Volume 10, No. 9

September 1989

Bogus Bierstadts: Landscapes, Intimate and Grand, are Often Misattributed
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
Of four “Bierstadts” examined in recent years by IFAR, none proved authentic

Important Indian Sculpture Altered
— Martin Lerner
Katarmal “Paun Raja” reworked, resurfaces.

Restorer's Collection Taken in Armed Robbery: Jackson Heights, NY
— Margaret I. O'Brien
40 paintings, 12 icons, and eight artifacts stolen from Vlaicu Ionescu, including del Sarto, Murillo, and Dolci works.

Wanted by the Los Angeles Police Department
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Suspect Richard Sebastian Esterhazy, alias Richard Ame Detunisie, took works on consignment and then disappeared.

Arrests in NY and CA
— Michael VolkoVitsch
New York, NY: Joseph Cinque held and 43 works of art, including Miró, Chagall, Warhol, and Remington, seized. Los Angeles, CA: Artist Anthony Tetro and art dealer Mark Henry Sawicki accused in forgeries.

Sculpture: Erte, Trockle. Decorative Arts: 12th-century manuscript.