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PaperCity Dallas April 2022

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THE TOP 25 (Continued) GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION, DALLAS K enny Goss exemplifies how creatives connect with other creatives. His longtime partner, pop star George Michael, had an appreciation for visual artists. As the couple spent a great deal of time in London, they gravitated toward the YBAs (Young British Artists) who rose to prominence in the '90s. Kenny and George's investigation into the avant- garde turned into the Goss Gallery (later, The Goss-Michael Foundation) in Dallas. "I became great friends with many types of artists before I purchased their art," Goss says. "It SHERYL ADKINS-GREEN AND GEOFF GREEN, DALLAS T his couple began their collecting journey while on vacation in Maui. The jazz lovers acquired a limited- Rachel Whiteread's Untitled, 2010 (Continued from page 78) Left: Kaloki Nyamai's Father and Son, 2021 Above: Letitia Huckaby's Sadako, 2021 became my passion." The collection today includes sculpture by Venice Biennale-exhibited Rachel Whiteread and Tracey Emin; LED light portraits commissioned from Damien Hirst's professor, Michael Craig Martin, as well as works by Hirst himself; and John Lennon's Imagine piano. and emphasizes the African-American experience, from historic figures to important voices today. "We gravitate t o w a r d s confident, l i f e - a f f i r m i n g images, and each work of art has a lot to say," Geoff says. Artists in the collection include Deborah Roberts, Derek Fordjour, Knowledge Bennett, and James Van Der Zee. One notable work is House Party on Narrow Street by Jammie Holmes (Art in America's November 2021 cover artist), which, Geoff says, "celebrates the simplicity of a great house party, where all you needed was a good stack of records and some cold beverages." edition print of a Miles Davis canvas and were surprised to learn the musician was a prolific painter. Twenty-two years later, their art pursuit focuses on diversity 80

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