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Compare & Save, fairysomnia

25 Feb

In the spirit of Regretsy’s Compare and Save!
GwenDelicious http://www.etsy.com/listing/58558682/pocket-watch-pendant-skeleton-round $47
http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Bronze-Ball-Design-Quartz-necklace-pocket-watch-/170607726630?pt=Pocket_Watches&hash=item27b9035026#ht_2502wt_1139 $3
YOU SAVE $44  Go Hand Assembled!
Fairysomnia “Elena Romanova”

has the same (almost) bio as this seller: GreenOptimist http://www.etsy.com/people/GreenOptimist?ref=pr_profile# Except that seller is listed as a “Juri Romanov” so it could be her husband, right? Except… why the strange spelling of the last name and why are there purchases from the second account to the first? Also most of the purchases from both accounts (GO and Fairysomnia) are from the same buyer…check feedback…literally almost all are from a “chechi72”

The fairysomnia has a blog listed on her profile which lists shows she has been in:


2009 “Contemporary Watercolors,” The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
2007 “Solstice,” David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
2006 “Sliding Scales,” Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY
“Black + White,” Nathan A. Bernstein & Co., Ltd., New York, NY

The problems are: the 2009 show http://www.floriagallery.com/ does not include her, and neither do any of the any other galleries she claims.
http://www.artnet.com/artists/caio-fonseca/biography-links (as you can see the last two were private shows and not even group exhibitions as she listed)

I was seconds away from buying something from this person before I checked the feedback, and am glad I did! I don’t know what is going on…but something definitely is. I certainly thought it was odd to see “full-time professional artist living in Europe,between – Russia,United Kingdom and Bulgaria.” and now the Juri version is adding in NY and Montreal. Lucky lucky them…right? Shady shady them is more like it.