Muhammd Ali Art Auctions at Sea - Online Authentics
by Stephen Koschal
Remember the scandal we exposed of all the hundreds of prints claimed to be hand signed by Salvador Dali that were being auctioned at sea on all the major cruise ships? The prints have now been pulled from the auctions.
It is highly recommended if anyone was the winner bidder on any print sold at the art auctions at sea which was claimed to be signed by Salvador Dali, that print/signature of Dali should be authenticated by an expert.
These same art auctions found on every sailing of the major cruise lines, world wide, are selling paintings said to be hand signed by Muhammad Ali.
Two different examples of what is claimed to be Muhammad Ali’s signature on paintings are illustrated below. These photo’s were taken on a recent cruise. Thus far, we have not been able to find an expert on autographs that is happy with these signatures.
Two examples of what are claimed to be signatures of Muhammad Ali
Even though this is an art auction, a public sale, the people running the auction were very displeased that photographs were being taken of the signatures on the paintings.
The manager of the art auction claimed the signatures have to be genuine as they were authenticated by a company “Online Authentics”. Online Authentics is based in Los Angeles, California.
On May 6, 2017, we sent an email to Online Authentics which reads as follows: “I am enquiring as to who the individual is at Online Authentics that has authenticated the signatures of Muhammad Ali on paintings that that is being offered at auctions by Park West Gallery? Your prompt response is appreciated. Stephen Koschal”.
A follow up request for a response was sent to Online Authentics on May 8, 2017.
As of today, Online Authentics has not responded to either email request.