Friday, April 26, 2013

In Memoriam Michael Moniz

Rui Miguel DeAguiar Moniz (September 11, 1965 - April 13, 2013)

He Humbled a Canadian Media Giant…

Exposed a Top Arts Journalist’s Professional Disgrace…

And saved a fine Morrisseau BDP* from the trash heap of history.

Alone against the “Establishment” this Canadian Morrisseau collector took on the biggest media giant in Canada (CTV Globemedia) and won a stunning moral, legal, and cultural victory, on March 10, 2009, on behalf of Canada, and all Canadians, and the artistic heritage of Norval Morrisseau.

The lonely battle he fought, at great personal expense, and distress, over two years, served to expose for all Canadians, how – from the very beginning - serial journalistic incompetence continues to be the main tool harnessed by those who attack the painting legacy of Norval Morrisseau, and in the process – together – grievously undermine and devalue the legitimate Aboriginal cultural heritage of Canada.

* - Paintings signed by the artist with a dry brush (DB) technique.

             "Great Canadian Cultural Heritage Hero #1"

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Anonymous said...

OMG, I have talked and emailed him many times! He was WAY too young, anyone know what happened?

Anonymous said...

Mike: You have tirelessly worked, on behalf of hundreds of Norval Morrisseau collectors, to get the truth out. Its not that you had, or made millions of dollars, or had an agenda to capture the Morrisseau market for your own MONETARY gain! Your untimely death, probably induced by your extraordinarily effort, may fall silent, but will have a MAJOR affect on the Morrisseau art market for years to come. The public should be ecstatic that this person spent so many years fighting for what was RIGHT. His sacrifice hopefully will not be in vain.
I can only hope that with the help of THIS BLOG (and it's AMAZING owner) who spent thousands of dollars and tirelessly collected details of Morrisseau facts..not fall to the predators that lurk beyond these pages.We should all continue the fight.
I salute you Mike and Spiritwalker!