Fabulous Finds: How Expert Appraiser Lee Drexler Sold Wall Street's Charging Bull, Found Hidden Treasures and Mingled with the Rich & Famous

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Offering an insider's look at the exciting modern art scene, this guide dishes out revealing stories and memorable encounters with the rich and famous—including Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Oprah Winfrey, and Luciano Pavarotti—as well as situations the author would rather forget, such as when a famous rock star tried to seduce her. Rich with personal insights and recollections, this entertaining account also offers a wealth of practical advice on how to successfully appraise and purchase fine art, furniture, antiques, ...

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Overview

Offering an insider's look at the exciting modern art scene, this guide dishes out revealing stories and memorable encounters with the rich and famous—including Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Oprah Winfrey, and Luciano Pavarotti—as well as situations the author would rather forget, such as when a famous rock star tried to seduce her. Rich with personal insights and recollections, this entertaining account also offers a wealth of practical advice on how to successfully appraise and purchase fine art, furniture, antiques, and jewelry without getting cheated, whether in the United States or abroad. Tips on how to successfully sell acquisitions are also featured.

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"[This book] should be required reading for people buying, or simply holding onto, art or jewelry, as it includes a catalog of the number of things that can go wrong. . . . This interesting and entertaining book . . . raises important questions and cautionary flags." —"Journal of Wealth Management" (February 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610350136
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Lee Drexleris president of Esquire Appraisals, Inc. She is accredited by the American Society of Appraisers at the senior level and has twice served as president of their Hudson Valley-New York chapter. A certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, she has studied independently at fine art museums and archaeological museums in 80 countries across the world. She has contributed to the "New York Law Journal," is a former associate professor of appraisal at Hofstra University, and has appeared on the shows "Conversations" and "High Net Worth." James R. Cohen is a founding member of the law firm Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff, & Cohen, P. C. whose clients include the Estate of Jim Henson. He is an expert in appraisal legal requirements and income tax law applicable to charitable donations of art. They both live in New York City.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Entertaining and Helpful.

    This book was both entertaining, and gives a very excellent high level overview for people new to the antiquing scene.

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