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WHO: LAURA AND JOHN ARNOLD, HOUSTON ART: Matisse, Picasso, and African works that influenced them; Edvard Munch, Chaïm Soutine, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter, artists of the London School; Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture CV: "The collection of Laura and John Arnold is comprised of masterworks by some of the greatest artists in the Western canon," says Robert McClain, owner of McClain Gallery, Houston, who's served as the couple's art adviser since the inception of their collection in 2005. This intensely private couple has assembled a personal trove considered by many to be the most important private collection outside the East and West coasts. WHO: SUZANNE DEAL BOOTH, AUSTIN ART: Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Roni Horn, Lee Krasner, James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Max Ernst, Joel Shapiro, Charline von Heyl, Brice Marden, Ellsworth Kelly, Beverly Pepper, Helen Pashgian, Solange Pessoa, Deborah Roberts, Loie Hollowell, Lee Bontecou, Marsha Cottrell, Suzan Frecon CV: Benefactress of James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace at Rice University, The Contemporary Austin's $200,000 Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize, and the Rothko Chapel's Suzanne Deal Booth Welcome House. "The WHO: J.P. BRYAN, HOUSTON ART: 75,000 objects of art, artifacts, and documents of Texana and the West including Frank Reaugh and Elizabet Ney artworks; original Borden map of Houston surveyed 1836; circa 1860 Mexican Lancero saddle that belonged to Eufemio Zapata, brother of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata; Spanish Colonial mother- of-pearl chest that once carried a royal land grant CV: The founder of The Bryan Museum, Galveston, says his collection "provides a vivid display of the history of the greatest event of all times, the settlement of the American West." WHO: DAVID BOOTH, AUSTIN A RT: P i c a s s o , R o d i n , R o y Lichtenstein, Larry Bell, Ugo Rondinone, Jean Dubuffet, Chuck Close, Alexander Calder, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Isamu Noguchi, James Turrell, Michael Heizer, Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer CV: Collecting for a mere six years, MoMA board-member Booth has already made the Artnews Top 200, and rumors swirl around his professed intent to donate his Lake Austin home, Paradox Cove, and sculpture garden for civic use. works in my homes are generally non- representational in imagery," Deal Booth says. "Many evoke positive subliminal messages that are intended to create balance at the same time enticing curiosity and inquiry." Spanish 18th-century mother-of-pearl chest Charles Franklin Reaugh's Pike's Peak From Gateway to Garden of the Gods, 1898 Lee Krasner's Assault on the Solar Plexus, 1961 Ugo Rondinone's the alive, 2016 Gerhard Richter's Matrosen (Sailors), 1966 Borden map of Houston, surveyed 1836 COURTESY THE ARTIST 51

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