Monday, 26 September, 2005, 01:00
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The painting (shown above) is an original fake from the notorious world-wide known fake-art seller Mr. Eric I. Spoutz from Detroit, Mi.
The seller, di-laurenti-auctions (private) Oviedo, Florida:
THE EXPERTISE FOR THE ARTWORK THIS EBAY AUCTION REPRESENTS, COMES FROM DR. ERNST SCHEYER:
Dr. Ernst Scheyer (Born: July 3, 1900; Died: December 4, 1985),was born and educated in Germany, where he received his doctorate in political science (rer. pol.) at the University of Freiburg, and his Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Cologne. Formerly professor of art history at Wayne State University in Detroit, he was also the assistant curator at the municipal museums of Cologne and Breslau, and honorary research fellow at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Mr. Scheyer's personal, professional, and research related documents are archived in the National Collection of Fine Arts: The Smithsonian Institution: Archives of American Art located in Washington D.C.
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Dr. Ernst Scheyer Authored the Following Books:
The Circle of Henry Adams: Art & Artists: Art & Artists;
Wayne State University Press, 1970. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Biedermeier in der Literatur- und Kunstgeschichte. Mit Bildern schlesischer Künstler aus der ersten Hälfte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts; Würzburg (Kulturwerk Schlesien) 1960. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Breslau so wie es war; Vorwort von Grundmann; Droste, 1969. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Lyonel Feininger: Caricature & fantasy; Wayne State University Press.1964. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Eugen Spiro Clara Sachs; Delp, 1977. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Breslau so wie es war. Ein Bildband. Vorwort von Günther Grundmann; Düsseldorf, Droste 1969. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Das Eichendorff-Portr?t von Franz Kugler. Zur Problematik der Eichendorffdarstellungen. Aurora 1975. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Hans Wildermann - Werkfolge. Regensburg, Bosse 1933. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Schlesische Malerei der Biedermeierzeit; Weidlich, 1965. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Die Kunstakademie Breslau und Oskar Moll; Würzburg, 1961. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Schlesische Malerei der Biedermeierzeit. Mit 124 Abbildungen.
Wolfgang Weidlich, 1965. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
Lyonel Feininger: The Formative Years;
Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
ALBERT BLOCH (1882-1961).
University of Kansas Museum of Art, 1963, Lawrence, 1963. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST PRINTS, DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS: DIE BRUCKE. Detroit Institute of Art, 1966. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
The Graphic Art of Rolf Nesch; The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1969. Author: Ernst Scheyer.
THE ARTWORK REPRESENTED BY THIS EBAY AUCTION WAS FORMERLY OWNED BY CELEBRITY, QUENTIN CRISP:
Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 – November 21, 1999), was a writer, artist's model, actor and raconteur known for his memorable and insightful witticisms who became a gay icon in the 1970s after the publication of his memoir The Naked Civil Servant brought to the attention of the general public his defiant exhibitionism and longstanding refusal to conceal his homosexuality. Singer, Sting, wrote the song "Englishman in New York" as a musical hommage to Crisp. [Credit: Wikipedia]
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THE ARTWORK REPRESENTED BY THIS EBAY AUCTION WAS FORMERLY OWNED BY CELEBRITY, SUSAN SONTAG:
Sontag, Susan,(Born: January 16, 1933; Died: December 28, 2004), American writer and critic, b. New York City. She grew up in Arizona and California and studied philosophy at the Univ. of Chicago, Harvard, and Oxford. Regarded as a brilliant and original thinker and highly visible as one of the most prominent public intellectuals of the second half of the 20th cent., Sontag became known for her vividly written critical essays on avant-garde culture in the 1960s. Most of these were collected in Against Interpretation (1966), in which she popularized the word camp, referring to exaggerated reproductions of the style and emotions of pop culture. Her other works include short stories and such novels as The Benefactor (1963), Death Kit (1967), and the best-selling historical fictions The Volcano Lover (1992) and In America (2000). Her essays on radical politics are collected in Styles of Radical Will (1969). She meditated on the nature of photography in On Photography (1977), explored the ways in which disease is demonized in Illness as Metaphor (1978) and AIDS and Its Metaphors (1989), analyzed various modernist writers and filmmakers in Under the Sign of Saturn (1980), and reassessed her ideas on photography's relationship to human suffering in Regarding the Pain of Others (2003). Many of her short nonfiction pieces from the 1980s and 90s were collected in Where the Stress Falls (2001). Sontag also wrote and directed motion pictures, including Duet for Cannibals (1969) and Promised Lands (1974), directed theatrical productions, and was the author of a play, Alice in Bed (1992). [Credit: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.]
One out of three new false Picasso-signed pictures with equally false certificates which the seller as often before wants us to believe comes from dead art experts, who would never in a lifetime dream of lending their names to the fraud that he persistently draws attention to.
The proveniences to well-known individuals are as much sham as are the pictures. The question arises once more: Why is it that eBay does absolutely nothing to prevent this fraud from happening? How come that no authorities like the F.B.I for instance seem to care? When do those people give the alarm? When will they stop this swindler from performing his shady task, the very person who bears the veil of the chameleon, who now calls himself di-laurenti-auctions, and who no doubt is identical with the big-time crook Eric I. Spoutz, the very same individual who for many month now is playing his mean tricks on innocent, honest buyers?
Sunday, 25 September, 2005, 12:10
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Chagall Signed Gouache on hard board with provenance, This work is hand signed (not a print of any kind) measuring 18"x14". This work was acquired by Capt. Dan Parker M.B.E. of Southampton, England from the G.L. Watson & Co., Royal Yacht Builders of England, Est. 1873. Purchased by Mr. Allan Formhals, fine arts and antiques dealer of Falmouth, England from the Parker Estate. Purchased from the collection of Mr. Allan Formhals by the Times-Herald Corporate Art Collection. This work will be accompanied with an affidavit of provenance from the Times-Herald Corporate Art Collection with all information listed above as well as supporting documentation and certificate of registration by the National Fine Arts Title Registry, LLC.
Here we are witnessing the seller deluding potential buyers by laying his words on thick: “This work is hand signed”, he claims, “not a print of any kind” (note the stress mend to confuse people!)
Of course it is hand signed you dummy! You signed it yourself by your illegible scrawl. No question! But to make people believe that Marc Chagall has anything to do with this piece of child minded sketching most likely done by you, is a despicable act of crime.
Saturday, 24 September, 2005, 01:00
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J.L. JENSEN ATTRIBUTION (1800-1856) O/C STILL LIFE. Wonderful piece attributed to the Danish artist Johan Laurentz Jensen. Still life depicts fruit, petit fours and an aperitif and is signed J.L. Jensen
It’s a daub all right probably from a photo with the dauber hiding himself behind a false signature.
You’re abusing I. L. Jensen’s good name Sir! He painted in a quite different, artistic style.
Friday, 23 September, 2005, 18:36
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We guarantee this is a drawing.
It is obvious that the seller wants people to believe that George Grosz painted this picture. In a tortuous way he gives the impression that in fact this famous artist has something to do with it. This makes you even worse than a common crook Sir! Over here we call you a confidence trickster.
Thursday, 22 September, 2005, 22:25
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Verso: dedicated to first owner and signed again by Picasso in Paris, 15 juin 1936 (June 15, 1936), various collector's stamps
Provenance paperwork from previous owners included (originals). This artwork originates from the Bruno Lion Collection (France). If you have any questions ---ebay has a new e-mail system going on so if you have any questions include your e-mail address so I know where to send info to or if you need additional photos, We are selling this item without the frame. All original provenance history papers from previous owners will be included. A Notarized legal transfer of ownership to be supplied to winning bidder. We reserve the right to end this auction at any time for any reason. Thank you for your interest.
You are an unscrupulous criminal liar. Picasso has NEVER seen this picture,
and he certainly has no knowledge about it either.