Issue 242: Winter 2012

In This Issue



Top 100 Art Collectors

With collectors buying, selling and showing, the thirst for great art is just as strong as the market that sells it.

Art and About

The Public Art Fund pushes the boundaries of public art—one plaza at a time.

Dressing Up

Dress for Success San Antonio, led by local affiliate co-founder and executive director Pamela Taylor, recently received a transformational $1 million gift from Valero Energy Foundation.


Cover Profile

Eli Broad

By Menachem Kaiser

How Eli Broad bought, bid, and bullied his way to the top of the art world.

Hilary Weston

By Steven Woodhead

Appointing someone to government?
About to embark on a multi-million dollar museum renovation?
Want to build a breathtaking community in Florida, maybe with a world class gallery to go along with it? Then the first person on your Rolodex better be Hilary Weston.

Anthony Bourdain

By Alanna Mager

He’s gone everywhere and tasted everything. Now chef Anthony Bourdain’s bringing his hard-charging act to CNN.

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros is in Miami, and in love with art. So why aren’t you?

William Etundi, Jr

By Julie Jacobs

William Etundi, Jr. tries to tear down the art world’s guilded curtain.

Matthew Teitelbaum

By Rena Godfrey

The late billionaire Ken Thomson gave it funding.Starchitect Frank Gehry gave it a new face. But the AGO’s director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum gave it heart.

Alexander Ivanov

By Liliane-Carol Benoit

Can an egg collection be worth $2 billion? It can when it belongs to Alexander Ivanov—and the eggs are Fabergé.

Barry Lord & Gail Dexter Lord

By Marc Weisblott

Building a shrine to human rights or revitalizing a city’s cultural footprint? Better call Barry Lord & Gail Dexter Lord.

Eric Shiner

By Darren Gluckman

From his perch in Pittsburgh, Eric Shiner is presiding over Andy Warhol’s legacy.

Alex Kalman, Josh and Ben Safdie

By Romy Otulski

For a pair of brothers and their buddy, making sense of the world begins in a freight elevator somewhere in Manhattan.


  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • Artists for Peace and Justice at TIFF
  • Art For Life
  • Do Something Awards
  • Super Saturday
  • Aspen ArtCrush
  • Louis Vuitton Maison Opening

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