Rogue’s Gallery on LBP

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    member555
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    There is a steady flow on the market of paintings and drawings that are either attributed to Robert Lenkiewicz, or are sold as copies or “in the style of”. Some are honest works of art that are sold second-hand as being by Robert. Many have labels on the back giving a provenance of the last Estate sale. All are potentially harmful to the name of Robert Lenkiewicz.To show the range of such works, I have added a "Rogue's Gallery" to LBP, in the "Image Gallery", under "Miscellaneous". The 51 pieces added are works that I regard as not being produced by Robert. I may, of course, be wrong and I would be grateful for comments.Contrary to the case with genuine pieces on LBP, sales data are included for the works in the Rogue's Gallery. Those data will be appreciated by potential buyers of Lenkiewicz works, but may not be equally welcomed by sellers of questionable works. The data are included for precisely those two reasons.The copyright for these works lie with the artists that produced them. Any such artist is welcome to contact me if he/she wants me to remove images of his/her works. The artist will need to produce proof that he/she has produced the work/s in question, which is most welcome because knowledge of the identity of the people who produce these pieces would be useful.Well-informed Lenkiewicz afficionados will note the absence of several well-known purported forgeries. Many pieces not included by me may well be forgeries, but if the evidence is inconclusive they have not been added to the gallery. I welcome suggestions for works that YOU think should be in the Rogue's Gallery, so they can be discussed by members of this forum.

    #10420

    Francis
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    Well done, member 555!

    #10421

    Annie HillSmith
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    Hear hear!!

    #10422

    sartre
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    And for the terminally lazy, here's the clickable link:http://www.robertlenkiewicz.org/image-gallery/miscellaneous/rogues-galleryGood idea to keep track of these. For some reason or other they give no satisfaction to the buyers, who tend to sell them on shortly after acquiring them. Hmmm... I wonder why?

    #10423

    Francis
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    I think they'd make a great exhibition! If the artists, vendors and buyers come forward, I'll publish a book.

    #10424

    luke white
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    It could be jojo's next project with photos of the owners smiling with their paintings and the forgers pictured inset etc. 😀Ps; rogues gallery images are in with all the rest of rol's work when you click 'latest images' - is this a mistake, admin?

    #10425

    member555
    Keymaster

    Ps; rogues gallery images are in with all the rest of rol's work when you click 'latest images' – is this a mistake, admin?

    'Latest images' is simply a function showing the latest images added to LBP, making no distinction between genuine works, forgeries, or for example photographs of people. Clicking any of the newly added images will take you to its proper place, with the heading:Home » Image Gallery » Miscellaneous » Rogues' GalleryHopefully the arrangement will be clear enough not to mislead people.

    #10426

    simbo
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    Two more candidates on E-Bay today!

    #10427

    member555
    Keymaster

    Two more candidates on E-Bay today!

    Candidates added to LBP. But I fear they will be sold anyway.

    #10428

    marlowe
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    I think I prefer the same seller's tiger by David Shepherd:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tiger-Study-20th-Century-Oil-Painting-David-Shepherd_W0QQitemZ170431471982QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_art_Paintings_GL?hash=item27ae81e16eBut you can buy a great variety of other famous artists as well for fifty quid.

    #10429

    Francis
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    The so-called 'Sygun Museum of Wales' are perennial fakers of artists' work. I had a run-in with them last year over another artist. They try to hide a disclaimer of 'attributed to' in the small print to cover themselves legally but this is hopelessly inadequate. I have forgotten the name of the so-called 'curator' who issues the certificate of (in)authenticity but I'll try and find out again. I have now emailed them (I rang but no answer) to warn them, threatening legal action – it's not just a threat. There will always be odd fakes or misattributed works out there (that studio stamp is a real problem) but the serial fakers like the Sygun Museum need to be stopped. If there are any .org members lost in snow in North Wales, can they check out this bunch of chancers? Maybe best look first in the cellar to find the forger.Sorry, here's the link if you want a laugh:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lucinda-Nude-Study-Oil-Painting-Robert-O-Lenkiewicz_W0QQitemZ200427467795QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_art_Paintings_GL?hash=item2eaa687413

    #10430

    marlowe
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    Why do these crooks do it for the sake of a hundred quid?

    #10431

    sartre
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    Why do these crooks do it for the sake of a hundred quid?

    Dunno. Because that's a hundred quid more than the thing is worth in the first place? But some of these are hilarious - I can't help but laugh whenever I see them.Hindu holy man: http://www.robertlenkiewicz.org/image-gallery/miscellaneous/rogues-gallery/possible-self-portraitD'Artagnan: http://www.robertlenkiewicz.org/image-gallery/miscellaneous/rogues-gallery/portrait-r-o-lenkiewiczTime Bandit: http://www.robertlenkiewicz.org/image-gallery/miscellaneous/rogues-gallery/study-man-writingBy the way, why can't we embed pictures any more?

    #10432

    member555
    Keymaster

    By the way, why can't we embed pictures any more?

    #10433

    TheWolfman
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    Why do these crooks do it for the sake of a hundred quid?

    You answered your own question there.

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