Author Archives: Milton Esterow


Fakers, Fakes, & Fake Fakers

Well-known forgers reveal the creative methods they use to copy the masters
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Who Will Bid $50 Million?

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Botero: ‘You Can’t Be Liked By Everybody’

Fernando Botero sold one of his watercolors at the age of 14 for two dollars and despite some ‘opposition’ has since become one of the world’s wealthiest artists Read More


Uncovering Picasso’s Secrets

As he prepares his fourth and final volume of his Picasso biography, John Richardson is still making discoveries
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For more information on these collectors, listed here in alphabetical order, plus the rest of the ARTnews 200, please click here.

How to Make a $119.9 Million Bid

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Books Reviews
Priced at $1,200,  John Baldessari’s Quality Material  attracted no buyers in 1968. In 2007 it fetched $4.4 million at Christie’s.

How to Buy, Sell, & Have an ‘Aha’ Moment

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Also recovered, Turner’s Light and Color. Both works were on loan to the Schirn Kunsthalle.

When Is a Reward Not a Reward?

Experts disagree over whether paying for information leading to the recovery of stolen art might actually encourage more thefts Read More


A Gambler with Guts

A new book recounts how Ernst Beyeler became one of the world’s most powerful modern-art dealers Read More

Books Reviews
Rembrandt's 1630 self-portrait, stolen from the National Museum of Stockholm in 2000 and recovered five years later.  ©NATIONALMUSEUM, STOCKHOLM/BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY

How Rembrandts Were Stolen 81 Times

Art meets crime in a new book on Rembrandt heists. Read More

For more information on these collectors, listed here in alphabetical order, plus the rest of the ARTnews 200, please click here.

‘The Global Appetite Is Increasing’

The top ten collectors on our list. Read More

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, c. 1500 Oil on walnut panel, 25 13/16 X 17 7/8 inches (65.6 X 45.4 cm)  ⓒ 2011 Salvator Mundi LLC

UPDATED: A Long Lost Leonardo

One of the owners of a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has confirmed its discovery and authentication Read More

Award winner William D. Cohan with Deadline Club President Rebecca Baker (center) and Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast.  RICK MAIMAN/COURTESY THE DEADLINE CLUB

ARTnews Wins 2011 Deadline Club Award for Journalism

ARTnews has won the 2011 Deadline Club Award for excellence in journalism for a series of articles on the controversy surrounding 74 “recently discovered” plaster sculpture casts said to have been made by Edgar Degas.The series also earned ARTnews the … Read More


The Top 10 Photo Collectors

David Dechman New York WEALTH MANAGEMENT 20th centuryRandi and Bob Fisher San Francisco APPAREL (GAP, INC.) 20th century; contemporarySondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla New York INHERITANCE; REAL-ESTATE DEVELOPMENT 20th century; contemporaryDaniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser Los Angeles ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 20th … Read More

The Finding of Moses, 1904, was sold last November for $35.9 million. At one time the painting was considered less valuable than its frame.

From ‘Riches to Rags to Riches’

Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema is back in style. Read More