Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Alfred Hair forgery on eBay

And the hits just keep on coming. Another fake signature pops up.

This is nothing new. As always, I emailed the seller to let him know he has a forgery on his hands. As is often the case, the response was one of denial.

This time, the painting happens to be quite beautiful, but it has absolutely no earmarks of Hair's style. The signature is an attempt to copy Hair's signature style as commonly seen scratched into wet paint.

This time it's scratched onto dry paint according to the image.

Here's my original message sent, followed by the response. I totally understand the seller's wish that the painting is "right" and I understand as well that people can be fooled by these things.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Item number: 280810095239

From: 24heavy
To: barleyneckusa
Subject: Other: 24heavy sent a message about Antique Florida Highwaymen Oil Painting by A.Hair, No Reserve #280810095239
Sent Date: Jan-20-12 00:02:14 PST

Dear barleyneckusa,

FYI. This is not Hair's work. That is a forged signature. BOB
highwaymenart.blogspot.co m

Dear 24heavy,

i disagree and numerous people have said it is right and as you can see by the bidding everyone thinks it is right and i have numerous offers to buy it now.

- barleyneckusa


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Alfred Hair Harold Newton Museum

Alfred Hair, courtesy Scott Schlesinger

The finest exhibit I've seen, and I've seen most of them the last decade and a half, featuring highwaymen art, was in the Ft. Lauderdale Museum, and looking back, I'm surprised that it was five long years ago. 2006.

There should be no question that these two extremely talented deceased artists are the most important. Generally speaking, their work is more valuable on the highwaymen scale. Importance creates increased demand in the marketplace.

here's the link: http://www.artknowledgenews.com/Alfred_Hair_Harold_Newton_Highwaymen_exhibit.html

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rarities to the Harold Newton market

Not one, but two important paintings have come to market.

Here they are: A drop dead gorgeous people and sailboat painting...AND...what could be the earliest known landscape, a primitive Rio Mar that looks like no other.

Call me at 727 809 1691 or email hwymnbnb@aol.com if you have interest.