Detroit Art: A Tangled Web of Illicit Dealings

How did the tangled weavings really begin? Can we ever really know? We can choose a thread and begin to unravel it.
Perhaps it started with Ian Hornak, the beautiful gay artist with luscious blond hair and equally florid paintings; who is credited with being one of the founders of the Hyperrealist and Photorealist fine art movements.

Artist Ian Hornak at Work

During a visit to his house for an interview, the writer thus described the interior: “Formidably flamboyant paintings blazed from the dark walls: a vase of riotously unsettling flowers, a portrait of a preening macaw, a bowl of demented-looking tulips. Combined with some chaotically gesturing potted plants and his two pet parrots, they deepened the exotic spell, evoking a kind of wild kingdom.”¹

Hornak’s partner was Julius Rosenthal Wolf, the vice president of General Amusement Corporation, which was at one time the second largest talent management agency in the world. When Wolf died on June 11, 1976, John G. Heimann, who was Comptroller of the Currency under President Jimmy Carter, served as executor of Wolf’s estate.²

Hornak palled around with many of the famous avant-garde art crowd.  He was friends with Andy Warhol.

 

Ian Hornak foreground, Andy Warhol background

 

Robert Mapplethorpe was also part of this crowd. Mapplethorpe has been tied by multiple sources to the “Son of Sam” serial killer David Berkowitz, The Process Church, and the unsolved murder of photographer Ronald Sisman. A convicted banker robber, Jesse Turner, who had once lived with Mapplethorpe, told author Maury Terry that Mapplethorpe had asked him to arrange the killing of Ronald Sisman, who had a snuff film of one of the Son of Sam murders.³ Mapplethorpe’s lovers included Jack Fritscher, ex-priest and exorcist, who served on the board of directors of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA)4 and Sam Wagstaff, curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).5

In 1974 DIA Director Fred Cummings, said of Hornak’s art: “The exotic landscapes he began to paint were evocations of a world partly inside the mind but also with a very real existence outside…I was deeply interested in the implications of these paintings.”6

 

Ian Hornak. Sorcerer Series: Beast Head, Spider Web, Photorealism, circle of Chuck Close 1969

 

 

Photorealist painter Ian Hornak photographed in his studio on March 11, 1971. (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

 

 

Ian Hornak. Sorcerer Series: Floating Women and children, 1969.

 

Indeed.

DIA Director Fred Cummings came to the institute in 1964, receiving recommendations from Ellis Waterhouse, an English art historian and lifelong friend of Anthony Blunt, who was Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, a specialist in Poussin, buggerer of boys and an accused murderer.7,8

Anthony Blunt. “Poussin has always remained my first love.”

 

Cummings appreciated the talent that Larry Fleischman, president of the Arts Commission, had in procuring paintings. It was Fleischman who acquired the painting “The Nightmare,” by Henry Fuseli. He managed to acquire it with local businessman Bert Smokler for very little.9   Sigmund Freud had a copy in his apartment in Vienna in the 1920s.10

 

The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli

 

DIA Director Fred Cummings was described as a man who enjoyed chatting up Fortune 500 moguls and dining with European royalty, and he become increasingly resented by DIA employees for his “Hollywood Connection.” He was accused of running an imperial directorship based on a palace guard of pals in California, dubbed “The Valley Boys.”11

These two “Valley Boy” friends Ron Winokur, an art dealer and former museum employee, and filmmaker Dennis Bogorad, moved to Los Angeles, California in 1978. Winokur, described as brilliant with a wicked sense of humor, could well work the wheels of the art world. When offered a collection of nineteenth century French paintings he sent a client to Christie’s Auction House, where he received twenty times what he was originally asking.12At the DIA he was under scrutiny for his purchase of a sculpture by Paul Manship, “The Moods of Time: Evening” for Mrs Allen Shelden 3rd, effectively undercutting the then museum’s curator of modern art, Jay Bellioli, because he was replaced with Winokur by Cummings. Winokur would not disclose how much he received as a finder’s fee for the piece. Bogorad also undercut another employee under DIA contract, Hermann Tauchert, to do an educational film that was to accompany a museum exhibition called “From a Mighty Fortress: Prints and Drawings from the Veste Coburg Collection.” Tauchert’s budget called for $60,000, while the ten minute film by Bogorad cost around $90,000.13

Eventually there was a state senate committee that looked into the way the museum and the city were handling public funds. The city held up funds going to the Founders Society (a group of wealthy DIA benefactors) waiting on conditions of a new contract stipulating exact administrative procedures the society was to follow. State Senator Jack Faxon, composer of the bill establishing the Michigan Council for the Arts and supporter of Fred Cummings chastised the city of Detroit stating that, “If the city is going to try to exact these kinds of conditions in order to gain a contractual relationship to their satisfaction they might expect the state to do the same to the city.”14

Senator Jack Faxon was an artist and avid art collector.  After he died his collection came up for auction at Du Mouchelles.15  Faxon was also under scrutiny during the Oakland County Child Killer (OCCK) investigation. He was friends with Kent Shultz, a man who wound up serving three 20-40 year sentences for multiple Child Sexual Conduct-1 (CSC-1, child rape). He was also friends with Frances Shelden, owner of North Fox Island, who was also wanted for questioning pertaining to the OCCK, and who escaped to the Netherlands. The North Fox Island client list was heavily redacted. Faxon may have been on it. Faxon was never questioned by the FBI.16,17

Sources Cited:

1) Patsy Southgate, Ian Hornak: Creating an Art Apart, The East Hampton Star, https://easthamptonstar.com/Archive/1/Ian-Hornak-Creating-Art-Apart.

2) Julius Rosenthal Wolf, Wikipedia/WordDisk, https://worddisk.com/wiki/Julius Rosenthal Wolf/.

3) Torchy Blane, Robert Mapplethorpe: Promoting Cultural Degeneracy, Weaponizing Modern Art, The Renegade Tribune, https://www.renegadetribune.com/robert-mapplethorpe-promoting-cultural-degeneracy-weaponizing-modern-art/.

4) Jack Fritscher, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Fritscher.

5) Deborah Solomon, ‘Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe,’ by Philip Gefter, The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/books/review/wagstaff-before-and-after-mapplethorpe-by-philip-gefter.html.

6) Ian Hornak: definition of Ian_Hornak and synonyms of Ian_Hornak (English), https://dictionary.sensagent.com/Ian_Hornak/en-en.

7) Ellis Waterhouse, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Waterhouse.

8) JIMMY SAVILE; ROTHSCHILD; ANTHONY BLUNT; MI5, Aangirfan, https://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2012/10/jimmy-savile-rothschild-anthony-blunt.html

9) Oral history interview with Frederick James Cummings, 1982 July 22, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-frederick-james-cummings-12572.

10) Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781, https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/nightmare-45573.

11) Michael Brenson, Troubles at the Detroit Museum Raise a Plethora of Issues, The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/1983/10/23/arts/troubles-at-the-detroit-museum-raise-a-plethora-of-issues.html.

12) Ron Winokur d.2/25/2006 in Los Angeles, Tribes of the Cass Corridor & Forum, http://corridortribe.com/obits/ron_winokur.htm.

13) Brenson, Troubles at the Detroit Museum.

14) Ibid.

15) DuMouchelles, Press Releases, https://www.dumoart.com/PressReleases.

16) Narrative Police Report, Detective Cory Williams. https://catherinebroad.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/ex-michigan-senator-jack-faxon.pdf.

17) Catherine Broad, Ex-Michigan Senator Jack Faxon, What the Hell is the Deal with the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation? https://catherinebroad.blog/2020/08/24/ex-michigan-senator-jack-faxon/.

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Vatican Modern Art: The Detroit Connection

When Pope Paul IV said that the “smoke of Satan had now entered the Church of God“¹ he decided to use Modern Art as a tool to reflect this unholy reverence.  The artwork especially made for this Satanic purpose would be called La Resurrezione (The Resurrection).

The Resurrection by Pericle Fazzini

The bronze sculpture had been commissioned by Pope Paul VI to Pericle Fazzini in 1965; this would be at the conclusion of the second Vatican Council. The work was inaugurated in the presence of Paul IV in September 1977.²

At the end of his life Fazzini wrote,“Death and life, one thing: they are part of the infinite mystery of men and invisible insects that are equal in this ever more mysterious universe that is never consumed.”³

Interesting thoughts by one who was commissioned to create The Resurrection sculpture that portrayed Jesus rising from a nuclear blast in the Garden of Gethsemane.

It appears that the time period of the commissioning the art and the inauguration of the diabolical statuary was part of a magickal working designed by those in the know who had ushered in the smoke of Satan. Those within the know may attend one of the four Scottish Rite lodges situated within eight city blocks that make up the Vatican State; many of the highest Vatican officials are Freemasons.4

Clearly the infiltration of the modern art crowd was just the provenance the Vatican needed in order to guide the faithful towards it’s modernist ideals.  The Vatican American art agent, Lawrence Fleishman, Detroit native and owner of the Kennedy Galleries in New York, was in charge of obtaining art for Pope Paul’s approval. The pontiff clearly had a preference for Jewish artists, almost 60 percent of his selections were by Jewish artists, perhaps reflecting the Church’s reorientation with other faiths through the proclamation Nostra Aetate.5 

Lawrence Fleischman worked with the homosexual Cardinal Terence Cooke to establish the Friends of the Vatican Museum.  Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza was on the museum’s committee. Interestingly, Barbara Fleischman described the baron as, “…a very, very patrician man, but very wicked—…and very much fun. She also said that, “…his friendship with Larry [her husband] was very, very special.6,7 The Thyssen family were wealthy patriotic German industrialists who supported Hitler during the war.8

The Fleischmans were also good friends with Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, who was accused by Anthony Raimondi of killing Pope John Paul I.9 Not only was the archbishop involved in Vatican art procurements, but he was basically the pope’s right hand man in financial affairs.

Marcinkus was president of the Vatican bank and after Pope Paul’s death in 1978 he was reconfirmed as president of the bank by Pope John Paul II, who ordained him as an archbishop in 1981. He was then indicted in the multibillion dollar financial collapse of the Banco Ambrosiana in 1982.10

He is quoted as saying, “You Can’t Run a Church on Hail Marys.”

Marcinkus is also accused of ordering the kidnapping of 15 year old Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared on June 22, 1983.11

 

Sources Cited

  1. Donald R. McClarey, Pope Paul VI and the Smoke of Satan, https://catholicstand.com/109/.
  2. le Mie Marche, The Marche extraordinary art of Pericle Fazzini, https://www.lemiemarche.net/en/larte-marchigiana-pericle-fazzini/.
  3. Valerio Rivosecchi, “FAZZINI, Pericle.” Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani – Volume 45,  (1995),  https://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/pericle-fazzini_(Dizionario-Biografico)/.
  4. Novus Ordo Watch, The Vatican’s Hell Hall: The Weird Mysteries of the Paul VI Audience Hall, https://novusordowatch.org/2020/07/vatican-hell-hall-weird-mysteries-paul6-auditorium/.
  5. “Vatican American Art Agent, Lawrence Fleischman, to Speak,” The Detroit Jewish News, October 19, 1973.
  6. Randy Engel, The “Uncle Teddy” McCarrick case, http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/engel/180629.
  7. Oral history interview with Barbara Fleischman, 2011 Dec. 27-2012 Jan. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview…
  8. John de Nugent, The Jewish lie that Big Business and Wall Street backed Hitler, https://www.johndenugent.com/the-jewish-lie-that-big-business-and-wall-street-backed-hitler/.
  9. Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi, When the Bullet Hits the Bone (New York: Page Publishing Inc.), 145-49.
  10. Adam Bernstein, “Paul Marcinkus, Indicted in Bank Scandal,” The Washington Post, February 22, 2006, https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2006/02/22/paul-marcinkus-indicted-in-bank-scandal/fea696ad-eab3-42a4-b494-dff14d837c7e/.
  11. John Hooper, “Rome prosecutors link Vatican cleric to 29-year mystery of missing girl,” The Guardian, April 12, 2012, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/12/prosecutors-link-vatican-missing-girl.

 

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Father Ernetti’s Time Machine

I recently watched with interest an interview of Father Francoise Brune by Alexandre Lebreton concerning his book, God and Satan, The Battle Continues.  At the beginning of the interview he discusses Father Ernetti and his invention of the chronovisor (time machine).  I don’t speak French, and the machine translation is atrocious, but I got the gist of the conversation and was immediately intrigued.

Many people tried to discredit Father Ernetti. They called him everything from a downright liar to possessed by evil spirits.

Father Brune and Father Ernetti were good friends.  Father Brune said that Father Ernetti would never lie. But the once engaging and loquacious priest became strangely silent and evasive towards the end of his life concerning the invention.

Well of course I had to investigate this matter. I could tell from the material online that there was a probable misinformation/disinformation campaign going on.  I would just have to get the book. So I began to look for said book and find:

Apparently not on Amazon in the US.

Maybe in Canada if I want to pay $152.89.

Not quite as bad as Abe Books, where they have it listed for $338.00.

 

I finally found it at thriftbooks for $32.79. See what they charge six months from now. This message was posted right after I bought my copy.

It appears that someone is trying to keep this information from us. This ‘keeping of information campaign’ even appears a bit organized.

Color me surprised. 

It was not my intention to give a review of the book, but give my impressions and ideas of the material. Peter Krassa writes an engaging account of Father Erletti and the story of the chronovisor in the first half of the book. Which is what I was looking for in lieu of the deceptive information online. But in the second half of the book he delves into occult thinking and theory trying to decipher what is going on with the chronovisor. He keeps tracking back to the ‘ether’ and the ‘akashic records.’ He also seems completely enamored with the luciferian Helena Blavatsky, who he mythologizes into some sort of avatar. Blavatsky teamed up with Colonel Henry Steele Olcott, the man who investigated President Lincoln’s assassination. These two teaming up and starting the Theosophy Society is intriguing in and of itself and opens up a whole new can of worms.

Colonel Henry Steele Olcott investigating Lincoln’s assassination seems to be on par with President Gerald Ford taking the lead in the investigation of  President Kennedy’s assassination with the Warren Commission.

33 degree Freemason Gerald Ford

This is what author Peter Krassa says about Blavatsky:

“Blavatsky wrote a great deal of Isis Unveiled with Henry S Olcott, who sat across from her correcting drafts. We are hard-put to doubt this former Army colonel and first-rate journalist, who was well-enough respected by his peers to be chosen one of a three-man committee investigating Abraham Lincoln’s assassination…”¹

Apparently Krassa missed out on a key bit of information concerning Blavatsky and Olcott:

“Colonel Olcott, a co-founder of the gnostic Theosophy movement with Russian intelligence operative Madame Blavatsky, was head of a commission that was founded to look into the Lincoln assassination, and which buried all the relevant truths about why Lincoln was assassinated.”²

Perhaps the ‘ether’ and ‘akashic records’ of which the occultists speak are nothing more than the space/time contiuum of which events are ‘recorded’ into the fabric of God’s created universe. This would explain reincarnation, where when a person who taps into this continuum believes he is accessing his/her past ‘lives,’ when in actuality he is just tuning in to a specific space/time event, much like with Father Erletti’s chronovisor.

R2-D2 Acts as a Chronovisor

All of this really shouldn’t come as a surprise. What do you think the government has been up to since astronauts have visited the moon? And this was in 1969. I remember it on the little black and white TV we had.

The government lies and keeps information from us. That is a fact. Nickola Tesla had advanced technology 100 years ago. Why are we walking around with ‘cell phones’ that track our every move and ‘entertain us’ with people dancing on TikTok and what not? Is it because they wanted us to be well fed animals entertained on the farm so they can use us as experiments like on The Island of Doctor Moreau? Apparently H.G. Wells knew what he was talking about, being an insider and all, like George Orwell of 1984 fame. Nice of them to give us advance notice in their ‘fiction.’

Apparently Enrico Fermi and Wernher Von Braun helped in the construction of the chronovisor. You can be sure these two men, along with the others who helped in the design of this instrument, knew very well about the experiment on the USS Eldridge. Unlocking the space/time continuum is the ultimate secret that various cliques and cabals want to have in order to have supreme control over the planet and over everyone.

Nec plus ultra.

Sounds kind of like a certain fallen angel, doesn’t it?

So much disinformation/misinformation surrounds advanced technology. And as an aside, I don’t think Nikola Tesla contacted ‘aliens.’ I think the powers-that-be try to promote this alien agenda for various reasons.

WORKS CITED:

¹Krassa, Peter. Father Ernetti’s Chronovisor (Boca Raton: New Paradigm Books, 2000), 110.

²Burdman, Mark. ‘The Gorbachev is Lincoln’ fraud,’ EIR 17, no. 16 (1990): 38.

 

Tombstone of NASA Rocket Scientist Wernher Von Braun

 

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