Author Archives: Milton Esterow

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News

New Orleans Holds Off on Degas Show

The New Orleans Museum of Art has decided to postpone an exhibition of 74 controversial bronze sculptures cast from “recently discovered” plasters said to have been made by Edgar Degas. The show was scheduled to open at the museum in … Read More

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Archived Reviews Books

How to Catch an Art Thief

A former FBI agent takes readers along on the hunt for stolen masterpieces. Read More

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Features

Rebounding

The top ten collectors on our list. Read More

Investigations

A Crime Waiting to Happen

Two of the world's top art-theft sleuths discuss the heist from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Read More

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Archived Reviews Books

What Made Castelli Run

A new biography paints a well-rounded portrait of legendary dealer Leo Castelli. Read More

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Investigations

Why It’s a Michelangelo

A painting in the Metropolitan long attributed to the circle of Francesco Granacci is really by Michelangelo— according to experts who cite underdrawings, imagery, and aspects of the artist's own biography as clues. Read More

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News

Canary Sings about Caravaggio

A Mafia informer says a stolen painting can never be recovered—but not everyone believes him. Read More

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Investigations

The Real Thing?

A fingerprint has intensified the debate about the origin of a mysterious drawing sold at auction for $21,850. Experts don't agree whether it's a 19th–century German work or a genuine Leonardo worth $150 million. Read More

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News

The Many Faces of George Washington

Chinese copies of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of America’s first president were denounced by the artist, desired by collectors—and ended up in some important museums. Read More

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Features

‘A Different Ball Game’

The top ten collectors on our list. Read More

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Investigations

Inside the Gardner Case

After two decades of tips, leads, hunches, forensic tests, psychic visions, and jailhouse confessions, the biggest art heist in history is still unsolved. Read More

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Market

How to Buy in 2009

Experts explain where the values are—and what to avoid—in the current market. Read More

Features

Are Museum Trustees Out of Step?

For all the talk about educating museum directors in the new challenges of the job, many say board members could use some training as well. Read More

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Features

The Top Ten

'The Ship Sails On'. Read More