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  • in reply to: Possibly a solution – if we all contribute #15225

    sartre
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    At long last! The old site was moribund. WordPress is well supported and relatively easy to keep up to date.

    Edit: I see that you have managed to keep the old discussions after the site migration. That’s just brilliant – thanks for your hard work. I’ve removed my irrelevant question.

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    in reply to: New prints released. #11193

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    I just tried to order, but it looks like it's UK only.

    in reply to: Project 17 Education 25 years later. #11190

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    I've just spent an utterly fascinating hour or so looking at the paintings and reading the associated observations by the subjects of the paintings here. I was always a little sceptical of Robert's claim that a project had to be viewed in its entirety without special regard to the quality of individual paintings. It always struck me as a bit of a cop-out and excuse for shoddy work. Perhaps it is, sometimes. But I've revised my opinion on the basis of Project 17. It's the first time I've been able to read through all of the accompanying materials: the hugely diverse collection of writings by academics, children, progressive and traditional educationalists; plus the drawings and poems some did as part of their submissions. It's a stunning achievement by ROL to have encapsulated the whole of the British school system within a single project. I don't think a Royal Commission, with a much larger budget, could have done as comprehensive a job.Even though the project was depressing, and many of the paintings reflect this, the quality of many of the works is very high indeed.The Lenkiewicz Foundation should be commended for the superb online presentation of the project.

    in reply to: Nuremberg next stop. #11183

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    Thanks Francis, this bit made me chuckle:

    Our complacent academics must produce this stuff in their sleep. Maybe that’s why it makes everyone else yawn.

    Nice comeback. Don't critics hate it when they can no longer be self-proclaimed high priests and heirs to The Mystery? Of course the mystery is none other than the one revealed by David Lee "We make it up as we go along". Or alternatively the mystery is how these people get paid for what they do.

    in reply to: The purpose of Exhibitions #10950

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    Just what do people expect from Exhibitions?Would there be a purpose in touring Europe with a Lenkiewicz Exhibition?

    In the light of the recent exhibitions in Germany this question makes a lot more sense now.

    in reply to: Nuremberg next stop. #11178

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    Congratulations Francis and all the others who made it possible. That is the best bit of news in the Lenkiewicz world since the estate was finally wound up. In the same way that Robert bypassed the London art scene by going to Cornwall and then Plymouth, the Foundation has bypassed it by going to Germany.

    in reply to: Leipzig #11171

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    The number of visitors mentioned in the reports seems small – is that starting to change? And what are ordinary Germans saying about the exhibition, as opposed to the media and art establishment there?

    in reply to: New Book #11136

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    Yes, I mentioned it in my last post. The supposed “editor”, someone calling himself Lambert M. Surhone, is apparently the most prolific “author” in the world:http://barnflakes.blogspot.ie/2011/10/books-of-lambert-m-surhone.htmlA total rip-off. Clever though. I'm surprised no-one has sued him and that Amazon carries thousands of his self-published titles.

    in reply to: David Henty serial forger #11133

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    Here's another questionable one. It has the look of a hurried & unfinished Lenkiewicz self portrait. If genuine it's certainly not one of his better paintings:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portrait-of-Robert-Lenkiewicz-unsigned-/171011165272?pt=UK_art_Paintings_GL&hash=item27d10f4c58There's a 3rd degree relic here - a saxophone that featured in a ROL painting:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alto-Saxophone-C-A-Wunderlich-Silver-Vintage-Art-Collectable-Robert-Lenkiewicz-/271173520872?pt=UK_Woodwind_Instruments&hash=item3f23338de8And this oddity - a "book" which consists of articles found on the net and put together in a self-publishing exercise. I'm guessing there must be copyright issues with this one:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Robert-Lenkiewicz-9786133354012-Book-BRAND-NEW-FREE-P-H-/310630280459?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item485301ed0b

    in reply to: Strange posts #11106

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    Most annoying. The text pieces can be deleted but I have yet to find a way to delete the uploaded images. Not sure what to do really. Several administrator functions are not working properly (for well known reasons). I hope I can figure out a way.

    The site is moribund right now. I appreciate that you took it over as a labour of love and I know that running it costs money and takes time, but maybe you need to find someone to help you out on the technical front OR to take over the running of it entirely. (I'm not proposing myself by the way!) Another alternative would be to merge its contents into TLF's site? I really think we should start a discussion on this since both .org sites have gone very quiet these days and are clearly not keeping up. A webmaster needs to put some effort into initiating discussions, as Dave did when he ran the sites. I realise news is a little thin on the ground but there is almost no input from our webmaster here.

    in reply to: wax on wax off #11127

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    Yes, I remember this. It was the first time I had heard of Robert Lenkiewicz, and it started my interest in him and his art.

    in reply to: New image gallery. #11102

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    Hi John! Good to see you on the site. I've just been looking through some of the projects on the TLF Flickr site again and I'm very impressed by the quality of the images and the accompanying notes.I really recommend it to anyone who hasn't yet looked.

    in reply to: New image gallery. #11099

    sartre
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    It's a really nice gallery, there's also a link to it from TLF's home page.

    in reply to: Another ebay oddity #10924

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    As he has flooded the market with so many dirt-cheap Lenkiewicz's, do you think he could potentailly bring down the overall prices of the genuine Lenkiewicz market? Well, at least by the time he's knocked out several hundred and flooded the market I guess that is technically possible?

    In my opinion, no. There is no way, as you mention, that any of the piss-poor Henty pictures would ever be mistaken for a genuine Lenkiewicz anywhere that matters. He's not in the same league as any of these people. An interesting list, by the way, which includes some very well-known artists who faked their own & others' work.

    in reply to: Another ebay oddity #10914

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    I've just had a brainwave… perhaps. Could TLF produce a one-page document entitled “Spotting Lenkiewicz Fakes” and advertise that on eBay continuously for a nominal sum – something like 10p plus P&P ? The document wouldn't need to go into much detail - it could refer people to this site for example. The point of it would be to have the item permanently for sale on eBay with enough detail in the item listing to alert potential buyers to the presence of fakes and to make it more difficult for the scam artists to operate. It wouldn't matter if no-one ever buys the item - its presence on the eBay site should be sufficient.

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