The greatest pleasure I have as the President of CINOA is in this introduction
I get to write on the publication of each and every CINOA Newsletter.
I can editorialize about just about anything and some of you will read it
and most of you will likely ignore it.
Whichever you do, I have a sincere request for all of you that are in the
art and antiques market.
The request has to do with rumor and scandal.
Our business is not monolithic,
we are made of thousands of businesses and each of us in our own way
is a PR agent for the field.
Scandal and rumor are exciting.
It is great to see the mighty being humbled,
but it is also the very worst thing that can happen to all of us.
Yes, as anyone will tell you,
shit happens, but the story is never complete and as well as you may know
you cannot know the whole story.
I certainly don't condone wrong doing and anyone who practices fraud
should pay a price,
but trial by newspaper article is not appropriate.
President of CINOA