Art: The Successful Brother

José Lazaro Galdiano was a 13-year-old in his native village of Beiré, Spain, when he bought his first work of art—a terra cotta angel's head that cost less than a dime. Within a few hours, his rambunctious kid brother had smashed the piece for a joke. Jose, the son of a broke nobleman, found money hard to come by, but when he got his hands on cash he spent it on art. Through the years he became a professional art dealer and a multimillionaire, filled a palatial, 34-room house in Madrid with treasures. Last week the house was opened to the...

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