Subject: Art dealers
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 14:05:29 +0100
From: "Matin & Parke Antiques" <email@example.com>
Obby Jones, assumably an art dealer
deals in stollen credit cards.
Also' Art dealers' asking for your Bank details to pay for artwork directly into your bank, don't give out these Bank details they will fleece your account.
Subject: art dealer deceit
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 21:52:28 -0400
From: "S Perlman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We had a 1913 German painting that had been given by the artist to my
husband's grandfather for payment for medical services. In August 2000 we
tried to get information about the painting ourselves but were not
successful, so we consigned it to a local art dealer who told us he worked
closely with Sotheby's. We asked him to send a photo to them to determine
its value. He contacted us a short time later to say he had sold it and he
sent us a check for $6000. We recently received an anonymous letter
indicating that we had been deliberately misled, and that there was
foreknowledge of the true value of the painting when we gave it to the
dealer. It was put up for auction at Sotheby's in early 2003 and listed at
over $125,000. We have learned from Sotheby's that it didn't sell at
auction but sold a short time later for nearly the listing price. Obviously
we feel very cheated and angry. Any suggestions as to what we can do?
Thanks for any assistance.
St. Petersburg, FL
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,
I RECENTLY HAD A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE ON EBAY. A LADY IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO NAMED MICHELE RESEIGH
TELEPHONE # (505) 988-8888 LISTED WHAT SHE CLAIMS AS A AUTHENTIC JACKSON POLLOCK PAINTING.
WITH A OPENING BID OF $65.00!
THROUGH INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS BY EBAY.
THEY DETERMINED IT WAS A FAKE! & PULLED HER LISTING. I HAVE COPIES OF HER LISTING STORED ON MY
COMPUTER IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY??
THIS WOMAN WORKS FOR A GRAPHIC DESIGN FIRM IN SANTA FE CALLED THE WILLIAM FIELD DESIGN CO. (505)
SHE HAS SOME AFFILIATION WITH A MR. CHRISTOPHER DOWLING??????
THIS SORT OF ACTIVITY IS HIGHLY ILLEGAL. SOMEONE WAS JUST SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON FOR THIS SORT
OF ACTIVITY. IT'S STRANGE BECAUSE WHOEVER CHRISTOPHER DOWLING IS: (THROUGH AN INTERNET SEARCH LEAD
ME TO YOUR SIGHT??? STRANGE.
WELL, IF YOU KNOW THIS WOMAN TELL HER TO CALL THERE'S SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK
TO HER.AFTER REVIEWING YOUR SITE, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO THINK?
IF YOU KNOW THIS WOMAN, I THINK I WOULD BE LEARY OF HER. I CAUGHT HER IN SOME LIES. SHE CLAIMS SHE WAS THINNING OUT HER COLLECTION.
THEN SHE SAYS SHE BOUGHT THE PAINTING FROM AN ESTATE SALE.
THEN SHE SAID THE PREVIOUS OWNER COULDN'T FIND THE PAPERS, BUT MIGHT LATER?? SHE CLAIMS TO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ARTWORK, BUT HER EBAY CONTACT INFORMATION LEAD US TO A GRAPHIC DESIGN FIRM?? STRANGE???
For email address you can contact us email@example.com
Please contact us at artspace2000.com at above email address We are
interested in hearing your side
Email we have sent
Hello My name is Patricia Watters
I am with artspace2000.com in the art fraud department. We have received a email regarding Michele Reseigh
If you are Michele Reseigh 303 E Buenda Vista Sante Fe would you please get a hold of me as I would like to talk to you regarding the complaint of art fraud..
Since we post all complaints we would like to discuss your side with you and will promise to post your side of it unedited.
1 204 344 5070
Emails from Michele Reseigh
Hello, I am michele reseigh and I do not appreciate the use of my name in a false and threatening way. I had a painting up for sale on ebay which was purchased at an estate sale. It started with no reserve and the marketplace bumped the price up. EBAY NEVER DETERMINED that the painting was a fake..you are welcome to contact them!!!!!!!!!!!!That is a lie! I posted it with some simple mistakes in wording since I was rushing to list it. The miswording was that I acquired it years ago..then in the same description I said weeks ago. I then clarified it and retyped the mistatement for all to see since it was a simple mistake of copying and pasting from another auction. I then amended those listings and clarified the statements. The person making these claims is making false statements. I actually decided to end the auction early because this person was threating and harassing me. After I ended it, ebay pulled the auction because of the word attributed. I never claimed tha
t this painting was real, just that it was attributed although I would not put something up if I had some doubts on it. So I did the right thing because It hadnt been verified by an official expert and pulled the auction.
THEN SHE SAID THE PREVIOUS OWNER COULDN'T FIND THE PAPERS, BUT MIGHT LATER?? This is a compete fabrication! the listing said that the lady at the estate couldnt find the papers. My feedback on ebay is practically impeccable and I have never received a negative feedback from a buyer. I purchase art all the time through garage sales and estate sales and most of this work has not been appraised. A malicious ebayer by the name of Halloween seems to making these accusations...
do a simple search on ebay for works by picasso...most of them have the word attributed..I dont know why mine got so much attention! I will not respond any further to this site which allows people to make false accustations!
libel definition – libel means to defame or harm one’s reputation is writing.
I want you to pull my name from your site and other names affiliated with my name on your site such as CHRISTOPHER DOWLING and Antonio Roybal. You can be held liable for defaming me with no proof of wrongdoing. If this is not done right away..I will have no choice but to hire a lawyer. Also you do not have permission to use any pictures of the painting or my name. I feel so violated by your site. And by the way, who is making this claim of this "terrible experience" check out my feedback on ebay..neosymbolism Thank you in this matter and I appreciate your cooperation.
Email # 2
it is also against ebay policies for members to post other users names on forums or websites!!!!! read it for yourself!!!!!thank you, I expect my name and information to be taken down ASAP! right away...michele
Email # 3
Subject urgent removal
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 01:45:14 +0000
From: Blocked out
I also find it unfair and wrong for you to publish my name and not the accusers name. talk soon, michele
Subject: remove now please!!!
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 04:26:28 +0000
From: Blocked Out
you are obliged to remove my name and all contact info. as per ebays policies which they will enforce. I have already informed ebay and they will be reprimanding this user if they find that he is the one...also it says on your site...email for senders emails...I want that accusers email..thanks ; also if you dont remove my info soon(now)...i do have screen captures and still can sue you for what you have already done to my reputation. kindly and respectfully, michele
Artspace2000 email to Michele
> We will be publishing your email (unedited underneath the email which talks
> about you)
> If you go to our site you will see that we are not accusing you and you have
> every right to voice your side of > the story. We do not edit out anything. All emails are posted
> 1 204 344 5070
> Blocked Out wrote:
> > I also find it unfair and wrong for you to publish my name and not the accusers name. talk soon, michele
Here is another email we received in response to the above complaint
Subject: REMOVE my NAME thanks
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 13:16:42 -0600
From: Blocked out
HI, I am Antonio Roybal and I have been notified that my name is being used in a negative way. Antonio Roybal Inc. does not exist at all and I would appreciate you removing my name from this page. I am the owner of antonioroybal com and this reflects badly upon me and defames my character. Since I am a business person and since your page provides false information in conjuction with my name, this prevents me and inhibits me from making a living. I know there are special circumstances against libel which protects entrepreneurs. Michele Reseigh was the administrator for AntonioRoybal com some time ago. Antonio Roybal Inc. was listed as a contact for antonioroybal com but it was never registered as an entity. Thank you for your cooperation. have a nice day!
On the evening of Dec 10th 2004
I received a phone call from the above named party telling me that she did not do anything wrong and was upset we had published her name and wanted it removed . She was told that we post complaints and would in all fairness post her side as to what happened and this we have done. The call was ended with a very unhappy Michele wanting her name removed.
Artspace2000.com sides with neither party and this is printed for you to read and judge for yourself if you want to believe or deal with either party.
Result This lady has been removed from Ebay and can no longer auction off
under her ebay name.