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Posted on 02/24/2005 10:19:19 PM PST by Fizzie
Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
by CBS4 News reporter Raj Chohan
Feb 24, 2005 8:03 pm US/Mountain BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) Boulder County resident Duke Prentup has been a fan of native American art for as long as he can remember. That love of art took him to the home of Ward Churchill in the early 1980's, where Prentup bought several pieces of Churchill's art, including a serigraph titled "Winter Attack."
"I have enjoyed them ever since immensely, they're obviously up inside my house," Prentup said.
Last month came a stunning revelation, though, as as Prentup flipped through a 1972 book called The Mystic Warriors of the Plains written and illustrated by the late artist Thomas E. Mails. He found a sketch that was strikingly similar to the Churchill piece.
(Excerpt) See the rest of the article, and photo comparisons of the 2 pieces of art here: http://news4colorado.com/topstories/local_story_055200531.html
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I think you are onto something. The dress in these two figures is different, as is the detail. I think you are right.
Yes, I can see it. He is the type that feels so "put-upon" and he is never challenged in his protective liberal cocoon of the university, that one day when someone gets in his face he's going to go nuts.
I'll tell you, if he ever visits "to lecture" in my city with three very prominent universities, I will be there "in his face". I will be in the audience and I'll be ripping him a new one about everything that he has lied about -- especially the lies about his military service!
'Professor Sitting B*llsh*t' is going to blow........ maybe one of us can help light the fuse.
I was thinking the exact same thing, the original(s) may be two separate images. The shadows on the faces do seem to match, but he could have fixed that. There's something about the positioning of the people that seems to hint at them having been spliced together, but I can't say for sure.
I was keeping an eye out for that as I was Googling, looking not just for two people posed that way, but for each individual. I can't search any more this morning, plus I'm just on dial-up and it's slow loading even the thumbnails!
Ward Churchill (real name?) is an onion, and Freepers keep on peeling away the layers of his lies. I love this place and the Freepers who expose imposters like him.
I won't be able to search much longer. I have a couple of books downstairs that may have some photos. I also think I am going to check the National Archives photo collection.
You are right,I do love it... I just read it....this morning first thing....the end is near for the Imposter Indian, the Imposter Indian artist, the Imposter Intellectual.
Wow, indeed. The man is a complete fraud. Amazing the left hasn't gone after him for copywrite stealing from a protected class...the Indians.
I work at an antiques & fine arts place that deals with this sort of thing. I'll take a look at the books we have on photography today.
When are the people of Colorado going to get rid of this fraud? Free speech or not, this guy has lied about his roots and has committed artistic plagarism. Ethical standards alone should require his dismissal.
The original artist is dead, and so probably won't be filing a suit, though I suppose his heirs might.
The guy who bought the piece from Ward Churchill would seem to have grounds for a suit, for having been sold a fraudulent piece of 'original' signed artwork.
If you haven't been through the entire thread, we found another fraud at post #187.
I'm willing to bet anything Ward says is a fraud.
Oops, you seem to have gotten a can of ZotYourButt opened on you, troll.
"ZYB, does a troll good."
He smokes cigarettes.
Yeah, he's got some interesting "art" in his office too. An American flag with $$ instead of stars and "Free Mumia" written on it.
He'll get away with this by calling it "homage".
Great great catch there on Berry - one of the most dispicable people in public life - and now this? The unveiling begins, eh?
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