We finished our Dallas art extravaganza with two more private collections in contemporary homes, both of which confirmed for me that I want to build a fantastic contemporary house of my own. The first house we saw belongs to Deedie and Rusty Rose and was designed by Antoine Predock. I had been fortunate enough to see the house once before when Deedie Rose was kind enough to guide me through the process of choosing an architect. The current art in the house is primarily by emerging artists, particularly from South America, although the Sol LeWitt in the entry is pretty recognizable.
The second house and collection we saw was designed by Bill Booziotis as guest house and gallery for Marguerite Hoffman and her late husband, Robert. They have what I would call a seriously important collection, including multiple works by Cy Twombly, Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Ellsworth Kelly, Philip Guston, Joseph Cornell, Agnes Martin, Vija Celmins and other major post-World War II artists. I think the only thing I would want to add is a Rothko. Since we only saw the guest house, perhaps they have one or two in their living room.
After being completely satiated with art and architecture, we headed to New York for more.