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THE TOP 25 (Continued) CINDY AND HOWARD RACHOFSKY, DALLAS NANCY AND RICHARD ROGERS, DALLAS DEEDIE ROSE, DALLAS D eedie and her l a t e h u s b a n d , Rusty Rose, have a long history of supporting the arts in Dallas, stretching back more than 50 years. In 2005, they (alongside Marguerite and Robert Hoffman and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky) bequeathed hundreds of artworks to the DMA. This magnanimous donation T heir exposure to a mix of art-world personalities has tailored Nancy a n d R i c h a r d Rogers' cultivated eye. These globetrotters are omnipresent at most black-tie events celebrating the arts and are often first to raise a bidding paddle when a work catches their eye. Nancy says, "I love each piece for how it makes me feel. They all resonate differently … It was never B esides their stellar c o n t e m p o r a r y c o l l e c t i o n , t h i s high-profile couple is known for one of the country's most significant art fundraisers, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art. The annual sellout event has raised more than $100 million in 20+ years and famously takes place at The Rachofsky House, a notable work of architecture designed in 1996 by Pritzker Prize-winner Richard our goal to have a collection. It just evolved into one over time." Their collection is known for its diversity and adventurous embrace of many mediums, from works on paper (Ellsworth Kelly, Lorna Simpson) and paintings (Jonas Wood, Cecily Brown) to sculptures (Yayoi Kusama, Michael Craig- Martin) and neon and digital creations. Nancy characterizes it as ever-changing and inclusive, featuring "artists of all genders and race, alive and deceased." enhanced the DMA's encyclopedic collection and further established the city as a center for the study and enjoyment of contemporary art. Deedie and Rusty's gift includes works by Robert Ryman, Sol LeWitt, and Ana Mendieta. Another component of Deedie's collection is the Pump House (originally known as the Turtle Creek Pump House) which she transformed into an art space and venue for intellectual discourse — a brilliant adaptive-reuse project that hosts internationally known artists and creatives visiting Dallas. Meier. A portion of their collection is found at The Warehouse, a project initiated by the Rachofskys and the late Vernon Faulconer to make their collections available to scholars, curators, and students, and to foster a dialogue about postwar, modern, and contemporary art. Howard describes the couple's aim as building "a historical collection focusing on two overarching ideas: global nonobjective minimalism and figurative works that deal with issues of identity." Lygia Clark's Creature - in itself, 1962 Yayoi Kusama's Flowers That Speak All About My Heart Given To The Sky, 2018 Lucio Fontana's Concetto spaziale, la fine di Dio (Spatial Concept, The End of God), 1964 Félix González-Torres' Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1987-1990 © YAYOI KUSAMA COURTESY OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO/ SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI AND VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON/VENICE (Continued from page 92) 94

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