RK has now had a talk with boralevi about the dodds situation and his position vis-a-vis what dodds has done.
We were quite surprised to hear boralevi say he "doesn't know enough about Anatolian rugs to judge" whether or not dodds is the cheat and thief RK has proven he is.
Frankly, we don't really know what to think about what boralevi said -- was he being truthful? does he really not know enough to discern the bellini dodds sold to LACMA is the late period genre copy we claim it to be? or was boralevi just trying to extricate himself from the situation by saying anything he could?
The following is from his website:
"Alberto Boralevi is specialised in tribal weavings, early classical and rare carpet fragments, Islamic textiles and embroideries, Italian peasant rugs and textiles. Besides dealing, he lectures on Oriental rugs and works as appraiser and consultant. Moreover he organises study tours to rug producing countries and for visiting important Rug Collections worldwide."
So what to believe?
Seems to RK boralevi, like most other big names in rugDUMB, is just too afraid to say anything, which is piss-poor pathetic.
Clearly he has a relationship with dodds, and it is also as clear boralevi does not have the courage or honor to tell that cheat and liar dodds what he should tell him.
Either that, or boralevi's statements on his website are a lie and if he really doesn't know enough to ascertain dodds' 'bellini' is the late genre repro we claim he should close that gallery and start selling shoes or pasta.
We honestly expected more from boralevi but, alas, he is just another rug-fool and clown whose inaction has allowed dodds to escape censure and exposure for his thievery. This is also piss-poor pathetic...