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By Rainey Knudson F or more than 40 years, Dallas collectors Cindy and Howard Rachofsky have steadily added to their extensive holdings in American Minimalism and postwar Japanese, Korean, and Italian art. But although they're best known for those areas, that's not all they buy. "We've always collected outside of the context of what the collection has been about," Howard tells PaperCity. "It's fun, and it's part of an ecosystem. If you collect, you have a responsibility to go in directions that are not necessarily linear." To date, only a handful of shows have been curated exclusively from The Rachofsky Collection outside of The Warehouse, their exhibition space in Dallas. But this month, local art-goers have the opportunity to see an unusual take on the collection. Curated by Joan Davidow at SITE131 in the Dallas Design District, "Fresh Faces from The Rachofsky Collection" will feature recent works by 24 artists, all of whom lie outside the main areas for which the collection is known. "'Fresh Faces' expands Howard's eye to the public," Davidow says. "People wouldn't know that he would be attracted to these. I myself had come across very few of these artists." Only a handful of the works in "Fresh Faces" have previously been exhibited at The Warehouse, making this a unique opportunity to sample what might be described as the Rachofskys' recent impulse buys. Davidow has selected 29 works, almost all of which were acquired in the past eight years. The artworks vary widely, from massive abstract paintings to intimate embroideries, as well as one whimsical bronze sculpture of a weed by Tony Matelli. "I just chose for the show what spoke to me," Davidow says. "It didn't occur to me to make it all abstract, or all spare. I had such a great assortment to choose from, (Continued) THE RACHOFSKY COLLECTION ON VIEW LUCKY FOR US, EVEN SERIOUS COLLECTORS HAVE IMPULSE BUYS. 62

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