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THE TOP 25 WHO: DEEDIE ROSE, DALLAS ART: Robert Ryman, Sol LeWitt, Ana Mendieta, Wolfgang Laib, Richard Tuttle (all part of the magnanimous gift to the DMA she bequeathed alongside her late husband Rusty Rose in 2005) CV: She transformed what many consider an integral part of her collection — the Pump House, originally known as the Turtle Creek Pump House — into an art space and venue for intellectual discourse. The brilliant adaptive-reuse project hosts internationally known artists and creatives visiting Dallas. WHO: LEIGH AND REGGIE SMITH, HOUSTON ART: William Copley, Allan D'Arcangelo, Gladys Nilsson, Peter Blake, John Graham, Cindy Sherman, Annette Lemieux, Lois Dodd, Jane Freilicher, Huma Bhabha, Danny Rolph, Sanford Biggers, Carroll Dunham, Sarah Charlesworth CV: This museum and nonprofit- involved couple have been seriously WHO: CHRISTEN AND DEREK WILSON, DALLAS ART: Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Richard Phillips, Liam Gillick, Kevin Todora, Barkley Hendricks, Sterling Ruby, Eva Rothschild, Rachel Harrison, Wade Guyton, Fred Sandback, Prem Sahib, Kathryn Andrews, Eddie Peake, Rebecca Warren, Mathieu Malouf CV: The Wilsons have one adult daughter and two younger sons who are still with them, and all were raised amongst the collection, which spans 1960s minimalism to today's emerging artists. Christen shares that their collection "is more a reflection of our journey then a strategic vision, and our goal has always been — and always will be — to have fun doing it." WHO: FAYEZ S. SAROFIM, HOUSTON ART: El Greco, Joaquín Torres- García, George Inness, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Burgoyne Diller, Edward Hopper, H e l e n F r a n k e n t h a l e r, J o a n Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Kenneth Noland, Robert Motherwell, Jasper Johns, Egyptian pharaonic sculpture, Coptic textiles, ancestral Pueblo pottery, 19th-century Navajo blankets CV: Last summer's MFAH exhibition ("Three Centuries of American Art: Antiquities, European, and American Masterpieces — The Fayez S. Sarofim Collection") conveyed the importance of this vast trove assembled over six decades. MFAH director Gary Tinterow compares Sarofim to seminal collectors of the past centuries in American art: "William Corcoran in the 19th century, Joseph Hirshhorn in the 20th century, or more recently, Alice Walton." investigating contemporary art since 1988, the first year of their marriage. Leigh says, "A favorite that we've lent recently to both the Moody Center and the MFAH … is a wonderful sculpture by British/ Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. Purchased … in the early 2000s, [it was] at that time a big step up in what we were buying. It's also the perfect mix of beauty and serious concepts." KEVIN TODORA Barkley Hendricks' Back in the World: The Last Almond Joy, 1982 John Singer Sargent's Madame Ramón Subercaseaux, circa 1880–1881 Carroll Dunham's Green Flowers (3), 2009-2010 Lygia Clark's Creature - in itself, 1962 (Continued from page 56) 58

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