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THE TOP 25 WHO: MELANIE LAWSON AND JOHN GUESS JR., HOUSTON ART: Henry Ossawa Tanner, Sam Gilliam, Kermit Oliver, Joyce Scott, Richard Mayhew, Norman Lewis, Hughie Lee-Smith, David McGee, Tierney Malone, Dick Wray, Christopher Blay, Ronald L. Jones; glass artists Therman Statom, Ginny Ruffner, and Lino Tagliapietra CV: This couple co-founded Houston Museum of African American Culture. Museum Emeritus CEO John Guess Jr. says, "I started collecting in the 1990s after seeing college friends Leslie King- Hammond's and Lowery Sims' curating careers take off, and spending time with [Houston artists] David McGee and Tierney Malone." WHO: HARKEY FAMILY COLLECTION, DALLAS ART: Peter Saul, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Ronald Lockett, Gary Panter, Peter Halley, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Charles Andresen, Ansel Krut, Keith Mayerson, Josephine Meckseper CV: Peni Barfield and John Harkey Jr. have been acquiring since the mid-1990s; their works often travel, generously loaned to The Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, New Museum in NYC, and the SCHIRN Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, among others. This November, Magdalena Abakanowicz's Pregnant (1970-1980) from their collection, will be exhibited at the Tate Modern in London. Barry Flanagan, Arturo Herrera, Frank Thiel, Julian Stanczak, Andrew Kuo, Dan Rees, Callum Innes, Saint Clair Cemin, John Holt Smith, Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Rainer Judd, David Levinthal, Los Carpinteros, David Maisel, Anthony Pearson, Eileen Quinlan, Jessica Rath, Joseph Stashkevetch, Haegue Yang, Erika Verzutti, Brian Calvin, Scott Reeder, Millard Sheets, Tony Tasset's monumental sculpture Eye. CV: Initially Headington focused on collecting art for the public spaces of his downtown Dallas developments, including The Joule hotel, but now shares that he "really woke up to the concept of pursuing under-recognized artists, minority artists … It pleases me that many of these artists are finally enjoying the recognition they deserved all along." Christopher Blay's Blue Light Series, 2021 Magdalena Abakanowicz's Pregnant, 1970-1980 WHO: TIM HEADINGTON, DALLAS ART: Richard Phillips, Tony Cragg, Andy Warhol, Sam Gilliam, Nicolas Deshayes, Roger Hiorns, Leandro Erlich, Adam Fuss, Noam Rappaport, Wayne Gonzales, Tomory Dodge, William Daniels, Ellsworth Kelly, Tony Tasset's Eye, 2007 Derek Fordjour's Rower, 2019 CASEY DUNN Hughie Lee-Smith's Temptation, 1991 Otis Kaye's "What a Hit," circa 1932, The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection LANCE BREWER 53

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