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A n e w 2 0 - s t o r y T h o m p s o n S a n A n t o n i o s t a n d s ready to wow in the Arts District along the River Walk, just steps from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the Alamo, and the San Antonio Museum of Art. The 162-room hotel, designed by Mariana Valero of Mexico-based design firm Amass & G, has an art collection anchored by a Jeff Koons Red Balloon Dog and a Koray Akay wall sculpture, with additional works by Lucio Carvalho, Eric Breish, and Lynne Douglas. Thompson Hotel San Antonio opens on the heels of Thompson Dallas, with Thompson Austin and Houston to follow. On the fourth floor is an expansive pool deck with cabanas and dedicated VIP service, and a 5,000-square- foot full-service spa offers an extensive menu of services. Dining is elevated, with four restaurant and bar options including Landrace, an elegant eatery helmed by San A n t o n i o c h e f NEW DESTINATION SAN ANTONIO W e were honored when, in one of o u r m a r a t h o n talks, ARTnews a n d A r t & Antiques Top Collector Lester Marks posited the idea of an online column. As you read these pages, Marks' inaugural installment of "The Art of Collecting" has just gone live on Head to our website to read about a pair of canvases in The Marks Collection by a Black artist on the national and international radar: Time and Wall Street Journal Magazine cover talent Titus Kaphar. As this discerning patron so movingly writes of Kaphar: "Titus is a vociferous social justice artist. He asks us to explore the very meaning of 'Historical Truths,' with regards to our nation's mindset on race relations." Marks notes, "Titus has no desire for us to erase our history, but only for us to be willing to amend our history! … The artist accomplishes this through THE ART OF COLLECTING his multimedia paintings that are often crumpled and/or adorned with objects that partially veil the subject. Crevices hidden are brought to light, and words spoken are being heard for the first time." Find The Art of Collecting at papercitymag. com. Catherine D. Anspon TRENT FALL Lester Marks Thompson San Antonio hotel Steve McHugh, a James Beard Award finalist, and the indoor- outdoor The Moon's Daughters rooftop restaurant, floating 20 stories above the River Walk. Room rates from $349. 115 Lexington Ave., San Antonio 210.876.1234 Ryland Holmes Fowler Titus Kaphar's The Wing That Breaks From Her Wounds, 2010 COURTESY SOTHEBY'S, THE MARKS COLLECTION 26

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