If these unscrupulous traders are entitled to a completely unsubstantiated "attribute" artists every scribble, then assigns experts and creativity of these artists have the right to refute them and notify the public that this work nothing to do with this artist does not have
I've already talked here about the case, but let me remind: when my attorney has informed an American auction house, which modestly valued now (USD 1000-2000), they put up for auction with the attribution "is attributed to Roginsky, my husband did not write and could not write, and bringing strong arguments (was badly copied part of the picture, actually written Roginskii), the response we have received the following:
- they argued that the world certainly there are some artists whose name is Michael Roginsky (add - and all these Mikhailo Roginsky wrote the same landscape in the same perspective!)
- that if I insist, they can be attributed to: "Mikhail Roginsky - the author of this picture, is not the late husband of Mrs. Liana Roginskii";
- that if I did agree to issue a certificate of authenticity, they agree to repay my epistolary efforts (taking into account the estimated value of the picture, assuming that the purchase of my signature, they would be allocated U.S. $ 15-20. How to stand against such a proposal?) .
How do you like that kind of arrogance? Hopefully, no one doubts the fact that they knew that the work they have put on sale, no relation to the creation of my husband has not. Most likely, this forgery was made at their request.
That is, as rightly said Vyacheslav, the phrase "attributed" and "on the signature" cover the most real criminal acts.
As for me personally, and I'm sure Sasha Stozharau will agree with me, I will do everything possible to stop this dirty trick, and in any case, fix them all sorts of obstacles - a waste of lawyers, bastards!