Tuesday 9 November 2010

Ritchie Sinclair (2008 - 2010) A Protege of Norval Morrisseau - Signs Off

" My eyes are now wide open and I see an overwhelming ever-growing body of evidence that tells me that I absolutely must do what I can to stop this. What I see are dangerous, dark pieces of art, that I for one would not hang above my bed and expect a good night's sleep."

Ritchie Stardreamer Sinclair
October 20 2008

The defendant was referred to by counsel in their submissions both as Ritchie Sinclair and Stardreamer. The defendant describes himself as the "artistic apprentice" of Norval Morrisseau. Consistent with the allusion to which I have already referred, the defendant expresses a concern that: "Many of the works that are attributed to Norval Morrisseau however, are in fact counterfeit, and have been produced solely for the purposes of capitalizing off of Norval Morrisseau's fame and market value". It seems, from the record, that the defendant has made it his personal concern to identify, uncover, make known and even publicize works said to be those of Norval Morrisseau which he believes are false. In his affidavit, he says: I have no interest in identifying counterfeit Morrisseau paintings other than to perform a public service and to assist in protecting the legacy of one of Canada's foremost artists.

Lederer J.
Excerpt from the Judgment of December 8, 2008
Ontario Superior Court of Justice

From October 2008 through November 2010 I published sensitive information about the proliferation of inferior counterfeit Morrisseau art. With the assistance of many (from all sides) who supplied materials, including Norval Morrisseau himself by way of his explosive sworn declarations, we painted a picture.

I have an undeniable faith in "truth" rising to the top. While identifying pieces in the forgery puzzle hasn't solved the problem I take comfort in knowing that the Norval Morrisseau forgery issue is the subject of a comprehensive R.C.M.P. investigation. I expect the very best from them.

The moment has finally arrived to turn my part in this effort over to Spirit and the Canadian authorities and turn my attention toward preparations for a spring exhibition of new art by myself and fellow Morrisseau protege, Brian Marion, to be held at the Lane Gallery in Yorkville.

Images of counterfeit Morrisseau art archived on Morrisseau.com will remain public to guide educators and students. Particularized information identifying forgers, distributors, suppliers and purported sources of fake Morrisseau art will be deleted from my websites. I feel compelled from within to do so.

I have developed a deep appreciation for our little circle of integrity and intent. Our shared desire for authenticity has rippled out to an ethical universe. We can expect results my friends.

May the Blessings Be

Ritchie Sinclair
November 10, 2010



  1. You have laboured long and hard. We know you are not gone, nor are you forgotten.

    Best wishes with whatever you focus your spirt on now!

    Your friend and supporter,

  2. Thank you Ritchie, thank you on behalf of the Ojibway ancestor's, the spirit of Norval Morrisseau, the future generations and all of Canada's art loving citizen's. Your efforts are appreciated greatly and although we didn't agree on some of the subject matters within the scope of this thing and some of its players, I still stand with you, proud and grateful.

    Here's wishing you much creative success in the near future and I look forward to sharing with you soon. You have put forth a great amount of energy trying to do the best you could in identifying, clarifying and justifying the art of Norval, our friend, our fellow teacher. I send you nothing but the highest good and look forward to whats coming around the corner....life has it's moments doesn't it......MAJ.........2010

  3. You are an inspiration, thank you Stardreamer.

  4. Ritchie,

    People who really care to dig in and discover the truth will understand and appreciate the role you played and will continue to play, albeit in a somewhat different capacity.

    Your heart is in the right place. (Robbie Lavack doesn't get it. And he has grossly misplaced his allegiance in my humble opinion.)

    Since Norval was a big Star Trek fan--and I know that you know this--the Vulcan salute seems to apply nicely in the circumstances:

    "Live long and prosper," chum. All the best to you and yours.

    -legal beagle

  5. It's all good. All is well. As you, are and so on.
    All really is well.

  6. Blessings to you. I really look forward to your upcoming show and to your creative endevours.