Author Archives: Milton Esterow


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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


Archived Reviews Books
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How to Catch an Art Thief

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


Features
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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


Archived Reviews Books
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What Made Castelli Run

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


Investigations
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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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Canary Sings about Caravaggio

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


Investigations
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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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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


Features
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‘A Different Ball Game’

The top ten collectors on our list. Read More


Investigations
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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


Market
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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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The Top Ten

'The Ship Sails On'. Read More