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September 2019- Houston

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86 In Luis de las Cuevas' studio, floor-to-ceiling windows face one of the home's two interior courtyards. The windows are set north to receive indirect light. Works in progress by Havana-born de las Cuevas lean against the rear wall of the studio/sitting room. The brocade-covered camelback sofa belonged to Koush's maternal grandmother. Taxidermy squirrel sporting a crochet bodysuit is by Houston artist Elaine Bradford. "MANY TIMES, PEOPLE THINK OF HOUSTON AS BEING GENERIC, BUT IT'S GOT A LOT OF INTERESTING UNDERCURRENTS. AND IF YOU PAY ATTENTION TO THEM, IT CAN MAKE IT SEEM A MORE APPEALING PLACE. YOU REALIZE HOW FASCINATING IT IS BY ACTUALLY ENGAGING WITH IT." — Ben Koush 108

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