Moormann's Galleries

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by showmelocal on April 23, 2017 from showmelocal

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Moormann's Galleries are crooks - Police investigated:
Warning Moormann's Galleries are crooks!

Mr Brian Moormann and his employee Anna Orlova were just investigated and caught stealing art by the Mendham NJ Police Dept.

My name is Peter G. Balazsy and I am a NJ Photo-Artist working in Polaroid image transfer works. (

Earlier this year I suddenly discovered many of my artworks being sold, without my knowledge, on Ebay
by an Ebay seller, with an Ebay-store name of "foretimethings1812".
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I immediately contacted that seller via Ebay message, and asked where she got my art from and if she was affiliated
with any of the local galleries where I have my work on consignment. She said she was NOT affiliated with any gallery
and she claimed she bought my works from Bodner's Auction house five years ago but has since lost the paperwork.
I asked her to call me and I gave her my web address info. However she never called.

Then I contacted Bodners Auction House and found the EBAY seller lied about buying from Bodner's as they had no such record.

I then checked all my local art gallery consignment contracts and determined that ALL the pieces she was selling on Ebay were the EXACT ones which I had placed with Moormann's Galleries some years ago.
My consignment contract from Moormann's Galleries matched exactly with the works of mine that she had covertly obtained and was now illegally selling them on Ebay.

The next day I contacted Brian Moormann at his gallery and he denied any knowledge of the Ebay sales stating that he "never would sell anyone's art on Ebay", and so he asked me to forward my consignment contract to show him which pieces I was in reference to.

Accordingly I sent him, via Email, my Moormann's Galleries consignment contract copy for my 31 artworks and a link to the Ebay site.

A few days later I called Brian Moormann to follow-up but then, suddenly, he acted hostile towards me and hung up on me many times!

So I immediately called the Mendham NJ Police Dept and reported the case.
The detective dept started an investigation and contacted both Moormann's Galleries and the Ebay seller.
They investigated the Ebay seller "foretimethings1812" aka (Anna Orlova) and found out she was actually
currently working as an employee at Moormann's Galleries.
The Police realized she must have been lying about how she obtained the art, and they ordered her to bring all my art into the police dept and they made her take a polygraph (lie detector) test, which she FAILED.

After failing the lie detector test it was determined that she had conspired with Brian Moormann to steal and sell my artworks covertly for personal profit on Ebay.

The Police were prepared to charge and prosecute Brian Moormann and Anna Orlova for conspiring in the theft of art as well as a possible charge of violating fiduciary responsibility for artist's consignment contracts.

So to avoid possible pending charges and prosecution, Brian Moormann and Anna Orlova agreed to return all remaining 23 pieces of my 31 artworks and they were told by the Police to pay me all $800 for the eight remaining pieces they had already stolen and sold.

This week, I finally received my 23 recovered art works and Moormann's Galleries $800 check via the Mendham Police Detective dept.

Brian Moormann and Anna Orlova also agreed to return another ten watercolor paintings which they had also stolen (and were selling on Ebay) from another, (now retired) artist, whom I was able to put in contact with the Police as well.

Let this be a heads-up and a WARNING for all innocent artists who may now have their artwork on consignment at Moormann's Gallery.
Brian Moormann and his employee Anna Orlova are thieves who were caught by investigation from the Mendham police detective department who did a great job recovering my art.

All of the above information can be corroborated by contacting the Mendham NJ Police Dept.
by Peter Balazsy on September 04, 2021

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