• Report: #1101845

Complaint Review: Kevin Doyle

  • Submitted: Sun, November 24, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, April 14, 2016

  • Reported By: Whistle Blower — New York
Kevin Doyle
Chatham, Massachusetts USA

Kevin Doyle Kevin Doyle Artist Sells FAKE Basquiat Artwork and Claims That It's Authentic Chatham Massachusetts

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ANONYMOUS REPORT

*Author of original report: Even More Garbage For Sale

*Author of original report: More Fake Basquiat Pieces for Sale!

*Author of original report: Another Fake Basquiat For Sale

*Author of original report: The Never Ending Basquiat Treasure Chest

*Author of original report: Weak and Foolish?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Weak & Foolish

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle, gentleman_collector Fraud

*Author of original report: More Fake Basquiat Drawings

*Author of original report: gentleman_collector

*Author of original report: P.o.s. Kevin Doyle is Back

*Author of original report: Lucky You

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ANONYMOUS REPORT & POORLY INFORMED

*Author of original report: Like Kissing A Patient

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Like Kissing a Unicorn

*Author of original report: Le Coq

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Authentic Painting

*Author of original report: Lies

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: FALSE REPORT - AUTHENTIC ART

*Author of original report: Seriously Though

*Author of original report: To The Amused Collector

*Consumer Comment: AUTHOR OF COMPLAINT - SOUNDS LIKE A PERSONAL VENDETTA AGAINT THIS INDIVIDUAL

*Author of original report: Attorney

*Consumer Comment: Kevin Doyle Kevin Doyle Artist Sells FAKE Basquiat Artwork and Claims That It's Authentic Chatham Massachusetts

*Author of original report: Yes!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: taken down

*Author of original report: Live Auctioneers

*Consumer Comment: Liveauctioneers/Stanford auction

*Author of original report: Google Expert

*Author of original report: Thank You

*Consumer Comment: horrible example

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: GOOGLE EXPERT

*Author of original report: Old Man Doyle Back At It Again

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: MARTIN LUTHER KING QUOTATION

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle Basquiat Cutting Board

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: GENUINE ARTWORK - SILLY REPORT

*Author of original report: Basquiat

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ARTWORK GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC

*Author of original report: The Estate

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: GENUINE ARTWORK - FALSE REPORT

*Author of original report: Authenticated?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Authentic Artwork

*Author of original report: Disgruntled Technician?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: BELL'S BLATHER

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Dismissed Technician Expresses Rancor

*Author of original report: Again and Again

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Hysterical Vitriol

*Author of original report: Kevin "No Proof" Doyle

*Author of original report: Smoke and Mirrors

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Anonymous Foolishness

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Internet Misused

*Author of original report: : )

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Honest, Ethical Studio

*Author of original report: Does It Matter?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Huh...

*Author of original report: Why?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Anonymity is a Coward's Shelter

*Author of original report: Joke

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Anonymity Provides License for Abuse

*Author of original report: Side Note

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle, Obviously a Liar and a Thief

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ANONYMOUS REPORT - OBVIOUSLY FALSE

*Author of original report: Riiiight

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Kevin Doyle & Jean-Michel Basquiat

*Author of original report: Yawn

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ORIGINAL REPORT FALSE BY UNIDENTIFIED

*Author of original report: What's The Hold-up?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Artwork is Authentic

*Author of original report: False Report?

*General Comment: FALSE REPORT IS HUMOROUS

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: NEW (36in X 24in Oil Painting)

*Author of original report: How Is This Harrassment?

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: HARASSMENT ESCALATES

*Author of original report: Nice Try

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: RIPOFF REPORT AUTHOR'S IDENTITY

*Author of original report: Once Again, Kevin

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: REPORTER UNIDENTIFIED

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC

*Author of original report: Lol

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: AUTHENTIC BASQUIAT ARTWORK

*Author of original report: Issues

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Kevin Doyle sells AUTHENTIC Basquiat artwork

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: MALICE FROM THE SHADOWS

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: ORIGINAL REPORT VULGAR & FALSE

*Author of original report: Debate

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: DISREGARD MALICIOUS REPORT

*Author of original report: Exactly

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: FALSE REPORT

*Author of original report: New Artwork?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: NEW ARTWORK

*Author of original report: Mark Twain?

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: MARK TWAIN

*Author of original report: You Must Be Kidding Me

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: COURAGE & MANNERS

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: THANK YOU... WHOVEVER YOU ARE

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & KEVIN DOYLE

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Anonymous Blogger

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Spurious Report

*Author of original report: This Is What Happens

*Author of original report: Collage

*Author of original report: So Obvious It Hurts

*Author of original report: The Old Man Fraud Is Back!

*Author of original report: Obviously

*General Comment: ANYONE WHO WOULD BE FOOLISH ENOUGH ...

*Author of original report: Once Again

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle Chatham Forgery Artist Basquiat

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle Chatham Art Fraud

*Author of original report: Chatham Artist Kevin Doyle

*Author of original report: New work by Kevin Doyle posing as Basquiat

*Author of original report: alterego360 rebuttal

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: alterego360 - eBay ID

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle Artist in Chatham Massachusetts Basquiat Fraud

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle Artist in Chatham Massachusetts Basquiat Fraud

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle Artist in Chatham Massachusetts Fraud

*Consumer Comment: Here is some further evidence...

*Author of original report: Kevin Doyle on Chatham Massachusetts Sells FAKE Basquiat artwork

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Kevin Doyle has been selling FAKE Jean-Michel Basquiat artwork claiming that it is authentic. He sells on them on ebay and in his studio. He creates this artwork himself and adds a provenance letter with it to trick you. On his Facebook website he claims to have sold 41 original Basquiat pieces and that doesn't include all of the pieces that he has sold on ebay. He uses multiple screen names on ebay and I've contacted ebay over and over again about this guy and they don't do anything about it apparently.

I remember he used to sell artwork under the screen name ebay.com/usr/doylestudio on ebay but that name is no longer a registered user. If you look under his feedback you can see that someone has already accused him of selling a FAKE Basquiat piece for thousands of dollars. If you look further you can see that Kevin sold a piece that says "Basquiat Style" in which he drew something and attributed it to the manner of Basquiat so you know he's had some practice. [continued below]....

..... I remember quite a few drawings that he attributed to Basquiat but never sold any, so, I'm sure one day he just slapped a provenance on one of these pieces and it sold for a lot of money and he hasn't looked back ever since and now he seems to be the sole beneficiary of dozens and dozens and dozens of unknown or unpublished Basquiat artworks. Look for yourself, he has two Facebook pages, all you have to do is Google Kevin Doyle and Basquiat and they will come up.

Jean-Michel Basquiat's drawings have sold for tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Basquiat's paintings easily fetch millions of dollars at auctions and Kevin Doyle sells his "original" Basquiat pieces for whatever he can get for them because he can just make more. Like I said, he claims to have sold 41 original Basquiat pieces in his studio and he has much more work that he has sold on ebay. I can guarantee you that nobody in the world owns that many Basquiat originals and Kevin Doyle seems to have a neverending supply. His proof of authenticity is basically a notarized letter saying that Jean-Michel Basquiat gave Kevin Doyle these artworks back in the 80's when Basquiat was still alive.

Here are some of the ebay names that have sold this fraudulent art; ninaslove, estate-finders, anachronisticannie and declan8.

This guy makes more money off of the Basquiat pieces that he draws than he does with is OWN artwork. It's ridiculous that nobody has sued him yet because he sells more and more every week.

Someone posted a comment on his Facebook page saying something like, "I never thought that I would get to own an original Basquiat in my lifetime" and he thanks Kevin and I felt so bad because I know for a fact that it's a fake. I've studied Basquiat's work extensively so I know a fake when I see one and anyone who knows anything about Basquiat's work would look at the stuff that Kevin sells and throw up a red flag as well. If these pieces were actually original then Kevin would have gone through the proper channels to get them authenticated and he would be a multi-millionaire. It's simple logic. Nobody would sell an original Basquiat for less than ten thousand dollars, but Kevin Doyle doesn't put a reserve on his ebay auctions and doesn't seem to mind making three hundred dollars off an "original Basquiat".

This guy is a fraud. I never bought anything from him, I know better, I just think that people should do their homework before buying anything related to Basquiat from this guy because what he is doing is illegal. I don't really see a difference between robbery and what this guy is doing. He doesn't even have these pieces in a frame. He's supposedly been holding onto all of this original material since the 80's and they're not in frames. Ugh. It's so obvious it hurts. This guy has NO respect whatsoever.

His websites on Facebook are, facebook.com/pages/Jean-Michel-Basquiat-Art-Exhibit/43527143988805 and facebook.com/doyleartworks.


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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

ANONYMOUS REPORT

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - (USA)

Compulsive complaint by unidentified reporter.

All artwork offered by Doyle Studio is authentic and may be returned up to 30 days with no questions asked.

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#2 Author of original report

Even More Garbage For Sale

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More garbage for sale on ebay at Kevin Doyle's storefront gentleman_collector. He must be reading my posts because he's changed his little tidbit about the oil stick drying easily. He doesn't mention that it's 35 years old anymore. He now says, "dry oil stick smudges easily" instead of "35 year old oil stick smudges easily". He's actually correct. Dry oil stick will smudge easily if it's newer work because the top layer tends to dry somewhat quickly, but underneath that layer of dryness will be moist so obviously if you press with your finger and smudge it, it's going to break that dry layer, smudge and get all over your finger.

Below are the photographs of the new garbage by Kevin Doyle pretending to be Basquiat. You can own this garbage if you want to drop $480 a piece into Ole Scummy's pocket.

Good luck!

 

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#3 Author of original report

More Fake Basquiat Pieces for Sale!

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Yay! More garbage for sale on ebay, straight from Doyle's neverending chest of thousands of Basquiat drawings. I hope you have over $600 that Doyle can rob from you because that's how much these auctions are starting at.

I hate this man with a passion. The audacity he has to claim that these garbage pieces are authentic Basquiat drawings, astounds me to no end. Ugh. Dirty dirty Doyle needs to pretend that he's a famous artist because fame is something he never experienced with his art. Ole scummy Doyle is over eighty years old, which means, he's had over fifty more years than Basquiat did on this planet to get famous for his art. Nope, never happened. Newsflash Doyle; you don't get to pretend you're a famous artist just because nobody gives a crap about your boring art. Basquiat is dead, so he can't defend himself from your onslaught of Basquiat garbage. You're so pathetic dude. You really are.

"Dried-out, 35 year old oil stick smudges easily." This is a quote from Kevin about the Basquiat drawings he is selling on ebay. Lol. NO IT ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT!!! Easily? Really? Thirty five years is more than plenty of time for oil stick marks to dry and not smudge. The artwork that Kevin is selling smudges easily because its new work.

STOP PREYING ON PEOPLE THAT DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER. You're a sick thieving individual Kevin.

The photographs below are Kevin Doyle's recent pathetic attempt at trying to be Basquiat. Kevin is an artist from Chatham Massachusetts and he's made thousands and thousands of dollars selling this hideous fraudulent artwork on ebay. His store is gentleman_collector.

 

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#4 Author of original report

Another Fake Basquiat For Sale

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Kevin Doyle posted another "original" Basquiat. He calls it "original two-sided SAMO signed street art 1980 Warhol Basquiat Schnabel era". He's strayed from adding his little notarized letter and his long story about how Basquiat left him a "large art case" of drawings on a train. Hahahaha. Apparently Kevin doesn't mind embarrassing himself day after day with his ridiculous Basquiat renditions and his behavior. Are they original or not Kevin? If you scroll down, Kevin once added a rebuttle titled JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & KEVIN DOYLE. You'll be reminded of Kevin's once confident manner. He used to add that story to all the Basquiat drawings he sold on ebay. He also added a notorized letter signed by himself.

He doesn't do any of that anymore. You're guilty as sin dude. Hahahaha. You thought maybe in time you could reverse your old sneaky ways and become more anonymous with selling your Basquiat drawings. People are more skeptical about buying a Basquiat drawing with zero authentication so I'm sure these new drawings you're trying to sell won't sell for as much as they used to with your old ways, if they sell at all. You used to have this elaborate story and people actually fell for it over and over again. I think your conscience is coming in to play now and you want to step away from your insane fantasy world of you and Basquiat skipping and hugging one another while you mentored him.

Those were the days.

I'm adding a photograph of Kevin's new garbabe Basquiat drawing. C'mon people, it's "street art from Basquiat's era". Hahaha. Good one Kevin.

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#5 Author of original report

The Never Ending Basquiat Treasure Chest

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Once again Kevin is selling more Basquiat drawings on ebay. I assume he'll continue to do so because he hasn't faced any consequences for these robberies yet. Again, he has no authentication for them, obviously, because he reminds us that they were never catalogued by the Basquiat Estate. He used to add a little notarized letter with the drawings, signed by himself, but, clearly he doesn't want to associate himself with these crimes anymore. I can talk about this guy until my face turns blue, but, eh, there's time. It doesn't look like he wants to stop what he's doing and I enjoy keeping track of these crimes because somebody has to.

I've added two more photographs of his new "vintage" drawings. Just go to ebay and search for the store gentleman_collector and see for yourself.

 

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#6 Author of original report

Weak and Foolish?

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I'm going to upload a couple more photographs of the Basquiat drawings that Mr. Kevin Doyle is selling on ebay. His store on ebay is gentleman_collector. These are clearly fake and don't come with any authentication. Kevin likes to add his phone number to this report as if calling and talking to him is a form of authentication to his Basquiat forgeries. Hahahaha. Weak. Foolish.

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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Weak & Foolish

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - (USA)

 

Artwork guaranteed authentic.

Kevin Doyle 508/945-3785

 
 
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#8 Author of original report

Kevin Doyle, gentleman_collector Fraud

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Kevin Doyle has posted a collection of his fake Basquiat drawings on ebay, again. They're under the store name gentleman_collector. He has started the bidding at just under $2,000. I feel bad for anybody that buys these useless, talentless drawings. I also somewhat pity Kevin Doyle. It's just sad to see somebody stoop so low.

I've also posted a painting that Kevin Doyle painted as a "homage" to Basquiat. You can clearly see the similarities between his own paintings and the work that he claims to be an authentic Basquiat.

Ole scummy Doyle isn't going to stop unless people like me and people like you spread the word and try to stop him.

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#9 Author of original report

More Fake Basquiat Drawings

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Once again Kevin's posted even more fake Basquiat drawings on ebay that he claims to be authentic. His storefront is gentleman_collector. Ole dirty Doyle robbing people of their hard-earned money once again. You're just a bad person. I'm going to post every single drawing you try and sell. I've been keeping tabs on you and all the money you've made with these forgeries and one day in the future you're going to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That's a guarantee.

Sleep tight leech.

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#10 Author of original report

gentleman_collector

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Ole scummy is back selling another fake Basquiat drawing. Some poor sucker has already bid on it for $200. Kevin Doyle is just a gross human being. A failed artist riding the coat tails of someone a trillion times more original. Kevin's ebay store is gentleman_collector. He has three fake Basquiat drawings listed and I'm sure they're just going to keep coming.

I tried contacting Facebook to get him expelled because he advertises this crap on Facebook, but there's literally no way to contact them. They just lead you to the FAQ page.

You should be ashamed of yourself Kevin. You obviously don't mind being the scumbag you are, but, trust me, one of these days you're going to get what's coming to you.

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#11 Author of original report

P.o.s. Kevin Doyle is Back

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Ole scummy Doyle is back on ebay selling Basquiat drawings. He's under the store name gentleman_collector. The new Basquiat piece that's up now doesn't come with any paperwork or authentication (obviously). He used to include a notarized piece of paper, but clearly he wants to separate his name from these fraudulent sales. He has a link on his Facebook page that takes you to the Basquiat bidding which is now going for 51.00 with two days left. Of course, once the bidding has ended, he'll delete the link from his Facebook page. Unfortunately old scummy Doyle doesn't offer a moneyback guarantee on this piece so whoever buys it is completely screwed.

Oh well. Once a scumbag, always a scumbag.

The artist Kevin Doyle from Chatham Massachusetts is a lying, conniving, talentless, dirty f* scumbag thief.

 

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#12 Author of original report

Lucky You

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I'm impressed Kevin. It's nice that you own hundreds and hundreds of Basquiat drawings. I'll post some pictures to remind you of the progression of this collage. I really like how you plaster a bunch of original Basquiat drawings to it and then draw a giant fish on top of it and then plaster more original drawings over the fish. You're a lucky man. Not only have you sold dozens and dozens and dozens of these drawings on ebay, you still have enough to plaster about 100 drawings on a collage and still have enough drawings to post on Facebook whenever you feel like it. It seems like that suitcase that Basquiat left you had about a thousand drawings inside of it. You're obviously blessed. Nobody of importance knows who you are and you aren't affiliated with the Basquiat Estate and yet you own more Basquiat artwork than Basquiat's family and every collector on the planet. That's truly amazing.

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#13 REBUTTAL Owner of company

ANONYMOUS REPORT & POORLY INFORMED

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - (USA)

 

Art is authentic and guaranteed. May be returned within 30 days with no questions asked. Call 508/945-3785 for info.

Collage pictured is 41in x 66in. Over all dimensions are 46in x 71in in contemporary black wood frame.

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#14 Author of original report

Like Kissing A Patient

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We get it dude, you like Basquiat. Between the fake "authentic" drawings and your homages, for real, give it a rest man. There's something completely off-putting about how you market yourself. It's totally sad and shameful. I'm clueless as to how you don't see this.

Do you think anybody cares that you gave a painting to Christie Brinkley? You remind people of that little story on your Facebook page about every other four days. Why don't you do something new instead of living in the past? Why don't you try and create a new style of art instead of having to pretend you're Basquiat to get away from your boring seascapes? Why don't you talk to me like a human being instead of avoiding the problem and acting like you're too good to answer my questions? You're so predictable. Your rebuttals are predictable. Your imitation Basquiat pieces are predictable and even your own art is predictable. You punk yourself over and over again. Like, for real. You should give it a rest.

Shaking my head.

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#15 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Like Kissing a Unicorn

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - (USA)

Visit Doyle Studio... It's like kissing a unicorn. Call 508/945-3785 for appointment, and see for yourself.

Basquiat Homage pictured is 48in x 45in. Mixed Media on Panel. Artwork comes with certificate of authenticity.

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#16 Author of original report

Le Coq

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You might as well just open your mouth and insert it because you're obviously not saying anything of value.

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#17 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Authentic Painting

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - (USA)

Le Coq

24in x 16in

oil on stretched canvas

All work guranteed.

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#18 Author of original report

Lies

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Your name has been dragged in the dirt and I've absolutely taken multiple craps all over you and that's all you have to say for yourself? Pathetic.

Old scumbag Doyle living the lie in the throws of multiple complaints and photographic evidence. That's just sad. You have the mind of a twelve year old because you're clearly not man enough to talk to me and clear the air and answer my questions. Just go away with your ugly rooster and your fading, flickering brown aura of death. You stink up the joint.

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#19 REBUTTAL Owner of company

FALSE REPORT - AUTHENTIC ART

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - (USA)

 

Genuine and guaranteed

508/945-3785 for art info

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#20 Author of original report

Seriously Though

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If you're a collector, a true collector of Basquiat's work, you should be furious.

Seriously though, what kind of facts do you need beyond the photographic evidence that Kevin tampered with that cutting board drawing? And the collage where he painted a giant stupid fish on top of what he said were "original Basquait drawings"? He later plastered more Basquiat drawings over the fish that he painted.

If you really have a doubt that these drawings are authentic, by all means, contact Kevin and you can be the proud owner of dozens of these drawings for a couple hundred dollars and you can turn a gigantic profit if you had the stones to present them to a legitimate art collector. If you google "Kevin Doyle Basquiat", you'll find two of his Facebook pages with all of his contact information.

Go ahead, buy some of those drawings for cheap buddy and see what happens. Seriously, if you have any doubts whatsoever as to how factual my rants are, BUY A DRAWING from Kevin. I'm sure you can afford it. You'll have your answer after you get it inspected.

You should be excited that someone is selling a Basquiat drawing for way way way way way less than $40,000.

Good luck to you.

Oh, don't worry, Kevin offers a money back guarantee in case it's fake.

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#21 Author of original report

To The Amused Collector

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I have never met Mr. Doyle. As I stated before, it all started while I was looking on ebay for items related to Basquiat. I noticed that Kevin had an ebay page and, among some other random art crap, he had posted some paper plates with Basquiat type drawings on them and he was selling them as "Basquiat Inspired" works. He had the auction starting at $4.00. It was probably up for a week and nobody bid on it. He had a couple of these paper plate drawings for next couple of weeks labeled, again, as "BASQUIAT INSPIRED", meaning that he was the artist and they were not original pieces. If you look at my original post you'll be able to see Kevin's original ebay store which was deleted.

A little while later, I noticed that Kevin started selling these paper plates and stating that they were authentic and he had a little notarized piece of paper that was signed by himself saying that Basquiat had given him this drawing. It sold for a couple hundred dollars.

The next thing I know, Kevin is the owner of hundreds of Basquiat drawings with a little imaginary story about how Basquiat had left a suitcase of drawings in a train and this suitcase was found years later in his sister's attic or whatever. Yay, a suitcase of hundreds of drawings by one of the most popular artists of all time! Jackpot! What does Kevin do with this suitcase you ask? Oh, well instead of taking it to a museum or contacting a well known art dealer or gallery that is directly linked to Basquiat, he starts selling them for a couple hundred dollars a piece on ebay. If these drawings were original, the possibilities would be endless and he would be a famous millionaire because of it. Nope, Kevin wants to sell them on ebay.

Now as for facts, I'm sorry that I didn't take a screen shot of all of Kevin's "Basquiat Inspired" ebay auctions because obviously I never thought that he would take it so far. But trust me, these works are beyond fake. I don't really know what kind of facts you would like me to dig up from this guy because as much as I would like to have everything in a nice little stack for you to decide, I actually do have a life outside of monitering Mr. Pooface Doyle.

I've also stated that Kevin makes it difficult to track his every move because he's deleted about 95 percent of his Basquiat related posts on his Facebook pages and he has or has people selling his "authentic" Basquiat drawings on multiple ebay pages.

Kevin keeps trying to live out this ridiculous fantasy of his and so I guess I have to come on here and say something. It might come across as taunting, like you said, but Kevin has never once defended himself in detail. He'll have a couple of sentences that state that all the work is authentic and how I'm a disgruntled employee or whatever. I'm nothing of the sort. I'm just a guy that noticed that this d****e was making thousands and thousands of dollars robbing people. That's it and that's all.

Now, I must go back in my living room where I have all these clippings of Mr. Doyle's online endeavors taped to the wall, trying to connect the dots for people like you. You know what I mean? It's like out of the movies when some psycho becomes obsessed, you know? Little red strings tacked to the wall connecting one article to the next? Some people think it's psycho because all my theories are layed out across the wall and have now spilled out into the bathroom, across the bathroom mirror. I guess that's a good thing because I'm getting sick of looking at the tattoo of Kevin's old naked body twerking with Basquiat drawings flying out of his butt that I've tattooed on my chest.

Smooches Mr. Collector. Big wet ones.

 

 

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AUTHOR OF COMPLAINT - SOUNDS LIKE A PERSONAL VENDETTA AGAINT THIS INDIVIDUAL

AUTHOR: Amused Collector - (USA)

The whole chain of postings are a fun read. I've been collecting art for over 20 years including Basquiat works and have been entertained by this complaint. It's obvious by the language used by both parties, that they know each other, and that it's a personal vendetta for each other. The author more so as he or her doesn't seem to state facts but rather taunts. I've seen thousands of Basquiat works in books and in person, and can say that Kevin's works aren't out of the question although I don't know if his are authentic or not. I know that Basquiat's style was all over the board and continually changing. Most experience collectors wouldn't be able to recognize some of his early and A-typical works. I would like to see more facts from both sides rather than childish tit for tat. I find it amusing that the author has an abundance of time to make this his or hers life mission to prove their point. I think there's enough information for collectors to make a decision. However, please continue posting because it's one of the best soap operas on this site. 

Amused collector.

 

 

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Attorney

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Alright, now we're getting somewhere.

I'm sorry to hear that you flushed some of your money into Kevin's pocket, that's just depressing, but, I'm glad that you're putting your foot down and getting a lawyer. I think that there are probably a lot of people who figure out that the work they bought is fake and just go right back on ebay and try and sell it for the same amount to get their money back, or, maybe make a little profit. Hiring a lawyer is the way to go because it will most likely help to make Kevin a little more hesitant about selling this crap, especially if your lawyer contacts him. Kevin thinks it o.k. because he offers a money back guarantee, but, if the work was authentic he wouldn't have to offer that.

You should post a picture of the piece that you bought from Kevin and keep us updated about what's going on. Any and all information that you have would be a plus.

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Kevin Doyle Kevin Doyle Artist Sells FAKE Basquiat Artwork and Claims That It's Authentic Chatham Massachusetts

AUTHOR: Matt P - (USA)

Hello Everyone,

My name is Matt.  I purchased a ripoff Basquiat that was just proven to be a fake sold by Kevin Doyle.  I hired an internationally renowned art authenticator to investigate and find out about the piece.  The results after a couple months were conclusive:  Kevin Doyle at facebook.com/doyleartworks is a fraud, liar and thief.  

I have hired an attorney.  If you would like information please feel free to reach out to me at:

 (((redacted)))

 

We need to finally put a stop to this man. 

 

Thank you.

 

Matt

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That's awesome! I didn't think they looked like Kevin's work. Did they come with his little "notarized" sheet or something?

It's hilarious to me that he thinks or thought that this little cash cow was going to last forever. I'm sure you read Kevin's little bit about Basquiat leaving a suitcase full of drawings to Kevin. So basically instead of showing all of those drawings in his Basquiat exhibit Facebook page, he just basically would post some here and there whenever he finished them. We're talking hundreds of drawings. He's deleted so many posts about Basquiat that it's almost impossibe to figure out how many drawings he posted, but, it's a lot. He had this little tally on his Facebook page at one time that showed he had sold over 60 of those drawings and he still kept posting pictures of all of these new drawings from the collection. I have some photographs on this Ripoff Report that shows some of his Basquiat work that was just tossed on the concrete to be photographed. Lol. We're talking "original" Basquiat work that's usually protected in museums and Kevin just throws them on the ground or has them on his floor to be photographed. Who does that? He had paintings that he said that Basquiat painted and he just hung them up on his garage outside in the sun. Anyone that believes this guy must be mental and out of their minds. If Kevin has an art dealer that represents him, they better run or they're going to get caught up in this mess.

Thank you for pointing that out to that website. The more people that know about Kevin's forgeries, the better. I'm just waiting for the day when I find out that he's been arrested. That would make me so happy. It's not that I hate Kevin, it's just that he's so smug and he has this strange pride thing to continue his fantasy of robbing people. It's like he thinks that the more people he robs, the more authentic the work is. I really have no idea what goes on in his head, but, there's definitely a screw loose.

He's been making money like this unobstructed for years now. It's beyond time that someone puts a stop to it.

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taken down

AUTHOR: basquiatfrauds - (USA)

they were his 100 percent sure but i think they were being offered by someone who bought them from him on ebay. I showed that information to stanford auctions and they immediately withdrew the items. Of course they did, anyone who knows anything about Basquiats work or just looks at the evidence will agree: Fake, Fake!

 

 

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Live Auctioneers

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I'm not sure. One of them might be his, but, I really can't tell. Kevin has a style all his own and I usually recognize it right away. Kevin's Basquiat drawings are just as recognizable to me as Basquiat's are. There's no doubt in my mind that the pieces on liveauctioneers are fake, but, I don't think that Kevin had anything to do with this particular attempt.

Don't give him any ideas though.

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Liveauctioneers/Stanford auction

AUTHOR: basquiatfrauds - (USA)

 Wow he's now got them on liveauctioneer under Stanford auctions. I emailed them about his fake work. Not sure if they are his too but there is a strange collection of signed material. All boldly signed as if someone had to follow basquiat for yrs or sit with a pile to have him signs. They look like fake signed materials and I bet they are his. But he's got those postcards and a couple small pieces that look pathetic. Email Stanford as I did

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Do you even read the things that you write Kevin? You make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Talk about unverified, don't make me laugh, the only person that has verified your "authentic Basquiat" work is yourself, so why don't take your little fancy sentences and shove it. The only reason why I choose to remain anonymous is because you're such a scummy liar that I don't want you making up stories about me like you make up your ridiculous Basquiat drawings. I don't trust you at all with knowing my name.

If you can get a credible person to verify your ridiculous crap that you sell to idiots on ebay, I'll tell you my name. That's never going to happen, so I guess you're out of luck.

Why don't you try and get Art In America or some magazine to cover your marvelous story about how you own hundreds of original Basquiat pieces? I'll tell you why, because you'd rather hide in the shadows and make some ebay money through your neverending stack of original Basquiat pieces. Ugh. You skeeve me out. I get goosebumps thinking about what a scummy little man you are. You're just gross.

 

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Thank You

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I've always said that the real postcards look absolutely nothing like the work that Kevin makes. Kevin uses the crown because it's a very recognizable image associated with Basquiat, however, Basquait didn't use the crown until he got famous, but Kevin is so uncreative and clearly a useless artist that he's clueless when it comes to trying to tap into the raw talent that Basquiat had so he has to resort to using that simple image because he doesn't know what else to do. It's either a crown or simple face. He's so disrespectful to try and put his seventy year old Cape Cod mind and try and pass it off as a young kid growing up on the streets of Manhattan.

Kevin just skeeves me out. When I look at his photographs on his Facebook page I just want to reach in and squish his head until his old poisoned brain leak out.

He's never defended himself outside of him trying to add some witty sentence about how easy it is for an anonymnous person to discredit him. He can't credit himself so he has to try and change the subject and turn it around on me like I'm the one who's doing something wrong. He's just an ugly person. His aura glows a musty stale brown. Yuck.

You really have no idea how much money he's made selling these fake drawings. His reputation hangs by a thread of some make believe story about him and Basquiat. He lives in this fantasy world where he crawls and scrapes at little scraps, trying to associate himself with Basquait to make himself seem relevant with a younger crowd. It's honestly one of the saddest things I've seen in a long time and if Kevin didn't play the scumbag card and rob people of their money, I would feel sorry for him.

I really appreciate your comment because for the longest time I've felt like I'm the only person that cares about this. Spread the word because sooner or later Kevin Doyle is going to have to pay the piper.

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horrible example

AUTHOR: basquiatfrauds - (USA)

The individual complaining is 100 percent correct, these are the worst examples of fake Basquiats I have ever seen. Look at any Basquiat "postcards" or anti-product pieces and they look nothing like Doyle's work. Neither the front or back of DOyles items look anything like authentic Basquiat. THis is why they are 500 bucks on ebay and not selling at a reputable place like Swann Galleries.

Please folks, do your home work and look on art net or Swann Galleries or anywhere else and look up "basquiat postcards" or "basquiat anti-product" or just google this info.

they are on ebay now as oldframes

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GOOGLE EXPERT

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - (USA)

 

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Internet phenomenon where unqualifiedpersons attempt to demonstrate knowledge and prove their points with information obtained from unverified or anonymous website sources.

All artwork is guaranteed authentic. Call 508/945-3785 for further info.

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Old Man Doyle Back At It Again

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Kevin has started selling on ebay again. His latest "postcard" is being sold for $2,500 on the ebay channel oldframes. I'm completely speechless. I've contacted galleries and other people associated with the Basquiat Estate and nobody ever replies to me. They obviously don't care that scumbags like to forge drawings and rob people of their hard earned money.

I've been doing some research and apparently it's illegal to forge artwork and it's penalized by jail time and huge amounts of money. I am going to contact the District Attorney of New York and Massachusetts because Kevin Doyle is a thief and I've had enough of his crap to last a lifetime. It's my dream to see him behind bars and hopefully the penalty for this will empty his bank account. It's difficult because Kevin tries to sell his stuff  using ebay and advertising on Facebook, but then he deletes all of his Facebook posts related to Basquiat to cover his tracks. He posts hundreds of different Basquiat drawings and his collection keeps getting bigger and bigger even though Basquiat has been dead for nearly 30 years.

Please don't take down anymore of your Basquiat posts Kevin because I'm going to use it against you until you pay for what you've done. Trust me, you're not the jail type and it's going to be hilarious when you're prosecuted. You obviously don't think that what you're doing is a serious crime, but it is and once I find someone in law enforcement that actually cares about this like I do, you're not going to be taking your smug little pictures on Facebook anymore.

I'm attaching a picture of the new dog crap Kevin is trying to pass off as an original Basquiat.

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#34 REBUTTAL Owner of company

MARTIN LUTHER KING QUOTATION

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" -MLK

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Kevin Doyle Basquiat Cutting Board

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

If you google "Kevin Doyle Basquiat Cutting Board" you'll find a website called Worthpoint that has "catalogued" (pun totally intended) an "original Basquiat" piece that Kevin tried to sell on ebay. Now, I have mentioned many times that I have photographic evidence that proves that Kevin tried to doctor this same exact piece. Of course Kevin won't address this because he's a liar and a disgusting human being. He's robbed so many people selling these fake drawings it's literally criminal.

I don't believe for one minute that you're hiring anyone to catalog your fake Basquiat drawings you f'**** sick-o. You'll just say that that job has been taken if anyone applies. You got some serious b**** coming on here man and acting like you own hundreds of original Basquiat drawings. Yeah, keep it up. Keep trying to sell those fake drawings online and watch the Estate sue you for everything your worth. You have serious serious problems man and they're about to be legal problems.

Remember everyone, google "Kevin Doyle Basquiat Cutting Board" and go to the link that leads you to the Worthpoint website that says 20 x 14 Hank Aaron NYC in the title and then look at the photographic evidence I have and tell me that Kevin Doyle isn't a worthless scum-sucking criminal vulture.

 

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#36 REBUTTAL Owner of company

GENUINE ARTWORK - SILLY REPORT

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

All purchases 100% refundable with no questions asked.

Initial report, by disgruntled groupie, is a textbook Internet nuisance activity that brings interest and sales from alll over the world.

Call (((Redacted))) (US) for further info.

AND

To apply for European rep position, or to catalogi Basquiat pieces, email:

<galeriemgaleriem@earthlink.net>

Thank you for your time and attention.

 

Sincerely- kevin doyle

 

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Basquiat

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

You already mentioned your money back guarantee quite a few times, however, I was asking why you deleted all of your Basquiat drawings from your Facebook pages a couple of days after I contacted the Basquiat Estate.

Do you have mental issues?

I understand your need to want to get the last word in, but, your words are empty and robotic. Are you going to post more Basquiat drawings on your Facebook page or are you forever going to distance yourself from him online? You might continue your little fantasy offline beyond the eyes of the world and the Estate, but, I think your online Basquiat days are over.

Take care buddy.

 

 

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ARTWORK GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

Purchases may be returned for full refund with no questions asked.

Call anytiine time for further info.

Kevin Doyle 508/945-3785.

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The Estate

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

I'm pretty sure that you know by now, but, I contacted someone from the Basquiat Estate and told them about you. For some reason, all of a sudden, you deleted every single one of your fake Basquiat posts from your "Basquiat Exhibit" Facebook page and your studio's Facebook page. Did they contact you and tell you to stop trying to sell those fake Basquiat drawings or is this just a complete coincidence?

If it was a coincidence, I'll be looking forward to seeing you post some more of your Basquiat drawings for sale. If you don't post anymore of your Basquiat drawings for sale in the next couple weeks, I think we'll all know the answer as to why you haven't. I'll actually be a little depressed if you don't post anymore of your Basquiat drawings for sale. I actually enjoyed looking at the photographs of your "authentic" Basquiat drawings out in the open, just chilling on the concrete out in the sun, without any protection whatsoever. I mean, obviously, putting a bunch of "authentic" Basquiat drawings on the ground is such a professional thing to do when you're lucky enough to own hundreds of them.

Thumbs up.

 

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GENUINE ARTWORK - FALSE REPORT

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

Anonymous report ill-advised and poorly informed.

Paintings and other artwork guaranteed authentic. Returns acceptedwithin 30 days with no conditions or questions asked.

Purchase info @ 508.945.3785.

 

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Authenticated?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

The most important thing to remember is that when Kevin Doyle tells you that all the artwork is authenticated, he fails to mention that the certificate of authenticity, regarding the Basquiat drawings, is just a notarized piece of paper signed by Kevin Doyle himself telling you that Basquiat gave him the artwork.

A notarized document is basically a stamp that a notary public, which is a person that is authorized to notarize a document, stamps. The only thing that a notarized document proves is that the person who is bringing in the document to be notarized is the person who is bringing in the document and not someone else. In other words, Kevin Doyle wrote up a little story on his computer saying that he acquired the Basquiat drawings by Basquiat himself and he signed it in front of a notary public. The notary public doesn't investigate Kevin's story at all. The notary public just looks at Kevin's driver's license or identification card and makes sure that the signed document is actually Kevin Doyle who signed it and not someone who is posing as Kevin Doyle.

I'm assuming that Kevin just uses this fancy notary stamp to trick people and make it seem a little more legit than just a piece of paper coming out of Kevin's printer, which, in fact, is basically all it is. This certificate of authenticity that Kevin includes is a story written up by Kevin and stamped by someone that knows absolutely nothing about art. The stamp has nothing to do with the authenticity of the artwork. All the stamp is saying, again, is that Kevin Doyle signed this piece of paper instead of someone who is posing as Kevin Doyle.

Whoever bought a Basquiat drawing from Kevin through ebay or through his garage studio got ripped off and you should get your money back. THESE BASQUIAT DRAWINGS ARE NOT AUTHENTICATED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN KEVIN DOYLE.

I'm not questioning the authenticity of your own artwork Kevin, I'm only questioning the authenticity of the Basquiat artwork that you sold on ebay.

 

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Authentic Artwork

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

All work authenticated. Returns accepted within 30 days. No questions asked.

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Disgruntled Technician?

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Alrighty then, apparently you've cracked the code after all this time of me being anonymous. Good job Kevin, I guess that I'm a disgruntled technician now even though I've clearly stated that I found out about you a long time ago through ebay. Just keep blowing your smoke around in the attempt to confuse people even though I've got evidence and dozens and dozens of logical theories about you scamming people on ebay by selling them drawings that you've stated were given to you and acquired by Jean-Michel Basquiat. You've said you own hundreds of original Basquiat pieces. "The long lost Basquiat portfolio" as you've put it. You also own a bunch of collages of Basquiat drawings that are clearly done by the same exact artist. You even have a collage of Basquiat drawings and you decided to paint a big white fish over them. Now, obviously nobody would paint over an original Basquiat drawing, nor, would they make a collage out of them if Basquiat gave them a bunch of drawings. You apparently don't mind painting over original Basquiat drawings and making collages out of them, right? Now if those drawings in your collages are not from your "long lost Basquiat portfolio", but, creations of your own, then it's not that fricking hard to tell that you've been the artist all along because the drawings on your collages are EXACTLY the same type of drawings that you've sold to people on ebay and flaunted all about your town and on your Facebook pages with little stories about you and the deceased Basquiat.

You shoot yourself in the foot a million times and you provide me with all the evidence. You've never defended yourself against my accusations. Your only defense has been that I choose to remain anonymous, and now, again, apparently I'm a disgruntled technician that you fired or whatever. If that were the case, I'd be talking about your light bulbs or whatever it is a technician might do in your little garage of a studio.

In all honestly, I like your Basquiat collages and I really like some of your own personal artwork, but, you and I know that those Basquiat drawings that you sold to people are from your hand. You've chosen to show the world these Basquiat pieces through ebay and on Facebook (although you eventually usually always delete any post about Basquiat on your Facebook page) instead of exhibiting the work in a credible gallery with a credible art dealer. It's not that difficult to see that you're completely full of crap when it comes to your imaginary Basquiat connection.

I'm sorry that this had to come to light, but, I couldn't watch you sell drawing after drawing after drawing on ebay anymore while making good money off of all of those fake Basquiat pieces. Don't you feel a tiny bit guilty for misleading people into spending their hard earned money on your fake Basquiat drawings?

Seriously Kevin, just let Basquiat rest in peace.

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BELL'S BLATHER

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"Bell's Blather"
42in x 68in
mixed media on panel
Black Wood Contemporary Frame

 

Artwork guaranteed authentic

 

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Dismissed Technician Expresses Rancor

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Disgruntled former subordinate acts badly. Writes ill-advised and poorly informed report. All artwork guaranteed authentic. Returns accepted with no questions asked. Studio adheres to highest standards.Contact Kevin Doyle 508.945.3785 for purchase info.

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Again and Again

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Once again, Kevin Doyle is using Basquiat's name in connection to his own to make himself relevant. I don't understand this guy at all. He's posted more Samo drawings on his Facebook pages and he's reminding people to inquire about price/availability ect.

In some of the photographs you'll see a bunch of these Samo postcards laid out on some shelving outside in the elements. Obviously anybody that owned an original Basquiat wouldn't just put them outside without any protection whatsoever. Kevin just tosses them and flips them around for the photographs without a care in the world to their safety.

It's interesting because he now describes these postcards as "NYC Streetart circa 1981". He has stopped telling people that they are original Basquiat pieces which is nice, but still, all of these "streetart" pieces have the word Samo on them which implies that they are original Basquiat pieces. I'm wondering if he stopped telling people that they're original Basquiat pieces to save himself from being sued in the future. He's also posted these photographs on his Basquiat Exhibit Facebook page which misleads anyone who looks at the page wanting to see original Basquiat artwork from an actual exhibit.

I'm at a loss for words with this guy. I've never seen an artist use another artist like this guy does. It's so off-putting. He just uses Basquiat's name over and over again in connection with his own to gain a younger audience and possibly boost sales of his own paintings. Ugh, he's such a slimeball.

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Hysterical Vitriol

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Bitterly critical author may be burdened with OCD while thinking poorly of this studio without ever having done business here.

All artwork shipped from this studio is authentic.

No one here would ever comment directly on anonymous criticism.

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Kevin "No Proof" Doyle

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I might sound hysterical to you because talking to you is like talking to a retarded three year old. This is a place where you're supposed to defend yourself. There might be a bunch of people that kiss your butt in Chatham because you're the cute old guy that makes art, but, you robbed people of money and you refuse to defend yourself. I'm sure you want this to go away, but, until you explain yourself, you'll aways be associated with your attempt to sell fake Basquiat art every time someone googles you. That's just the way it is now and it's not because I'm OCD or whatever, it's because you're a slimeball. This isn't slander. Why would I make this stuff up about someone that I don't know? You made a huge mistake by robbing people on ebay over and over and I caught you. It's not rocket science.

1. There is photographic evidence that you doctored a piece that you said was authentic.

2. You deleted your ebay account after someone accused you of selling them a fake Basquiat. Your ebay page was ebay.com/usr/doylestudio and if you look at your feedback you'll see that someone said "sold me fake Basquiat for $11,000, NY confirmed "not Basquiat"." Can you explain what happened there? No. Why should you explain the $11,000 robbery and subsequent expelled ebay account? Why should anyone be suspicious of you? Of course you don't want to be reminded of or have anyone look at your old ebay account. I must be hysterical. This must all be slander, right? I mean, your track record on ebay is flawless. Lol.

3. You have no power to authenticate Basquiat drawings. I'm sorry, but, that's not the way it works in the art world. You never had a s****.>

4. You used to try and sell artwork on ebay that was "inspired by Basquiat" and it looked identical to the work that you later said was "authentic". You just slapped on a fake authentication form signed by yourself saying that Basquiat personally gave these drawings to you and all of a sudden a bunch of people with hopes of owning an original Basquiat paid you good money for these forgeries. You loved how easy it was to trick people and make money off of these idiots and you made more money off of these forgeries than you did your own work. You even came up with a bogus story about how Basquiat left hundreds of drawings on a train and you tried to return them, but, he didn't want them. Wow, lucky you. Apparently all of those drawings were left with your sister and forgotten until she was cleaning out her house thirty years later. What was your reaction to finding a chest of hundreds of "original" Basquiat drawings? "I'll sell them on ebay for whatever amount of money I can get." Instead of preserving them you let them go for pennies. Why? Because they're not real.

5. You've claimed that you mentored Basquiat. Do you have any proof that you mentored Basquiat? No. Are there any photographs of you working with Basquiat? No. Are there any photographs at all with you and Basquiat together? No. You said that you were introduced to Basquiat by Andy Warhol's business manager which means that Basquiat was well on his way to fame because once he met Andy his world was forever changed and yet you still had the time to mentor him? Kevin Doyle, a no-name artist that specializes in flowers and seascapes? Yeah, I can see how you mentored Basquiat. Lol. You just add that little make-believe story to your own art to perhaps make more money on it. You always added Basquiat or Warhol's name to your own art on ebay so when people searched for Basquiat or Warhol on ebay, your little seascape painting would come up and perhaps might attract a buyer that didn't know anything about Kevin Doyle. It's an old trick that people use to attract more viewers, you just took it to another a level. You really have no shame.

6. You have a Facebook Page dedicated to your Basquiat Exhibit and yet there's barely any photographs of all the "original" Basquiat pieces that you own. Lately you've just been posting your own artwork on that page with a link to your other Facebook page which suggests that you're using Basquiat's name to promote your own art. Ugh.

7. Ever since you found out about this Ripoff Report you stopped selling your Basquiat pieces on ebay.

I can seriously go on and on about what a scam artist you are and you have no defense whatsoever. All you ever want to talk about is how I choose to remain anonymous or what a hysterical loser I am. The reader should just look at all of my posts and then look at how Kevin responds and you'll see for yourself how he grasps at straws and changes the subject. I think that this report has more than enough evidence against you and you apparently think that it's perfectly fine to have no defense or proof for yourself whatsoever. It's literally impossible for you to overturn my accusations and that's the way it's going to stay. All of your rebuttals sound so pompous and arrogant too. You probably scour the thesaurus looking for odd words like "vitriol". It's like you think that you're above suspicion or something when all I have to do is show people your old ebay account for proof. You made a big mistake trying to rob people and now you're paying the price. You're the loser, not me. It's as simple as that. You'll never be able to prove that you're not a scam artist and that's the bottom line. You have had opportunity after opportunity to clear your name and you haven't. You insist on having the last word but they're all empty rebuttals that don't help you, so, go ahead, act like you're high and mighty and that you don't need to clear your name. I hope that works out for you. All the reader has to do is scroll down to see what a dodging scumbag you are. Those are the facts.

Go back to painting to your boring paintings, but, please, keep Basquiat off of your canvas and keep his name away from your artwork because you're not even close to being on the same level of Basquiat. You're not even a fraction of the original artist that he was and yet you try so hard to associate yourself with him. You irritate the hell out of me. You wouldn't last two seconds trying to peddle your fake Basquiat pieces in the NYC so I don't blame you for trying to steal money from people on ebay. You wouldn't be the first. I don't care how many people think you're the cute old artist in Chatham, what you did was wrong and you know it. Just come clean. It'll be liberating, even for a seventy something year old.

Kevin Doyle of Chatham Massachusetts is a liar, a thief and an unethical scam artist and he'll never have any proof for you regarding his "long lost Basquiat" pieces other than his tired old words and his make-believe stories. Do not believe a word he says about Basquiat. It's all a bucket of lies.

Was that hysterical enough for you Kevin? Are you mad that I posted your old ebay account for everyone to see? Are you mad that people can now see for themselves that you tried robbing someone of $11,000? Yeah, you're real ethical. You're a real straight shooter. It's not surprising that the book you wrote is "How to Marry Money". Your next one should be, "How to Rob People on Ebay."

You're a joke.

 

 

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Smoke and Mirrors

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

You actually have the audacity to talk about ME lacking courage when you can't even answer for the atrocities that you've committed? You created forgeries and said that they were authentic. You tried to make a quick buck or two on ebay until someone caught you and you deleted your ebay account and created new accounts in the shadows. You're the coward. You're not man enough to answer one single question and you want to try and turn it around on me like I'M the one that's cowardly?

You're done. You're the one in the spotlight. You're the one that tries to move out of the spotlight by trying to shine it on me and I have nothing to do with your mistakes. You already threatened me by saying the police are looking for me and when I asked you for the number of the police department and the badge number and the police officer you talked to you never told me. You changed the subject again. You're a liar through and through and it's hilarious to me because you know that you made those drawings so I'm thinking, "why is this guy fighting for a losing cause?". It's completely obvious because your "homages" to Basquiat are IDENTICAL to the junk that you sold as authentic.

You don't want to talk about this at all because you don't have the proof. You don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to defending yourself from my accusations and it doesn't matter if you post a million meaningless rebuttals which are designed to dodge the problem at hand. I have photographic evidence and you have NOTHING in your defense.

You're the coward. You're the one that's dodging the questions. Why should I give my name to a person that repeatedly avoids my questions and accusations? Why should I give my name to a person that can't clear his thieving name? You're just going to keep coming on here like a mentally challeged person talking about my anonymity.

You have never come forward in the art world to have a show of one its most beloved artists. You supposedly own a few paintings and hundreds of drawings by Basquiat and you chose to sell a bunch of them for pennies to uneducated buyers. You're the coward, not me. You're the cheater, not me. You're the hustler, not me. You're the scam artist, not me.

Good luck with that.

 

 

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Anonymous Foolishness

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

But for malice and slander, unidentified reports might be amusing.

How good itwould be to see less vulgarity from unidentified writers who lack the courage to stand by their verbiage by attaching their names to it.

Anyone is welcome to contact this studio with the identifiy original report's author.

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#51 Author of original report

Kevin Doyle

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

This isn't slander. This is an investigative report on what I believe to be a serious scam perpetrated by the artist Kevin Doyle of Chatham Massachusetts. It's been about a year and you still haven't been able to answer one single question. You haven't been able to clear your name. You certainly haven't been able to prove that this report is slanderous. The only thing that you've established is my anonymity. That's great, we get it, I'm an anonymous reporter. Is there anything else you'd like to share or contribute in your defense?

Seriously, aren't you a little embarrassed that all of your rebuttals are completely meaningless and without a shred of evidence to clear your name?

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I would be.

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Internet Misused

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

 

Malice and slander expressed with impunity by unknown writers.

Anonymous authors lack courage and decency.

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AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Well, once again, I'm going to ask you to prove it, but, we all know you refuse to because you can't, so, I guess we're right where we left off with you being the scumbag liar and me investigating your dishonest and unethical studio.

Have a lovely day.

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#54 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Honest, Ethical Studio

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 Absurd report.

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#55 Author of original report

Does It Matter?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

It doesn't matter if we did business or not. I am just a huge fan of Basquiat and came across your ebay page which inspired me to start an investigation. I apologize for my non-filtering and calling you names and all, but, you've yet to convince me that those Basquiat drawings are authentic. If those Basquiat drawings were real you wouldn't have sold them for so cheap on ebay. It's just really really obvious that something fishy was going on. The main thing that made me write this was your paper plate Basquiat pieces. I saw that you tried to sell them as "inspired by Basquiat" and then a little later you were selling the same type of paper plates as "authentic".

Like I said, it's been about a year since I wrote my first report and you haven't cleared your name. You haven't contacted any reliable source like Sotheby's or Christies or Annina Nosei gallery or the Basquiat Estate to back you. I know that the Basquiat Estate has stopped authenticating Basquiat works, but, for hundreds of them they might make an exception to take a look. If all those drawings were real you would have busted your hump getting them authenticated and in the process becoming a huge multi-millionaire. You would have tried to publish the work or have a huge gallery show in NYC. Instead, you chose to sell them for whatever you could get on ebay.

I don't know, you act like my accusations are absurd when they're nothing of the sort.

 

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#56 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Huh...

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

...never talked to, met, or did business with person who wrote report.

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Why?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Why would it matter if you knew who I was? You should be focused on clearing your name instead of focusing on who I am. It's ridiculous. You're in your seventies and your rebuttals sound like they come from a thirteen year old. It's not surprising that you resort to these tactics considering that it's literally impossible for you to clear your name.

You're just embarassing yourself. Seriously, who the hell do you think you are to think that you could authenticate hundreds of Basquiat drawings for yourself and sell them for pennies on ebay? There are rules to this. I can do the same exact thing, but, I would expect a crapload of opposition, which, you are getting. If those drawings were real you would have answered my questions and cleared your name. You can't do that so you have to call me a loser or whatever.

Keep playing your little games and busting out your pathetic rebuttals that don't do anything except prove that you're an expert at dodging my accusations. It doesn't matter to me man.

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Anonymity is a Coward's Shelter

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Unidentified reporter is a loser.

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Joke

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Once again, you supply zero evidence compared to my piles and piles of theories and photographic evidence. You're the one that's disturbed by making yourself into something that you're not and robbing people of thousands of dollars in the process. I'm glad to see that you haven't sold any of your dog crap Basquiat pieces on ebay in a long time, so, I feel that I've done some good in making you think twice about selling your forgeries.

You're also very hesitant about posting your Basquiat pieces on your Facebook pages and when you do post something you delete it a couple days later. Even on the Facebook page dedicated to your "Basquiat Exhibit" you've only posted a couple of photographs of Basquiat's drawings and the rest are public photographs of Basquiat's work and some of your own work. You're clearly terrified to post every piece you own because you know that someone besides me is going to question the authenticity of it all. If I owned hundreds of original Basquiat pieces I would do a lot more than you in making it known, but, considering that they're all fake, you obviously chose to hide in the shadows and sell them on ebay instead of making a gigantic splash in the art world by showcasing unknown art by one of its most beloved artists. That, my friend, is proof in itself that you're a joke. You can post a million comments on Ripoff Report saying that I'm disturbed, but, you and I and anyone with half a brain can see you for what you really are.

C'mon Kevin. I dare you to take a picture of every Basquiat piece you own and keep them up on your Basquiat Exhibit Facebook page. I mean, what's a Facebook page dedicated to an exhibit of Basquiat's work if there aren't any pictures of it?

Again, I don't expect you to do this because, like Ripoff Report, you can't support any of your claims with proof because you're a liar and a joke.

 

 

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#60 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Anonymity Provides License for Abuse

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

 

Poorly written false report by disturbed individual.

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Side Note

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

*You don't get to say that this "anonymous report" is "obviously false" when you supply the reader with zero evidence to back you up. It's annoying, but, it only strengthens this report. You don't answer any of my questions and you seem to think that that's perfectly fine. I'm actually beginning to think that you have some sort of mental problem. You're only commenting on Ripoff Report to add in your little smoke and mirror tricks instead of facing the truth and clearing your name. It's almost been a year since my first report and you still haven't done that. I'm not expecting you to incriminate yourself, but, I would think that a tiny bit of evidence on your part is warranted by now, yeah?

 

 

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Kevin Doyle, Obviously a Liar and a Thief

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Your only defense is a make-believe story that has zero credibility. Anyone that reads this can clearly see that you're full of crap. Before you painted that fish on that Basquiat collage you tried to sell it on Craigslist as "original NYC streetart circa 1981". It's disturbing and creepy how much you continue to lie and deny my accusations without a shred of evidence. You're just a silly old man. Who cares if my posts are "poorly written"? I'm not the one claiming that I had a relationship with Basquiat that netted me hundreds of original drawings. Talk about self-absorbed. You use this story to try and boost your own art sales even claiming that you mentored Basquiat. Lol. You're seriously a twisted individual. You couldn't teach Basquiat anything with your flowers and boring landscapes. Are you kidding me? Newsflash dummy; NOBODY WHO KNEW BASQUIAT KNEW YOU. YOU'RE NOT INCLUDED IN ANY OF THE HUNDREDS OF DOCUMENTED STORIES ABOUT JEAN-MICHEL. THERE'S PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS YOU DOCTORED A PIECE THAT YOU TRIED TO SELL AS AN ORIGINAL BASQUIAT.

You claim that all of those Basquiat drawings that fell on your lap were "long lost" and recently found at your daughter's house. Riiiight, because when you own hundreds of original Basquiat drawings you just forget about it for 30 years until you're cleaning out a house. Ugh. You're f****** whole life is "poorly written".

Kevin "zero credibility" Doyle. That's your new name until you can prove otherwise. Your a f****** lying sack of s*** and you still can't prove me wrong. Hahahahahahahahaha!

 

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#63 REBUTTAL Owner of company

ANONYMOUS REPORT - OBVIOUSLY FALSE

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

Poorly written slander by self-absorbed loser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Riiiight

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Do you actually think that this explains anything? Where exactly did this little biopic explanation come from? It certainly didn't come from any credible source attached to Basquiat. I bet it's something that you, Kevin Doyle, wrote yourself or told some two page publication that talks about the artists from the Chatham area. It's probably something you just add to your paintings that you sell online. Can you atleast tell me who penned this? Do you have a source for this or is it just some pathetic crap that you wrote yourself?

You're not doing yourself any favors coming onto Ripoff Report posting the same rebuttals, you know that right? You just end up looking like a fool. You have zero answers. I'm not expecting you to tell me anything about this little make-believe statement of yours, so, yeah, this is nothing new, you're still a stupid lying moron. Samo, samo.

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Kevin Doyle & Jean-Michel Basquiat

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

American author Kevin Doyle became friendly with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the early eighties when Doyle, then unpublished, sought attention from the New York literary world by sending Greenwich Village  "street art" to agents and editors.

Andy Warhol’s business manager and nightlife character Fred Hughes, who often socialized with  Doyle, suggested Basquiat's postcards as highly-noticeable intro mailers for sending queries to the Paul R. Reynolds Literary Agency and others. As a result, Doyle developed a relationship with Reynolds' agent Sabina Iardella.

Although the Agency never succeeded in placing Doyle's first manuscript, Ms. Iardella often traveled with Doyle to meet Basquiat in the Village.

Doyle enjoyed the highly toned atmosphere that seemed to surround Basquiat at the time.

Sometimes Doyle gave money to the artist to help him pay off drug debts and was remunerated with gifts of artwork.

On one occasion Basquiat and Doyle rode the subway together, and the artist departed the train first leaving behind a large art case full of drawings.

Doyle made several attempts to return this artwork, but never managed to bring the artist together with it again.

Basquiat seemed almost apathetic toward Doyle's efforts to return the lost drawings and simply shrugged when Doyle brought the subject up.

The portfolio was left in various houses owned by Doyle over the years and was long forgotten until recently re-discovered during house cleaning at Doyle's daughter's house in Vermont.

Kevin Doyle, 508.945.3736, currently lives and works on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

 

 

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Yawn

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

The picture that I am posting is a photograph of a collage of Basquiat drawings in which Kevin painted a fish over it. Now, these are obviously not original Basquiat drawings because nobody would make a collage out of them and then paint a hideous fish on top of it and sign their name to it. Interestingly enough, you'll also notice that these Basquiat drawings are identical (style-wise) to all the other Basquiat drawings that Kevin owns.

There's really nothing more I can say about this subject.

All of your claims are unsubstantiated. There are tons of organizations and museums that you can find to authenticate all of the Basquiat drawings and paintings that you own and yet the only person you have to authenticate it is yourself.

You should be the person that comes up with all the proof, not me.

You should be ashamed of yourself, but, clearly you're not willing to admit that you're the artist behind these Basquiat drawings because you've probably made a little name for yourself in your little town as the old guy that mentored Basquiat. However, the reality is, and I'd be willing to bet my life on it, you're a fraud. You're a ridiculous joke that has absolutely no proof of authentication and it's ridiculous that you expect anyone to believe you.

I just keep taking a dump all over your reputation and instead of proving me wrong, which I would glady welcome, you just focus on the fact that I'm unidentified. You're pathetic. You won't talk to me directly because you CAN'T prove that the Basquiat drawings you own are authentic. Either supply me and the viewers with some proof by the Basquiat Estate or a museum or a well-known expert OR shut your stupid a** up.

These pictures are a perfect example of how deranged you are.

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#67 REBUTTAL Owner of company

ORIGINAL REPORT FALSE BY UNIDENTIFIED

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Authentic postcards & smaller works by Basquiat available.

Contact Kevin Doyle on Cape Cod by phone @(((redacted)))

email <(((redacted)))

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What's The Hold-up?

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Once again you fail to debate me. Your one sentence rebuttals are completely transparent. You've never once defended yourself from my accusations in detail. It's difficult to take you seriously, and trust me, I'm trying to. I'm waiting for you to actually talk to me directly instead of repeating yourself like parrot. If my accusation are so ludicrous and spurious, why don't you destroy me in a debate? You've been aware of this Ripoff Report for a while now and you haven't convinced me or anyone that you're for real. Seriously, what's the hold-up?

You own more Basquiat artwork than anyone else on the planet and you can't explain or defend yourself in detail? Really?

Will you please have a conversation with me and explain yourself? This is getting old.

 

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#69 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Artwork is Authentic

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Spurious report may be Criminal Harassment.

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False Report?

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This isn't a false report. Did you see the photographic evidence in which Kevin tried to doctor a piece that he was trying to sell as an original Basquiat? You have no idea what you're talking about. I've reported numerous accounts of his scamming and accused him multiple times of forgery and robbery and when he finally starts to "rebuttal" all he does is try to peddle his generic Bob Ross paintings and never debates me.

I asked him to tell me which police officer he contacted so I could call him/her and tell my side of story and he responded by posting some retarded picture of a giant pile of poop or whatever the hell that was that he painted. Do you want to know why? It's because he's a liar. He never called the police. It's not a police officer's job to hunt down someone on Ripoff Report.

Even if I got caught and he sued me for harassing him, we would eventually have to go to trial and I would defend myself and all of this would come into the light. The judge wouldn't just sentence me without hearing me out. Kevin doesn't want to prosecute me because he doesn't have a s****.>

Anyway, Kevin basically thanked me for reporting him because it's apparently generated a lot of sales for his paintings. Lol. Riiiiiiight. I'm sure that random people are just lining up and contacting Kevin to buy his paintings because of this. Lol.

I don't really care if you think that I'm being malicious because I know that I'm right and anyone that knows enough about Basquiat knows that Kevin doesn't even come close to emulating him. Why do you think that Kevin posts a bunch of Basquiat related stuff on his Facebook page and eventually deletes it? Why would he delete something that was true? He doesn't delete any of his other posts like he does for the Basquiat related crap.

A little while ago Kevin had a little contest on Facebook where the first five people who commented on the post would receive an original Basquiat drawing. Do you think that anyone who owns five Basquiat drawings would give them away to a couple of idiots that write "hi" or whatever on a Facebook post? Once the contest was over he deleted it. He's also resorted to Craigslist to sell his original Basquiat drawings. Who does that? Do you think any professional who owned an original Basquiat would sell it on Craigslist? Give me a break.

Kevin Doyle is a liar and a thief and anyone that defends him is obviously in league with him.

So, Mr. False Report, you can eat a big fat bowl of pubic lice.

The end.

 

 

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FALSE REPORT IS HUMOROUS

AUTHOR: Art Collector - ()

Malicious but humorous. (smiling)

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NEW (36in X 24in Oil Painting)

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

"The Cliff"
36in x 24in
Oil on stretched Canvas

Aquinnah is located on Martha's Vineyard. Population 311. Known for beautiful clay cliffs and quiet natural serenity. Below the cliffs is Jungle Beach, named for the lack of clothing worn. One of the few nude beaches left in the U.S., it has become celebrated as a center of Wampanoag culture and a center of pride and tradition among members of the Gay Head Wampanoag Tribe. One of the earliest sites of whaling, it was undertaken from shore by the Wampanoags, long before the 19th century industry of whaling became a maritime industry of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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How Is This Harrassment?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

What's the number, badge number and the name of the police officer that you talked to? I would like to talk to him.

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HARASSMENT ESCALATES

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Policea ssure me a Criminal Harassment arrest will be made when identity of author is known. Kindly contact if you have relevant information. Thank you for your attention and for the sales made on Ripoff Report. Support appreciated.

Kevin Doyle 508/945-3785.

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Nice Try

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

I'm stalking you now? Lol. That's hilarious. Stalking you would mean that I'm contacting you somehow, which I'm not. I have every right to investigate you and your scams online. You're just upset because the cat is out of the bag that you're the artist that has been creating these original Basquiat drawings. You're trying to threaten me instead of having a discussion with me to prove me wrong and anyone that reads this Ripoff Report can see that.

You don't scare me Kevin. You're below me. You make me laugh at how pathetic you are. I told you that I would concede if you could prove me wrong, but you can't. You're beat. You might as well admit that you're the artist because threatening me with stalking isn't going to stick. The real threat here is that you robbed people of thousands of dollars and you're continuing to offer your little fabrications STILL on your Facebook pages and I swear to God if you threaten me again I'll make it my mission in life to have YOU behind bars.

"Ooh look at me, I'm Kevin Doyle, Jean-Michel Basquiat dropped an artcase full of hundreds of drawings on my lap and now I'm selling them for pennies on ebay." Dude, that's the definition of a red flag.

You mad bro?

 

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#76 REBUTTAL Individual responds

RIPOFF REPORT AUTHOR'S IDENTITY

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Significant reward offered for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of orignal report author for stalking and malicious harassment. Call kevin doyle 508/945-3785 anytime for details. Thank you for your attention.

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Once Again, Kevin

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

I can assure you that I am not a disgruntled girlfriend or whatever. We have never done business. I became aware of you a while ago when I searched on ebay for Basquiat artwork and I came across some paper plates that YOU had drawn on and stated that the work was INSPIRED by Basquiat. This was a while ago. Nobody bought them. A couple of months later I searched on ebay and I saw that you were now selling paper plates with the same kind of artwork on it claiming that they were AUTHENTIC and it ended up selling. Next thing I know you've got all of this new artwork that you're selling on ebay and claiming that it's authentic.

The truth is is that it doesn't matter who I am, what does matter is that you have no other PROOF other than your own word that the art was given to you by Basquiat. You refuse to answer my questions about the cutting board piece with photographic evidence that shows that you clearly doctored it. Just by the fact that you're spending time on Ripoff Report, ebay and Facebook trying to peddle these "authentic" Basquiat drawings are proof in itself that they're not authentic. Who the hell in the their right mind would sell an original Basquiat for less than $100 which you have done multiple times on ebay. You would have to start the bidding at least $12,000, but you obviously have qualms about robbing someone of that kind of money or you know that anyone that buys something for that kind of money would research the crap out of it and not just take your stupid word for it. I don't know you personally, you just irritate the hell out of me. You've tried selling art that was inspired by Basquiat that looks exactly like the art that you started claiming was original.

I understand that you're going to deny everything because that's what liars do, especially when they've made money off of their lies. You're trying to make it a my word against your word type of thing even though I clearly have more evidence and theories than you do and you haven't presented any kind of proof other than your word. Again, I'm sorry, but that's not good enough. It might be good enough for some shmo that doesn't know any better, but it's not good enough for me or any professional.

I'm kind of obsessed at this point with my investigations, but at the same time, I'm lazy. You really don't want me to start contacting people that specialize in authenticating Basquiat's work, but, I'm getting close to it. I tried calling the Basquiat Estate but I never left a message on their machine. I'm honestly debating it because you clearly don't want to give up your fairy tale. I apologize that I'm the one to have to break your little Basquiat piggybank, but, whatever man, you deserve it. You're not a victim, you're the aggressor. I'm not the one robbing people with impunity. Trust me, you don't want to piss me off and take it to the next level. Just stop it. Go back to drawing homages and inspired Basquiat drawings that rarely sell please.

Thank you.

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REPORTER UNIDENTIFIED

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

Hate-driven, but sometimes amusing, comments of the anonymous person who started this kind of make me wonder whether anyone know his/her identity. A disgruntled former girlfriend or employee, perhaps...

It certainly isn't anyone with whom I have done business, which I understand is a criteria for use of this venue. In the event that anyone with information reads this thing, and would care to edify me, kindly call 508/945-3785.

In the meantime, I guarantee all Basquiat drawings, since as the piece attached. are authentic and acquired directly by me from Jean-Michel. Thank you for your attention and I look forward to the possbility of solving Mystery of Secret Author.

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GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

All work show, including rooster drawing, is authentic. And all positive feedback and advise, resulting from unidentified reporter slander, is appreciated.

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Lol

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

That's actually funny Kevin because I was going to post those exact pictures to show everyone more of your dog s*** You actually forgot to post the rooster one which suspiciously looks a lot like all the other roosters that you've been painting and posting to your Facebook page. You're hilarious, seriously, thanks for the laughs.

Also if anyone is interested you should google "Kevin Doyle mentored Basquiat" and you'll see an ebay page and an askart page that claims that Kevin Doyle briefly mentored Jean-Michel. Of course Kevin wrote that himself to try and sell his own artwork, but yeah, EEEVVVEEERRRRYYONE KNOOOWS that Kevin mentored Basquiat. Lol. Seriously, I got a kick out of that one. I thought you were introduced to Basquiat's artwork through Andy Warhol's business manager? So Basquiat was basically well on his way with establishing his own style and you apparently "enjoyed the highly toned atmosphere that surrounded Basquiat",

yet you somehow found a way to mentor him in between you paying off drug dealers and meeting him on the street to buy his artwork? What did you teach him? What could you possibly have taught Basquiat and how come nobody else knows about you mentoring him but yourself? Lol. You're a batty frick'n fruitcake, let me tell you. It's a good way to trick people by associating yourself with Basquiat, but, you're a liar so all of this crap that you've already posted online starts to contradict all of the new things that you're saying. You can't mess with me Kevin. You're a little money grubbing liar and the chickens are coming home to roost. Get it? Roost, rooster? Oooohhh! Burn.

 

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AUTHENTIC BASQUIAT ARTWORK

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

Three pictures attached. Inquiry welcome.

 

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Issues

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Kevin, do you realize how much attention and money you would get if these drawings were actually authentic? You could publish a book of all these "long lost" Basquiat drawings. Jean-Michel is one of the most popular contemporary artists of all time and you supposedly own hundreds of drawings by him. You could be making millions and millions of dollars, but, apparently you'd rather just lay low and sell a drawing here and a drawing there on ebay to people that are unfamiliar with the process of authenticity. You'll never contact Sotheby's or Christie's or a museum because, again, the experts would never put their stamp on your dogs*** Basquiat drawings. I apologize for being so rude, but, dude, you're just so disingenuous it makes me sick. It's disturbing and I have no idea why you keep fanning this flame.

Why don't you prove to the world that these Basquiat drawings that you own are real by setting up a legitimate auction through Sotheby's or Christie's or contact an NYC museum to showcase these drawings? It's pretty much guaranteed that New York would celebrate a gallery opening of hundreds of unknown Basquiat drawings. It would be a giant event. It would make headlines in the New York Times and you'd be on the cover of dozens of art magazines worldwide. Why would you rather hide in the shadows and sell them one by one and watch them disappear on ebay?

Ugh. You have serious f****** issues.

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#83 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Kevin Doyle sells AUTHENTIC Basquiat artwork

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Contact anytime for purchase details;

508/945-3785

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MALICE FROM THE SHADOWS

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Internet is a source of anonymous slander.

All artwork at Doyle Studio is guaranteed authentic.

New figurative study attachec.

 

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ORIGINAL REPORT VULGAR & FALSE

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

Never before in our country's history has there been more opportunity for individual expression. Unfortunately, some take advantage of our Constitutional Right to free speech, hiding in the darkness of anonymity on the Internet, to broadcast insults and vulgarity.

Give original report the consideration you feel it deserves and kindly consider the artwork from my studio on Cape Cod. I've worked hard to build up the Doyle Art Studio and many say they consider it to be one of Chatham's best-kept secrets.

New Small Work pictuired.

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Debate

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

It's clear to me and to everyone who might see this that you refuse to answer the questions or debate me Kevin. That's all the proof that I need. All maliciousness aside, you don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to defending yourself from my accusations. Your only proof is your own eyewitness account that Basquiat sold his work to you and left you a suitcase full of hundreds of drawings on the subway. I'm sorry, but, it's difficult for me to take your word for it. What it boils down to is that you saw an easy way to make money, plain and simple.

Trust me, I will be the first one to change my tune and apologize if you could prove to me that the Basquiat drawings you sold to people are authentic. There are definitely some harsh things that I have said, but, you've yet to show a shred of evidence that contradicts my reporting. Am I wrong to want to delve deeper into your giant collection of "long lost" and unseen Basquiat drawings?

Myself and a couple of other people have tried confronting you on Facebook and we were all ignored and banned from messaging you and commenting on your Facebook page afterwards.

Did you honestly think that you could do this forever without anyone questioning you?

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DISREGARD MALICIOUS REPORT

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Anonymous author of original report not taken seriously. Marvelous venue, however, to showcase new studio art. Authencity of all artwork is guaranteed.

Photo of Small Work entitled "White Rooster" attached. Thank you for your attention and interest.

 

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Exactly

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

You have the effrontery to call this a false report when you can't even answer a couple of simple questions to defend yourself and clear the air? You're supposed to defend yourself. How can you possibly say that this is a false report if you don't even address the subject matter? Ugh. Just go away man. Nobody wants your ugly rooster painting. You just proved that my "reporting" was true by straying from the subject. Seriously, how dare you try and fill the shoes of someone a billion times the artist that you are. You're a thief and a liar and now everybody knows it. Just go back to your five other Facebook pages and peddle your weak art. Your work isn't wanted here. You're just here to saturate this report so the real issue of you selling fake Basquiat work get overshadowed. Ugh. You're seriously pathetic. Anyone that actually likes your Facebook pages or supports your art should be thrown over my lap and spanked.

This case is closed.

 

 

 

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#89 REBUTTAL Owner of company

FALSE REPORT

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Unqualified reporter spews anonymous negativity. Give it the consideration it deserves and then take note of new Small Work from the studio.


Rooster oil painting is 12in x 10in, and can be shipped immediately. Thank you for your attention.

 

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New Artwork?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Kevin, you are absolutely hilarious. You can't back up or defend yourself from any of my accusations so you use this report to peddle your crappy boring art. It just makes you look bad man. If someone were to accuse me of selling fake Basquiat drawings then I would make it a point to address every single point that my accuser mentioned, unless, of course, I was actually guilty of it. This is exactly what you are doing. You completely avoid my accusations and try and change the subject.

Confront me about this;

1. What's up with the cutting board piece that you obviously doctored up? You tried to sell and showcase that as an original Basquiat piece when there's photographic evidence that you doctored it.

2. Why did you decide to sell the "original" Basquiat work on ebay for pennies instead of actually contacting a real collector that would buy the work for top price?

3. Why haven't you contacted anyone to have a show in NYC with all the "long lost" Basquiat work that you own?

4. Why did you delete your original ebay account after someone accused you of selling a fake Basquiat after they brought the piece that you sold them to an expert in NYC?

I have more questions, but, we'll start there.

Now if you can't answer those questions and you just post a rebuttal off topic, we can assume that you're a fraud and that'll be that.

 

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#91 REBUTTAL Owner of company

NEW ARTWORK

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Small panel painting for auction at Provincetown Art Association & Museum (P.A.A.M.) Inquiry welcome. Inquiry welcome.

Anonymous Ripoff Report should be given the consideration it deserves. Author should never be engaged in argument or debate, as you could be dragged to a low level of pedantry and beaten with blogger's experience there.

Marbvelous theater for the small-minded. Wonderful venue to showcase new artwork.

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#92 Author of original report

Mark Twain?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

What are you talking about? I appreciate the photograph and advertisement of Kevin's other boring art and whatnot, but, unless you can stay on topic please don't post here and try and cause distractions. I'm not sure if that was Kevin who posted the MARK TWAIN rebuttal, but, yeah, I honestly have no idea what you're talking about. You should probably proofread your rebuttals and speak English because that rebuttal honestly makes no sense to me whatsoever.

This is about Kevin selling fake Basquiat drawings. It has nothing to do with his other artwork.

 

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#93 REBUTTAL Individual responds

MARK TWAIN

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

Mark Twain had a bit to say about situations like this Whistle Blower guy is a riot. He believes I'm talking to him. It seems clear to other this blog is being used positively as a marketing arm of the Doyle Art Studio in Chatham opn Cape Cod.

Painting shown is 12in x 16in, oil on canvas board. Title: "Nantucket Street".

Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to positive response.

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You Must Be Kidding Me

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

O.k., so your rebuttal is basically a made up story of how you socialized with Basquiat buying drawings to help him pay off drug debts and riding the subway with him which magically put a case of hundreds of drawings on your lap? Really? That's all you got? You obviously have no explanation for the pictures that prove that you doctored your so-called "original" Basquiat drawing on the cutting board. You have no explanation for when you deleted your original ebay page because someone accused you of selling a fake Basquiat. You have no explanation of why you would sell dozens and dozens of "original" Basquiat drawings on numerous ebay accounts for less than $100. You have no explanation for why your only source of authentication is a form that you signed yourself in which the notary that stamped it actually gets a percentage for what it sold for. You've never had any credible source to back up your claim. You've never displayed this work in any museum that could authenticate your claim. You've only displayed outside in the sun hanging on your own stupid garage or in a cafe in Chatham.

Seriously Kevin, you're beat. You got nothing but stupid pretend stories that are so ridiculous that it's completely laughable. You're a victim of yourself and nobody else. You made these drawings and your little rebuttal does absolutely nothing at all to prove that I'm wrong. I'm not a competitor, I'm just a person that is disgusted with your persistence to try and pass off your stupid little drawings of tilted crowns and half-assed dog s**t as original Basquiat art. You irritate me and your disrespect for Basquiat is unfathomable. Come on Kevin, prove me wrong. Go to NYC and contact the news and tell everyone about your giant gallery opening of unseen Basquiat drawings. Make a killing while gathering all the top-notch collectors to witness this amazing collection that you have. The world would love to see it. That sounds like a better idea than selling them on ebay for pennies and babbling to people that stumble onto your property about your beautiful relationship with Basquiat, doesn't it?

Unfortunately this will never happen because you're petrified of the fact that art experts will laugh in your face and prosecute you for malicious forgeries.

Stop living the lie and repent.

 

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#95 REBUTTAL Individual responds

COURAGE & MANNERS

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

It's because of the First Amendment that we may so easily question the veracity of others and make any accusations we feel are just. Often disputes such as the one in question can be resolved through mature and well-informed discussion.

Of course, discourse often fails but courtesy can always prevail when both parties are willing to be courageous and polite.

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#96 REBUTTAL Individual responds

THANK YOU... WHOVEVER YOU ARE

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

Insult is a poor substitute for fact. Ironically, Ironically, this angry "reporting" has been helpful to me.

Anonymous Internet pamphlet creates exposure. All publicity is good publicity.

Thank you, Ripoff Report. And thank you, Mr. Reporter.

 

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#97 REBUTTAL Individual responds

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & KEVIN DOYLE

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

American author Kevin Doyle became friendly with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the early eighties when Doyle, then unpublished, sought attention from the New York literary world by sending Greenwich Village  "street art" to agents and editors.

Andy Warhol’s business manager and nightlife character Fred Hughes, who often socialized with  Doyle, suggested Basquiat's postcards as highly-noticeable intro mailers for sending queries to the Paul R. Reynolds Literary Agency and others. As a result, Doyle developed a relationship with Reynolds' agent Sabina Iardella.

Although the Agency never succeeded in placing Doyle's first manuscript, Ms. Iardella often traveled with Doyle to meet Basquiat in the Village.

Doyle enjoyed the highly toned atmosphere that seemed to surround Basquiat at the time.

Sometimes Doyle gave money to the artist to help him pay off drug debts and was remunerated with gifts of artwork.

On one occasion Basquiat and Doyle rode the subway together, and the artist departed the train first leaving behind a large art case full of drawings.

Doyle made several attempts to return this artwork, but never managed to bring the artist together with it again.

Basquiat seemed almost apathetic toward Doyle's efforts to return the lost drawings and simply shrugged when Doyle brought the subject up.

The portfolio was left in various houses owned by Doyle over the years and was long forgotten until recently re-discovered during house cleaning at Doyle's daughter's house in Vermont.

Kevin Doyle currently lives and works on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and he has been victimized by this false Ripoff Report.

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#98 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Anonymous Blogger

AUTHOR: kevin doyle - ()

 

 

Author of Ripoff Report may want to consider adding his name to anonymous blog

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#99 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Spurious Report

AUTHOR: kevin - ()

Malicious competitor writes hate-driven Ripoff Report blog

Kindly contact for further info:

Kevin Doyle Tel# 508/945-3785 - email: kevindoyle42@earthlink.net

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#100 Author of original report

This Is What Happens

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Kevin Doyle sold this poor idiot two pieces claiming that they were original Basquiat drawings. I don't know how much this guy bought these pieces for, but, he's now selling them for $4,500 each. Awesome. Way to go Kevin. This is what happens when you rip people off. Ugh. They look NOTHING like Basquiat's work.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291128953743?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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#101 Author of original report

Collage

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

For some reason the collage piece didn't post, so, I'm going to try it again.

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#102 Author of original report

So Obvious It Hurts

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Apparently Kevin Doyle doesn't know how to hang up a stolen crown. He recently posted a photograph of a giant collage of Basquiat drawings. To me, this is proof that Kevin Doyle is a fraud. All of the drawings in this collage are EXACTLY the type of "original" drawings that he sold on ebay. I'm not sure whether or not he's trying to make it appear like this is an original Basquiat collage or if he's just making a tribute, but, it's beyond annoying witnessing Kevin continue his make believe connection with Basquiat. I think that the collage is extremely cool, but, in all reality it's just more proof that he's a liar and a thief because nobody would take a bunch of original Basquiat drawings and make a collage with them and there is no way that Basquiat made this himself and found Kevin Doyle in the streets of Manhattan to give him this giant collage along with hundreds of other original drawings that Kevin claims to own.

All of these photographs speak for themselves and are just another piece of the puzzle. Kevin owes a lot people a lot of money for ripping them off and I hope that some of these people have contacted Kevin to get their money back.

I'm glad that he has stopped selling these abominations on ebay, but, he should just stop this whole Basquiat thing all together because it's rather pathetic.

 

 

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#103 Author of original report

The Old Man Fraud Is Back!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Just when you thought it was safe to buy an authentic Basquiat, Kevin Doyle goes and saturates the market with absolute crap once again. He has posted two Basquiat drawings on his facebook page and giving his number, 508-945-3785, for inquiries. He hasn't stated that they are originals probably because he's making sure to cover his a*s, but, it's implied. He's probably getting a little sad that he can't keep making the thousands of dollars that he grew accustomed to by selling his fake drawings that took him fifteen minutes to draw. The "pour" guy.

Jean-Michel's ex-girlfriend Alexis Adler is going to be selling a lot of the artwork that Basquiat gave to her through Christies this month and she's going to make a lot of money going through the proper channels. If you google Alexis Adler and Christies you'll find the link to download the catalog.

Now, Kevin Doyle will never be able to sell all of his "original" Basquiat drawings in a legit way because Christies or Sotheby's or whoever would take the work to task and research it and all of that and realize very quickly that it's bogus. Why do you think that Kevin sold the fraudulent work on ebay? He's even trying to sucker his followers on Facebook into calling him to buy his stupid Basquiat drawings. He's literally trying to rip off the people that respect him the most. Just think about that for a second.

There's someone trying to make $1500 on ebay recycling a drawing that he bought from Kevin earlier and people are bidding on it. www.ebay.com/itm/Jean-michel-basquiat-w-statement-of-provenance-/151236914992?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item23366c2f30

There you have it. I'm watching you Kevin. Stop being a scumbag. I know it's hard, but please, just stop. Burn your Basquiat drawings or sell them as reproductions. Thank you.

 

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#104 Author of original report

Obviously

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

I wasn't whining, I was shaming and documenting a fraud who continued to sell and post these Basquiat pieces on his Facebook page. He's been telling people for years about his relationship with Basquiat and selling pieces on different ebay pages like a chameleon, so, it seemed like one Ripoff Report about him wasn't enough. I never bought anything from him. I'm here for the people that did. What I'm doing is more of a ranting thing, not a whining thing. He's deleted all of his Basquiat pictures from his Facebook page, so, maybe he's learning, but, who knows?

Thanks though. I appreciate your comment.

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#105 General Comment

ANYONE WHO WOULD BE FOOLISH ENOUGH ...

AUTHOR: SO WHAT ? - ()

TO BUY ONE OF THE ONES POSTED ...HAS IT COMING .NONE OF THEWORKS LISTED COULD PASS FOR A JMB .SO IF YOU WERE PURCHASED ONE FROM THIS MAN ...YOU WANTED IT TO BE A JMB.NO MORON WOUJLD MAKE SUCH AN INVESTMENT WITH CONSULTING AN EXPERT AND YOU CANT SWING A DEAD CAT IN NYC WITHOUT HITTING AN ART EXPERT SO WQUIT WHINNNING FDOR F**** SAKE.

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#106 Author of original report

Once Again

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

This is the piece, again, that Kevin tried to sell. He ended up giving it to some restaurant to display. I contacted that restaurant twice about it, showing them the pictures, but, they ignored me. I'm not really sure if they gave the piece back to Kevin or not. I'm not really sure why someone would give a restaurant the right to display an "original" Basquiat because usually Basquiat's work is heavily guarded in a museum. I bet that the restaurant gave it back because Kevin deleted his post that notified people that the piece was going to be displayed.

What restaurant wants the responsibility to display an original Basquiat? It would need to be insured and whatnot, but, Kevin doesn't care because he can just make a new one.

Here are the pictures of the piece, again. Notice all of the spots on the wood of both pieces and it's completely obvious that it's the same exact cutting board. It seems that Kevin either has the power to resurrect the dead to complete unfinished works or, obviously, Kevin himself is the artist.

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#107 Author of original report

Kevin Doyle Chatham Forgery Artist Basquiat

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

O.k., so Kevin took a couple pictures of a giant mother load of drawings that Basquiat supposedly gave to Kevin. Kevin calls it "Basquiat's long lost portfolio". Lol. This guy is absolutely off of his rocker. He owns all these postcards and drawings and paintings from Basquiat and they're just there dumped on the floor like it's nothing. You know, one of the most important contemporary artists just happened to unload his portfolio on some guy that nobody who REALLY knew Basquiat knows. Just some guy that met Basquiat. Just some guy that, again, is never mentioned in any official documented account of Basquiat's life. All Kevin has is his stupid account of some make believe relationship that he shared with a kid about twenty years younger than himself. Do you really think Basquiat would hang out and just give away hundreds of drawings to some dude on the street? Kevin Doyle, the man with hundreds of Basquiat drawings. He wouldn't have the balls to take those to a real museum so he just has them lying around his studio on the floor to sell for whatever price, $50, $100, $250, whatever. This guy is so utterly disgusting and I'm going to take this to the next level and see what I can do outside of Ripoff Report to shut this old man down legally because he is a dirty scoundrel. Ugh. You disgust me Kevin and your day is coming soon. Anyone that is stupid enough to believe his accounts of Basquiat and to like his ridiculously hideous renditions haven't studied Basquiat's work. Basquiat didn't have to make a pile of the same crown on a postcard over and over and over and over. He was better than that. Kevin isn't Basquiat so he can't get too creative or he'll end up with those hideous "pour doyle" drawings. Ugh. He has to draw a crown over and over again and a baseball and a boxing glove over and over and over and over again because he couldn't possibly channel Basquiat's raw output.

Hey Kevin, instead of posting some puke pictures of your drawings tossed on the floor in your Cape Cod residence, why don't you go to NYC and see if a real dealer wants to buy them. Sell them in bulk to a real dealer that would willingly buy this "long lost portfolio". If those drawings are real, that's about 30 million dollars you got just lying on your scummy floor you stupid moron. Are they in a bank vault? No. They're just laying around your house. Ugh. Scum of the earth. For a thief that continues to sell this crap, you're a complete idiot. You can't even cover your tracks correctly like with your cutting board forgery pictures. Just stick to shuffleboard or bocce ball or painting triangle sailboats or whatever. Just because your art never made an impact like Basquiat's did, it doesn't give you the right to pretend to be him. Ugh.

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#108 Author of original report

Kevin Doyle Chatham Art Fraud

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

So Kevin has returned to posting Basquiat pieces on his Facebook page, however, like I said before, these new pieces don't say anything about them being originals, but, it's implied because he's already robbed people of thousands by selling over 61 Basquiat "originals". A couple of these pieces look to be on canvas, so, apparently Kevin Doyle owns paintings by Basquiat along with a giant supply of postcards. I just hope that there isn't anyone gullible enough to pay good money for this if he tries to sell them as originals. It wouldn't be such a bad thing if Kevin just admitted that he is super inspired by Basquiat and creates his own pieces in Basquiat's likeness. He avoids saying that because it's too late and the robberies have already taken place and to admit that he's creating this new art would open the door so the people that were previously robbed could compare it to the art that he already sold them as "original Basquiat".

This guy makes me so frustrated. Seriously, why weren't all of these Basquiat pieces posted together at the same time way back when? I'll tell you why, because they were probably finished the same day that he took the picture. Just keep watching his Facebook page and you'll get to enjoy all of this new, undocumented, never before seen Basquiat artwork.

This guy is so deep into his lie that he has to keep beating the dead horse.

 

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#109 Author of original report

Chatham Artist Kevin Doyle

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

I was just looking on Kevin's Facebook page and under the "Reviews" I see that "Milton Avery Art" gave a lovely review for Kevin of five stars and added, "Marvelous taste, talent and balance". He also received the generous five star review from "Chatham Art" saying "A+".

That's well and good and everything, the only problem is is that "Milton Avery Art" and "Chatham Art" are both Kevin Doyle's other Facebook pages. Lol. Seriously, who the f**k rates themselves on Facebook? This guy is such a little trickster.

Newsflash; just because you give yourself the highest rating and say awesome things about yourself, doesn't necessarily make you awesome. The same exact thing applies to your provenance Kevin. Just because you said that Basquiat gave you a shitload of original artwork, doesn't necessarily make it true. In fact, I'd go with the complete opposite of that because anyone that rates themselves and says that they have "marvelous taste, talent and balance" is pretty much an a**hole in my book. I understand the simple gesture of giving yourself the five stars, that I could let slide, but, when you start talking about yourself like it's coming from another person that's just pathetic. "Marvelous taste, talent and balance". Who does that s***? Trickster. Tricks, tricks, tricks. That's just sad man. 

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#110 Author of original report

New work by Kevin Doyle posing as Basquiat

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Guess what everybody, Kevin Doyle managed to make another nine Basquiat drawings. He hasn't stated that they're originals on his Facebook page, but, it's implied considering 80% of all his puke drawings have been crowns and boxing gloves. Kevin Doyle's drawings don't show any of the creativity that made Basquiat famous because he's not Basquiat so he has to rely on repetitive images to have some sort of semblance of what he thinks people might recognize from Basquiat's work. This guy makes me absolutely sick to my stomach.

So just to be sure, Kevin Doyle sold 61 "original Basquiat" drawings. He showed a picture of nine Basquiat drawings a little while ago that he took off of his Facebook page and sold a couple of those on ebay. That's 70 "original" Basquiat's that he owns. All of a sudden there's another nine drawings that just magically appeared from his secret Basquiat cupboard that seems to spew out more and more and more and more and more and more and more "original" Basquiat material. Keep them coming Kevin, it just adds to your scumbaggery. I don't care how long I have to keep writing about this, but, sooner or later all of this is going to come back and smack you in your stupid face. You're an unoriginal coattail riding fraud of an artist. Puke. All of it. The sad thing is is that you think your garbage looks like Basquiat's work. I guess it's good enough to keep your heat running and whatever else you do with the money you rob from people, but, it's morally disgusting. You actually have the audacity to put all of these inspirational quotes on your Facebook page from Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King Jr., but, you're just a f**king scumbag and could only hold rank with a mosquito.

I honestly can't wait until I start seeing articles of you outside of Ripoff Report involving you and your Basquiat robberies.

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alterego360 rebuttal

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

I don't know how long you've known Kevin Doyle or how extensive you are in Basquiat's work, but, your "client" is a fraud. He's done work like this before in Basquiat's manner and couldn't give the pieces away on ebay without the provenance. You obviously haven't looked at the photographs on this Ripoff report that someone posted that PROVES that Kevin reworked one of the pieces which PROVES that it's fraudulent work. Who in their right mind would draw over an original Basquiat? Kevin's provenance is signed by himself and himself alone and not Sabina Iardella who he includes in the provenance.

If you knew anything about Basquiat and his postcards you would know that he used a lot of photographs and collage work on them. He certainly didn't draw a crown in every single postcard like Kevin usually sells. There's a reason why he's selling them on ebay and a reason why he hasn't reached out to the Annina Nosei gallery or Bruno Bischofberger gallery or the Gagosian gallery or any other credible source to go along with the provenance that Kevin Doyle signed himself. He is purposely trying to fool people in buying this work by adding an uncredible provenance to make more money than he normally would without it. He said that he sold 61 original Basquiat pieces. SIXTY ONE! That's easily worth millions and Kevin will take any amount on ebay.

You actually just sold a piece for $89.88 that was supposedly an original Basquiat. NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would let a true Basquiat go for pennies. Are you kidding me? If he was your "client" than you're a shmuck for letting him sell it for that much when you could wait a little while and contact credible Basquiat dealers and get a couple hundred thousand for the three pieces that you just sold. Instead you thought it was a brilliant idea to sell them on ebay for $89.88, $213.50 and $214.38. Kevin doesn't care how much he makes obviously and the only reason why is because Kevin drew them himself and would definitely never be able to receive the authentication of a credible source. Kevin Doyle is an artist himself so I'm sure he doesn't have that difficult of a time drawing ladders and crowns and a boxing glove and a couple of capital letters or whatever filler he thinks that Basquiat would draw over and over and over again.

I know more about Basquiat's work than you or Kevin and I've studied his life and work and Kevin Doyle is never mentioned in any book or any film and surely anyone that has that much original work from Basquiat would be known for it outside of Chatham Massachusetts. This work doesn't even look like Basquiat's. There's a big difference between a young genius artist and a 70 year old that copies s**t from a book. So take your "client" and your bullshit and go get some credible authentication which you'll never receive or go play in traffic.

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#112 REBUTTAL Individual responds

alterego360 - eBay ID

AUTHOR: J. - ()

Hi,

I am the owner of eBay ID - alterego360 and recently started assisting my client in selling his Basquiat collection on eBay. He has included signed, notarized affidavits for each item within his collection.

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#113 Author of original report

Kevin Doyle Artist in Chatham Massachusetts Basquiat Fraud

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

So it appears that Kevin has cleaned up his main facebook page and deleted all Basquiat posts. He had a post that said he had sold 61 Basquiat works, up from 41 from a month before and both of those posts are gone. He had a bunch of links to his ebay pages when he was selling his forgeries and all of those are gone. Basically, all traces of Kevin Doyle and Basquiat have been deleted like nothing ever happened. Does that seem like something that an honest person would do? Does that seem like something that someone who was selling REAL Basquiat pieces would do? I thought that Kevin Doyle and Basquiat were "close friends". Why would he erase all the posts of all the wonderful work that Basquiat gave to him? Isn't all of that "authentic" work something that he should be proud of? Lol. I mean, he hung out with Basquiat and has so many stories to tell about his wonderful relationship with him. How could he erase all traces of that from his Facebook page? That relationship was his bread and butter and what made him so "hip" with the younger crowd. Yeah. Stick to painting your boring a*s flowers Kevin and leave Basquiat's crown where it belongs, on BASQUIAT'S head.

 

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Kevin Doyle Artist in Chatham Massachusetts Basquiat Fraud

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

I've been looking at his provenance letter and have researched Sabina Iardella who is the person that supposedly witnessed him receiving the pieces directly from Basquiat. Sabina Iardella is dead, so basically Kevin is speaking for a dead person. The person that witnessed him receiving the artwork wasn't even there to sign her name on the provenance document because she's dead. Think about that. You can't just say that so and so saw something and speak for that person when they're not even alive to give provenance to that statement. It's so sketchy.

Kevin is back on ebay under yet another screenname "alterego360" and he's got three new pieces up that people are bidding on. So, if you bought one of these Basquiat pieces from Kevin, oh well, you're unfortunately now the proud owner of a forgery. Ask anyone educated in Basquiat's work and they'll tell you that it's a fake.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK PEOPLE!!! And press charges against this guy if you bought something from him. Try to get it authenticated by someone other than the person that's selling it to you.

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#115 Author of original report

Kevin Doyle Artist in Chatham Massachusetts Fraud

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Another little revealing fact is that Kevin Doyle doesn't have any pieces on artnet.com where galleries can sell authentic pieces of artwork including Basquiat pieces. The reason he doesn't have any of these pieces on that website is because if he tried he would be rejected. Anyone with a reputation for selling authentic art would laugh in his face for even trying to pass off his generic puke as an original. He just recently sold a piece for $2600 that he said was original.

For some reason there seems to be a problem with the links I provided before, so let's try again.

His websites on Facebook are,

acebook.com/doyleartworks

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facebook.com/pages/Jean-Michel-Basquiat-Art-Exhibit/435271439888056

It's interesting that the "Jean-Michel Basquiat Art Exhibit" takes place in his own studio. Yeah, the exhibit is at his studio because the thieving dirtbag wouldn't even attempt to try and put his "exhibit" in a legitimate gallery or museum because he knows they're forgeries. Ugh. He's such a scumbag.

His address is 78 Moonpenny Lane, Chatham Massachusetts 02633

His phone number is 508-945-3785

 

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#116 Consumer Comment

Here is some further evidence...

AUTHOR: Expose the fraud - ()

Here are 2 photos taken by Kevin Doyle and posted to his various facebook pages. They are of the same cutting board in which he claims was made by Jean-Michel Basquiat. On the phone he went to great lengths to describe the story of when Jean-Michel personally made this for him. It is clear to see the truth is this, like the rest, was made by Kevin Doyle himself. One photo is his first attempt to sell this as authentic, the second clearly shows he since worked on it more. He has made thousands forging originals by Basquiat and Milton Avery and others. After questioning him on the phone about the authenticity of his paintings, an hour later he was struck by a motorist. Making me question if he is onvolved in yet a further insurance scam now. I hope he is brought to justice.

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Kevin Doyle on Chatham Massachusetts Sells FAKE Basquiat artwork

AUTHOR: Anonymous - ()

Here's a little proof. worthpoint.com/worthopedia/street-art-response-jean-michel-160920410. I found a piece of artwork that Kevin Doyle painted himself as a homage to Basquiat in 2011, so, again, he's had practice with making this type of artwork, he obviously started slapping provenance on a bunch of pieces now which say that Basquiat gave it to him so he can make more money robbing people.

 

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