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PaperCity Dallas January February 2022

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ARTIST MARK ROTHKO'S SON, KEEPER OF HIS FATHER'S FLAME, IN A SALON TALK AT ROSEWOOD MANSION ON TURTLE CREEK By Catherine D. Anspon. Photography Jonathan Zizzo. REFLECTS I t was an evening of significance when the late painter, Mark Rothko's son — Christopher Rothko, leader of Houston's sacred Rothko Chapel's $32-million ongoing capital campaign, and steward of his father's legacy — came to town for Texas Design Week Dallas, to speak and sign books at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, sponsored by New Orleans Auction Galleries. Fittingly, Dallas Art Fair co-founder John Sughrue served as host, introducing Rothko and speaking of his own appreciation for the iconic color-field painter, while Rothko Chapel executive director David Leslie enlightened the crowd on the newly completed restoration of the Chapel. Then Rothko took to the stage, detailing in a captivating presentation the history of the Chapel and how its architecture evolved from de Menil idea to conception by Philip Johnson, to the final egalitarian structure designed by Howard Barnstone and Eugene Aubry. Lining up for signed copies of Rothko Chapel: An Oasis for Reflection (Rizzoli): Marlene Sughrue; New Orleans Auction Galleries' Taylor Eichenwald; Rothko Chapel board members, including board chair Michael Piana, Sanford Dow, co-chair of the 2021 Rothko Chapel Gala, and Troy Porter; collectors Sheryl Adkins-Green and Geoff Green, and Claude Albritton; gallerists Kirk Hopper, Peter Augustus Owen, and Liliana Bloch; Julie Koch; April Manson; Charlie Caulkins; Erin Mathews; Sarah Blagden; Bahara Annadurdyyeva; Ashley Tatum; Kayla Brown; Cliff Risman; Gowri and Alex Sharma; Jennifer Klos; Sherry Hayslip; Meloudi and James Arsin; Adrienne Hennessey; Zoe Bonnette; Michael Buss; Melanie Turner; Zoe Powell; Annika Cail; and Elizabeth Fiore in from NYC. CHRISTOPHER ROTHKO Sanford Dow Christopher Rothko David Leslie Geoff Green & Sheryl Adkins-Green Cliff Risman Sherry Hayslip, Julie Koch, Sarah Eilers Joel Campbell, Taylor Eichenwald April Manson Charlie Caulkins Kirk Hopper Kayla Brown James & Meloudi Arsin John & Marlene Sughrue Linda Fritschy Sharon Lee Ashley Tatum Lilliana Bloch Claude Albritton

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