Monday, August 18, 2008

Artwork of John Lennon FRAUD at Southampton Inn on Long Island, NY

Updated: November 21, 2010

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Page 28-29
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Excerpt from the John Lennon's In His Own Write book published by Simon and Schuster, New York in 1964 (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-3385) versus "{One of} two new releases from the John Lennon Estate display John’s artistic brilliance at capturing meaning with a minimum of lines. 'Come Together' is a plea for world peace and understanding using the unique whimsical characters that Lennon drew throughout his life. Each hand pulled serigraph measures 20" x 22" and is individually signed by Yoko Ono Lennon and limited to an edition of 375 worldwide."
(This description was acquired from one of Yoko Ono's business partner's Pacific Edge Gallery. The link is: http://www.lennonart.com/pages/newreleases.php
B&W REPRODUCTION VERSUS COLORIZED FORGERY


The August 22-24 2008 Coming Together - A Look Into John Lennon's Life Through His Artwork exhibition at the Southampton Inn located on Long Island in the State of New York, was a -fraud-.

On page 670 of the Seventh Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary, -fraud- is defined as: “a knowing misrepresentation of the truth or concealment of a material fact to induce another to act to his or her detriment.”

With the possible exception of 3 to 4 original John Lennon drawings and one lifetime original John Lennon lithograph titled "frontspiece," this exhibition contained -no- artwork by John Lennon.

This monograph documents these contentious issues of authenticity.


"{One of} two new releases from the John Lennon Estate display John’s artistic brilliance at capturing meaning with a minimum of lines. 'Come Together' is a plea for world peace and understanding using the unique whimsical characters that Lennon drew throughout his life. Each hand pulled serigraph measures 20" x 22" and is individually signed by Yoko Ono Lennon and limited to an edition of 375 worldwide."
(This description was acquired from one of Yoko Ono's business partner's Pacific Edge Gallery. The link is: http://www.lennonart.com/pages/newreleases.php


In this exhibition at the Southampton Inn, Yoko Ono and her business partner Legacy Fine Art Production Inc. offered for sale to the public non-disclosed -forgeries-, at $500 to $9,000 or more each misrepresented as artwork by John Lennon, that were actually posthumously reproduced in black-and-white, posthumously forged in color and posthumously altered into new compositions after 1986 with counterfeit John Lennon chop-mark/signatures applied to create the illusion that he created them, much less approved them.

John Lennon died in 1980.
The dead don't create artwork, much less sign.














Page 28-29, Excerpt from the John Lennon's In His Own Write book published by Simon and Schuster, New York in 1964 (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-3385)


The above John Lennon black-and-white drawing, was reproduced, in his 1964 book titled: John Lennon In His On Write on the page opposite his chapter titled: "Randolf's Party."





















Sometime after 1986 some six years or more after John Lennon death in 1980, Yoko Ono decided to colorize a chromist-made (someone who copies the artist's work) forgery of that black-and-white drawing, misrepresent that colorized forgery as an original work of visual art ie., "serigraph" with a forged title: "Come Together."

On page 660 of Seventh Edition of Black's Law Dictionary, -forgery- is defined as: "The act of fraudulently making a false document or altering a real one to be used as if genuine."

U.S. CUSTOMS
Under May 2006 U.S. Customs' Informed Compliance regulations, serigraphs, like any original printmaking medium, "must be wholly executed by hand by the artist"{1} and "excludes mechanical and photomechanical reproduction."{2}

What proof is there that they are posthumous forgeries?













Page 1
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Excerpt from the John Lennon catalogue, Published by Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Hwy., #112 - Laguna Beach CA 92651- 2479 - www.lennonart.com)


PUBLISHED AFTER 1986
On page 1 of Pacific Edge Gallery's published John Lennon catalogue, Yoko Ono's business associate Pacific Edge Gallery published the following statement: "During 1986, Yoko Ono Lennon decided to share John's artistic genius with the public by publishing the first in a series of prints entitled, "This is My Story Both Humble and True,' followed with 'Bag One Continued...," "Dakota Days," "Karuizawa Series" and "ai: Japan Through John Lennon Eyes."

John Lennon died in 1980. The dead don't have "artistic genius."

Therefore, with Yoko Ono and her business associate Pacific Edge Gallery's admission in their John Lennon catalogue that they "published" John Lennon's so-called "artistic genius" after 1986, that would make this so-called serigraph "something that is not what it purports to be"{3} which is one legal definition of -fake-.

U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW
Under U.S. Copyright Law 103, the "copyright in a compilation or derivative work extends only to the material contributed by the author of such work"{4} and under U.S. Copyright Law 106a, the "Right of Attribution - shall not apply to a reproduction."{5}


In other words, anything reproduced from John Lennon's drawings posthumously, much less during his lifetime would be, at best, reproductions that are not attributable to him.

LACK OF CONNOISSEURSHIP?
Therefore, was it just a lack of connoisseurship{6}, when the Southampton Inn promoted these non-disclosed posthumous forgeries as "hand-signed pieces and limited edition prints, as well as serigraphs, lithographs, copper etchings and aqua tints, all of which are available for sale" in this so-called Come Together - A Look Into John Lennon's Life Through His Artwork exhibition?

PLEASE DO NOT SEND THIS EMAIL TO ME AGAIN
On August 13, 2008 the Southampton Inn was notified by email to these contentious issues of authenticity with these so-called "lithographs" and "serigraphs" in their hosting of the upcoming "Come Together- A Look Into John Lennon's Life Through His Artwork" exhibition. The next evening on August 14, 2008, the Southampton Inn's Sales Coordinator emailed a response to these allegations. In part, she wrote: "Please do not send this email to me again or anyone in the hotel. As well as phoning myself or Joan Gray. "{7}

A LOOK INTO JOHN LENNON'S LIFE - AFTER DEATH
In a Hampton.com's published August 25, 2008 "John Lennon's 'Come Together' Art Draws Crowds At Southampton Inn" article by Eileen Casey, the reporter wrote: "This year's exhibition, 'Come Together' - A Look into John Lennon's Life Through His Artwork - will be held at the Southampton Inn from August 22 through August 24, and includes hand-signed pieces, as well as limited edition prints, serigraphs, lithographs, copper etchings and aqua tints - all of which are for sale."{8}

THE DEAD DON'T CREATE ART - REPORTER SAYS THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS
I immediately contacted by telephone this reporter of this article to inform her of these contentious issues of authenticity surrounding this so-called John Lennon"artwork" in this upcoming exhibition and sale at the Southampton Inn. Specifically, I told her that John Lennon was dead when this so-called artwork was done and the dead don't create artwork. She replied: "There are exceptions."{9}

CONCLUSION
What needs to be accomplished is the full and honest disclosure of reproductions as -reproductions- by the Yoko Ono, her business associates: Legacy Fine Arts & Productions and Pacific Edge Gallery, not to mention the Southampton Inn. If the Yoko Ono and all other participants, in this fraud, will give full and honest disclosure to these chromist-made (someone hired to create an image for the artist) and/or photo-mechanical reproductions as reproductions, it would allow the public to give informed consent if they chose to purchase one of these -reproductions-.

But if these reproductions are not disclosed as reproductions or the reproductions are not even direct reproductions of the artist’s original artwork because they have been posthumously colorized and/or altered into new compositions with counterfeit signature/chop-marks posthumously applied to create the illusion the artist created them, much less approved them, then they become “something that is not what it purports to be” which is one legal definition of -fake- that may have serious consequences of law for those who chose to misrepresent these reproductions and/or fakes for monetary profit, not to mention the price of admission.

The reputations and legacy of living and past artists, present and future art gallery patrons and the art-buying public deserve the re-establishment of the obvious; that the living presence and participation of the artist to once again be required, as it always should have been, to create the piece of art attributable to the artist if indeed it is attributed to them, much less purported to have been signed by them.

FOOTNOTES:
1) U.S. Customs’ May 2006 Works of Art, Collector's Pieces Antiques, and Other Cultural Property - An Informed Compliance Publication. ” In part, it states: "The expression "original engravings, prints and lithographs" means impressions produced directly, in black and white or in color, of one or of several plates wholly executed by hand by the artist, irrespective of the process or of the material employed by him, but excluding any mechanical or photomechanical process."

2) Ibid

3) P. 617, Seventh Edition of Black's Law Dictionary

4) www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#101

5) Ibid

6) In Paul Duro & Michael Greenhalgh’s published Essential Art History, -connoisseurship- is defined as: “that of the art expert able to distinguish between the authentic and non-authentic, for example between an original and a copy.”

7) From: Suzanne Bradnick (sbradnick@southamptoninn.com)
Sent: Thu 8/14/08 8:54 AM
To: gary arseneau (gwarseneau@hotmail.com)
Cc: Tony Cotignola (tcotignola@southamptoninn.com); Lawrence Berry (lberry@southamptoninn.com); Joan Gray (jgray@southamptoninn.com)

8)http://www.hamptons.com/detail.ihtml?id=4546&apid=9197&sid=3&cid=38&hm=1&iv=0&townflag=

9) Staff Writers /Contributors Eileen Casey (631) 287-6630 Link: http://www.hamptons.com/contact.html

PRINCIPALS:
















Lynne Clifford of Bay One Arts. Photos by Eileen Casey

In the Hampton.com published August 28, 2008 John Lennon's 'Come Together' Art Draws Crowd At Southampton Inn" article by Eileen Casey, the reporter quoted Lynne Clifford stating: "That this exhibition can sometimes represent someone's first real exposure to art and that just makes for a wonderful feeling to see how affected someone can be by these works."

Lynne Clifford
Bag One Arts
110 West 79th Street
New York, New York 10024
(212) 595-5537



















Producer Larry Schwartz of Legacy Productions

Larry Schwartz
Legacy Fine Arts & Productions
330 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 651-1156

















Curator Rudy Siegel of Legacy One Productions.

Rudy Siegel
Legacy Fine Arts & Productions
330 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 651-1156

Additionally, in the Hampton.com published August 28, 2008 John Lennon's 'Come Together' Art Draws Crowd At Southampton Inn" article by Eileen Casey, the reporter wrote: "both Larry Schwartz and Rudy Siegel commented on how welcoming and gracious they and members of Legacy Productions had been treated by the community and the Southampton Inn."



















Yoko Ono
c/o Bag One Arts
110 West 79th Street
New York, New York 10024
(212) 595-5537

In the Hampton.com published August 11, 2010 "Yoko Ono-Lennon Discusses lennon Art Exhibition" interview by Eileen Casey, the reporter wrote: "This year's exhibition, "Come Together" - A Look Into John Lennon's Life Through His Artwork - will be held at the Southampton Inn from August 22 through August 24, and includes hand-signed pieces, as well as limited edition prints, serigraphs, lithographs, copper etchings and aqua tints – all of which are for sale, with proceeds from this exhibition to benefit the Human Resources of the Hamptons."

Recklessly, this reporter Eileen Casey repeated this same misleading statement in the Hampton.com published August 28, 2008 John Lennon's 'Come Together' Art Draws Crowd At Southampton Inn" article, where she wrote: "The exhibition, which has been touring for 15 years aligns with a local charity that benefits from the proceeds raised from artwork that is sold. This year's event was for the benefit of The Human Resources of the Hamptons chosen personally by Ono-Lennon."

Yoko Ono and her business partner Legacy Fine Art & Production Inc. donate the voluntary donations given by the patrons at the door to this so-called "Artwork of John Lennon" exhibition. The sales of these non-disclosed forgeries go into Yoko Ono's pockets.



















This would have been easily confirmed by Hampton.com's reporter Eileen Casey, if she had actually read, much less quoted what is printed at the bottom of Legacy Fine Art & Production Inc. promotional poster at the entrance to this exhibition with a transparent donation container: "We are asking for a donation to: Human Resources of the Hamptons. - Please make a generous donation. GIVING IS INSTANT KARMA."


Additionally, in the interview with Yoko Ono, the reporter asked: "Would you comment on any effect the appeal of this exhibition may have with regard to art appreciation and collectors versus curiosity and consumerism?

Yoko is quoted stating: "
You are being very tactful and that is an interesting question. We hope people will come to see the artwork and by keeping the prices low and affordable their participation will benefit charities important to the areas where they live; that the exhibition will speak out to people to discuss love and peace. We are all in this family together."

Yoko Ono and her Legacy Fine Art & Production Inc. business associates' hubris seems to have no limits.

SOURCES: http://www.hamptons.com/Around-Town-Southampton/Neighborhood/4546/Yoko-Ono-Lennon-Discusses-Lennon-Art-Exhibition.html
http://www.hamptons.com/Around-Town-Southampton/Life-Style/4652/John-Lennons-Come-Together-Art-Draws-Crowds-At.html

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