Artworld of Sherway Alleged Morrisseaus
Norval Morrisseau made his views clear on the subject of fakes, imitations and copyright infringement in the following sworn declarations:
- Artworld of Sherway
- 17 September 2004 “I enclose a copy of an Affidavit…as sworn by Mr. Morrisseau…describing numerous fakes and imitations as listed in a catalogue put out by the Maslak-McLeod Gallery. If any of those pieces are for sale by your gallery this weekend, please realize that you are selling fakes. Please also realize that Mr. Morrisseau does not have any Representation Agreement with Maslak-McLeod…and does not recognize Maslak-McLeod as being able to authenticate any of Mr. Morrisseau’s works”.
- 22 September 2004 “all of the following works…are fakes and imitations”.
- 25 February 2005 “various artworks that you are offering for sale attributed to our client are in fact fakes. We and our client are prepared to meet with you and review and advise you of which works…are misattributed to our client”, “our client advises us the works in your possession advertised on your website as by Morrisseau are not by his hand”.