Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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
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
FYI. This is not Hair's work. That is a forged signature. BOB
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.
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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
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 email@example.com if you have interest.