He’s here! He’s there! He’s
The cheeky Big Tony Castelli, this scarlet-runner, alias Eric I.
Spoutz, alias di-laurenti-aution, alias Imm-sla-auction, alias …the very
same person we here on artfakes call The Scarlet Pimpernel is back at
stage, he’s with us again. We’re convinced that these names and others
cover one and the same person. You need only to look at their addresses in
Florida (Spoutz in Detroit, Mi.).
In according to international law (and American law as well we
take it?) these are to be considered acts of crime with a penalty frame of
up till several years of prison. That is if anyone should care to
prosecute them! We on artfakes won’t let go. As soon as they put
something for sale at eBay we’ll be there, we’ll reveal their hole-and
corner business each time they show up and at any Internet Page be
it in English, German, Polish or old Mongolian languages.
Quite recently (October 4, 2005) the loudly braying Big Tony
Castelli has put three Picasso falsifications and three Magritte ditto
forward for sale. (Take a look at his
menacing letter to artfakes on June 1st, 2005). The three
Picasso-signed paintings have within this week been offered by di-laurenti-auctions
with a terminal time set to 2005, September 29th. Two of them
achieved no bid whereas one was sold for 1.782 dollars. Now this painting
has been put forward for sale once more, probably because the former buyer
regretted that he bought it. He saw too late that what he held in his hand
was thorough-going falsification.
We on artfakes are no longer surprised that the eBay group does
absolutely nothing to prevent these criminals to do their hole-and-corner
business for so long now. The reason is that eBay profits each time the
same picture is sold – they’ll always be the winner They are laughing
all the way to the bank!
But when at the same time the Picasso Administration constantly keeps quiet that they do not try to bring those criminals before the court for smearing Picasso’s artistic reputation we simply cannot understand. Can you?
artfakes.dk October 5, 2005