Thursday, September 29, 2011

Counterfeit Warning

Internet users are advised that many paintings sold online and identified as Norval Morrisseau, may in fact be counterfeit, misattributed, or of doubtful origin. A word to the wise: "Certificates of Authenticity" are easily printable and mean nothing if not backed by a reputable dealer. A good provenance can help to establish authenticity, art-historical importance and title. Since Internet sellers are liable for the authenticity of the artwork sold and for conveying good title, buyers must ultimately rely on the honesty and knowledge of the individual seller. Read more »
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  1. The Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) enacted a rule that "no certificates of authenticity will be issued by any members of ADAC with respect to any works or purported works by Norval Morrisseau." (KRG is an ADAC member in good standing. Addt'l info available at http://www.ad-ac.ca/)

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