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ART + DECORATION 90 POP + TRANSGENDERED PORTRAITS: SAN ANTONIO'S DOUBLEHEADER W hile traveling abroad on a post-MBA excursion in 2013, Sara Kelly fell in love with six plates in Italy. Those plates remained in her memory bank as she returned to Houston, working in corporate marketing as a single adult who hadn't received tableware via a wedding registry. In 2017, she made her decision. She left her job and returned to Europe, to visit factories ALL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE and potential partners to help her create an effortless, direct-to-consumer collection of tableware essentials to encourage unmarried young professionals to enjoy at-home entertaining. Kelly selected three partners in Portugal to launch her brand, Rigby, which offers aesthetically pleasing sets of modern dishware in mint, light gray, charcoal navy, and off-white. Dishware sets from $48, glassware sets from $56, flatware sets from $180, at rigbyhome. com. Anne Lee Phillips I nterior architect Lauren Rottet has a slew of award- winning hospitality and residential projects around the globe, including Hotel Alessandra and The River Oaks in Houston, The Surrey Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York City, and Four Seasons Hotel Bogota in Colombia. Now she's launched a lighting collection for Visual Comfort. Rottet's sleek Fascio collection has faceted crystal tubes and rods that are bound into sconces, pendant lights, and chandeliers. The lights are designed with advanced LED technology and complex engineering to reduce glare and emit a beautiful incandescent glow. Rottet takes a jeweler's meticulous approach to her creations, with handcrafted details in polished nickel, hand-rubbed antique brass, and bronze. She is Visual Comfort's newest design partner, joining Thomas O'Brien, Aerin Lauder, Kelly Wearstler, J. Randall Powers, and Alexa Hampton, to name a few. At Circa Lighting, 2427 Westheimer Road, Rebecca Sherman FASCIO FANTASTIC C elebrity portraiture and the banner of transgendered image-making commingle in San Antonio when the McNay Art Museum mounts a pair of ground- breaking shows (through September 15). Curator René Paul Barilleaux takes the lead on both, beginning with "Andy Warhol: Portraits." This blockbuster dives deep into the Pop king's portraiture practice with more than 120 paintings, photographs, films, prints, and videos from the institution that has the mother lode of Warhol works and ephemera: The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The show serves up revelations about how Warhol created the ultimate society portraits of the second half of the 20th century: Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, Debbie Harry, and Valentino. Alongside these visages are swinging fashion ensembles by Halston, Saint Laurent, Pucci, Gucci, Cavalli, and Mary McFadden, as well as Warhol's 16mm screen tests for figures such as Salvador Dalí. In dialogue with Warhol mania is "Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today," billed as the country's first broad survey to explore gender in art, it spans the 1970s through today, with works by iconic artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Yasumasa Morimura. The latter steals the show with his life-size photographic self-portrait that casts the artist in a drag version of Goya's painting of the Duchess of Alba. Catherine D. Anspon FROM TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: WARHOL IMAGES © 2019 THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC. / LICENSED BY ARS, NYC. COLLECTION THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH. © 2019 YASUMASA MORIMURA. COLLECTION MCNAY ART MUSEUM, SAN ANTONIO; COURTESY THE ARTIST AND NOHRA HAIME GALLERY, NYC. © 2019 LESLEY DILL. From top left to right: Andy Warhol's Robert Mapplethorpe, 1983. Yasumasa Morimura's Dedicated to La Duquesa de Alba/Black Alba, 2004. Lesley Dill's Poem Dress for a Hermaphrodite, 1995. Andy Warhol's Mick Jagger, 1975. Rigby dishware Lauren Rottet Lauren Rottet's Fascio sconce for Visual Comfort

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