- PALPABLE HOAX
- "Dom Martin is a young and unknown painter from
Goa who claims not only to be listed in several international
directories but also to be a doctor of philosophy, of letters
and of science, as also knight of the royal order of Piast!
Cymroza art gallery on Bhulabhai Desai Road, which shows his
work devoted to the subject of "Humanity -1 (Biography)"
till Monday, thus shares the responsibility of promoting a palpable
hoax and this is most surprising.
In retrospect, it is even more surprising that Mr. K.H. Ara of
the Artists' Centre, who once took the lead in unmasking a similar
fraud in the city's art world, was the first to promote Martin
first at a show in his Centre.
Art galleries owe a duty to the public. While they have all the
freedom to house bad art - as in the current case - they should
not become a party to purveying fraudulent information about
the artists they shelter."
- Times of India, March 26, 1978