robinson right, outside the courtroom where the tag-team performed for Conspiracy Theorist Proxy #4, Margaret Hatfield. The association has cost her well over $40,000 wasted on a case she could never win. Judge Martial was not impressed, at all, by Donald Robinson as an “expert witness,” and ended up totally “rejecting” his claims, his expertise, his conclusions, his “expert report,” his Morrisseau expertise, his handwriting expertise, and his claim that Ms. Hatfield’s painting was a forgery. The photo is strong corroborative evidence that Judge Martial correctly saw through the Hoax as it unfolded in his courtroom. (PS. Every photo like this you’ve ever seen – on the nightly news on TV – features the Plaintiff with her lawyer, and absolutely never cozying up to the “expert witness.” Why is her lawyer Jonathan Sommer not in this photo instead?