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Issue #242
Winter 2012


Cover Story

Eli Broad

By Menachem Kaiser

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


Hilary Weston: The Honorable Mrs. 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: Standing Reservation

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: Ella Enchanted

By Nancy A. Ruhling

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

William Etundi, Jr: Breaking Good

By Julie Jacobs

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

Matthew Teitelbaum: Director's Chair

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: Nesting Instinct

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: Lord Have Mercy

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: Pop Goes the World

By Darren Gluckman

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

Alex Kalman, Josh and Ben Safdie: The Little Things

By Romy Otulski

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


  • Clooney sells his car for Africa
  • Yao helps at home
  • $7.5 million donation for NYC aquarium
  • New Apple CEO commits $100 million to health
  • Parker and friends ball in France for charity
  • Marathon runners raise funds for over 100 organizations
  • Girl swims Great Lake for kids
  • (Funny) Charity single helps medical research
  • British man runs with appliance
  • Columbia receives $25 million for B-school
  • Billion dollar donation binge for birthday boy Buffett
  • $31 million to boost immunity
  • Bar offers way to give back
  • Charity best served with Merlot
  • Gone With the Wind heir donates half his estate


  • 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

The Index

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.