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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. D ateline Round Top, Texas. Just in: One of America's Meccas for antiques and design shopping, Marburger Farm Antique Show, has been acquired by a group led by Brook Partners. The Dallas-based real estate development firm owns, operates, and founded the Dallas Art Fair and Fashion Industry Gallery, the venue where the acclaimed international boutique art fair takes place annually in the Dallas Arts District. Established in 1997, Marburger Farm Antique Show is one of the must-shop venues of the Round Top Antiques Show, held the last two weeks of October for the Fall Show and the final two weeks of March for the Spring Show. Marburger Farm is one of the most anticipated destinations of the approximately 80 show venues that draw more than 100,000 visitors biannually to Round Top for the thrill of sourcing finds in the fields, tents, and barns of this historic hamlet and surrounding Texas countryside. Set amidst 43 rolling acres with 11 historic buildings and spacious tents, its five-day show lures thousands to shop 350-plus vetted dealers from across the U.S. and beyond. MARBURGER MILESTONE The show draws celebrities, world- class designers and innovators, and buyers for global stores, hotels, and restaurants — including L.A. designer Kelly Wearstler and hotelier Liz Lambert, recently spotted shopping this spring. Brook Partners CEO John Sughrue says, "The Marburger Farm Antique Show is a Texas icon … We intend to preserve the DNA and heritage of the Marburger experience while building on the success of the Show to add layers of new opportunities." Joining Sughrue on his Marburger team are Jeremy Buonamici, CEO of Fashion Industry Gallery, and Kelly Cornell, longtime director of the Dallas Art Fair. Known as the faces of Marburger Farm for more than a decade, Tracy and Brad Blacketer — respectively, business manager and director of operations — will remain in senior management positions. The Blacketers will continue as boots in the field when the celebrated Marburger Farm Antique Show begins its next chapter this fall and heads toward its silver anniversary in 2022. Marburger Farm Fall 2021 Antique Show, October 26 – 30, roundtop-marburger. com. Catherine D. Anspon BOTH PHOTOS JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON ARTNOTES F ull Circle: Two decades ago, photographer Jack Thompson and I met and took in his exhibition at gallerist Nancy Littlejohn's art space downtown. Now Thompson is back, presenting deeply personal images in "The Time Between" at the River Oaks incarnation of Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art. The photographer, a contributor to these pages as well as publications from The New York Times to Art & Antiques, is known for his moody, reductive work that encompasses portraiture, still life, interiors, and everyday life. In Thompson's lens, these subjects of 2020 bely the simplicity and directness of his tightly framed compositions to reveal hidden depths. Seemingly casual interactions with his family, locked down like all of us during the height of COVID, pull the viewer into an implied narrative of their boisterous life. Also presented are images of nurses from the front lines of the pandemic, alternating with the healing balm of nature, including a series taken in Galveston — untitled prints as startlingly stark as they are beautiful. Artist reception, Thursday, July 8, 6 to 8 pm; through September 4; nancylittlejohnfineart. com. Catherine D. Anspon L.A. designer Kelly Wearstler at Marburger Vignette at Marburger COPYRIGHT THE ARTIST AND NANCY LITTLEJOHN FINE ART Jack Thompson's Untitled, 2020, at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art 18

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