It is truly amazing: The only reason dodds is getting away with defrauding LACMA rests on the Museum’s reticence to admit they got defrauded.
The perfect crime; but in reality it is patheticly typical for the world we live in where more and more so, truth is lie and fact is fiction.
In any real, sound and honest world an institution that got bamboozled, lied to and cheated would not accept it and would attempt to right the wrong with all their power.
But to LACMA the loss of 250,000 dollars and being defrauded is nothing compared to publicly admitting their lack of proper due diligence in investigating the purchase.
Granted lazy-boy thompson, easy-lou, mackie and Walter Denny provided 'casual' opinions when asked that supported dodds specious and blatantly false sales-pitch.
However, soon after the sale and we are sure at least partly because of this website, Denny recanted his opinion, both publicly and privately, when he visited LACMA and saw the rug in person.
This was a big blow to dodds's ridiculous assessment of the bogus "Bellini", which by the way LACMA is now calling in the style of a "Bellini" rug. It was also a big blow to LACMA, but they shook it off like it never happened.
They might as well have not bothered to add that caveat, which by the way totally supports our original contentions about the rug, because it definitely is not a museum worthy object, not circa 1550 or a “masterpiece” of the type.
Not by a long shot or even a short one.
These were the main points, all fabrications, that dodds told them, and wrote them, in his quest to pawn the bogus "bellini" off on them – and anyone who knows anything about historic Turkish Rugs knows that.
Even many at LACMA know this but the adminstration still refuses to admit it for the reason we listed above.
But no matter what name they call it, or what pseudo-scientific jargon they use to shore up their blatantly false position it is 1650(the date they now claim), fact is the rug is a late genre reproduction.
More over no matter how you slice the bacon dodds lied and those lies were used by LACMA to defraud the Collector's Committee, who bought it and then donated it to the Museum.
Rest assured RK is working behind the scenes to bring LACMA into reality and to help them to realize how ridiculous they appear by covering up the essential fact -- the rug is a dud and they got cheated.