Author Archives: Hoaxbuster2013

Randy Potter & Donna Shea

Great Canadian Cultural Heroes #3 & 4 Randy Potter from Port Hope, ON, easily wins my vote for the “Last Honest Auctioneer.” Here’s why: The words “crooked auctioneer” go together like ham ‘n cheese, or peanut butter and jam. It … Continue reading

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5 – Otavnik v Sinclair

The Conspiracy Theorists Lose Court Case Round #5 – Otavnik v Sinclair In 2010, the fifth Morrisseau-related court case came about, when Joe Otavnik took a rather late-blooming Conspiracy Theorist, Ritchie Sinclair, to court, for publicly defaming and devaluing his painting “Jesuit Preist … Continue reading

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4 – Browne v Bugera

The Conspiracy Theorists Lose Court Case Round #4 – “CT Proxy #3” Browne v Bugera In 2009 (Jan 19), the Conspiracy Theorists – acting through another naïve proxy, a pair of amateur art collectors, Dr. Jonathan Browne, and Dr. Julie … Continue reading

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3 – McLeod, White, Bugera, Child, Kim v Sinclair

The Conspiracy Theorists Utterly Shot Down in Court Case Round #3 – Joe McLeod, Jackie Bugera, James White, Donna Child, Sun Nam Kim v Ritchie Sinclair In December 2008, five leading Canadian Morrisseau art retail merchants launched a lawsuit charging … Continue reading

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1 – Otavnik v Vadas & Morrisseau

The Conspiracy Theorists Lose Court Case Round #1 – Otavnik v Vadas & Morrisseau In 2007 the first Morrisseau-related legal suit came about when a collector and art dealer, Joe Otavnik, took Principal Conspiracy Theorists, Norval Morrisseau, and his longtime … Continue reading

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2 – Moniz v CTVglobemedia

 The Conspiracy Theorists Lose Court Case Round #2 – Moniz v CTVglobemedia In 2007 the second Morrisseau related law suit came about when the Conspiracy Theorists decided to become a party to convincing a naïve journalist, Val Ross of the … Continue reading

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Great Canadian Cultural Heritage Hero #1

Michael Moniz He Humbled a Canadian Media Giant… Exposed a Top Arts Journalist’s Professional Disgrace… And saved a fine Morrisseau BDP from the trash heap of history. Alone against the “Establishment”  this Canadian Morrisseau collector took on the biggest media giant in Canada (CTV … Continue reading

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The Great Canadian Hoax…

Why is this man smiling…? Coming this year… EXPOSED… the Greatest Hoax in Canadian History… A Wonderful Painting… with writing to die for, on the back…  A truly fabulous and typical 1970s style, Norval Morrisseau painting, signed, titled, and dated … Continue reading

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