Wednesday, August 8, 2012
And next up, to add to the TWO OTHER mistakes currently on Ebay claiming Harold Newton's work, here we have a NYC seller.
This looks like something that is sold in Walmart, but I'm just kind of guessing because, as you can imagine, I don't scour the stacks of paintings offered there. I only see them out of the corner of my eye as I walk by on my way to some necessity.
I thought I gave the seller, in the eBay message I sent, a polite correction.
We'll see what kind of response I get. Good, bad, or ugly.
ANTIQUE OIL ON CANVAS LISTED FLORIDA HIGHWAYMAN ARTIST HAROLD NEWTON
FROM CENTRAL PARK WEST NYC ESTATE
this is a antique oil on canvas painting by listed florida highwayman artist harold newton,whose works are very sought after,and sells strong at worldwide galleries,and auctions ,i just acquired at a avid art collectors estate sale in new york city.measures 36x24".in frame measures 41x29".in excellent condition.
Here is the message I sent upon spotting this today:
Good morning. I totally understand how you could think this is a painting by ONE OF the Newtons in the highwaymen group, and that you'd WANT it to be by Harold. As an expert in the field, I assure you that this is NOT by any of them. regards, BOB
Here's the thread of emails that followed.
i believe one of his earlier works
I appreciate your response, and will send you images of Harold's signature if I get your email address, then you'll have no doubt.
mine is email@example.com
i was told this was done by alfre hair also a highwayman,who signed harold new tons work
That's 100% nonsense. A made up lie.
Not even a rumor of that ever happening.
Again, I know you want to believe it's his work. I don't blame you for that.
thats what i was infomed by a expert
Your 'expert" is wrong.
Why don't you want to see what his authentic signature looks like?
You hoping someone makes a mistake and buys this painting?
I don't mean to accuse you of anything, I'm just wondering.
if nobody buys will keep for myself
This will be the last one, I'd have to guess. Total indifference to integrity on display. Seller does not want to know what the real signature looks like.
THIS IS WHAT YOU GET ON EBAY, PEOPLE. IT'S ALMOST LIKE STEALING.
Fortunately no one fell for the trap.
Aug 12, 201216:58:03 PDT
US $225.00 [ 0 bids ]
$50.00 UPS Ground
new york, NY, United States