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PaperCity Houston April 2022

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Opposite page: A vignette in the dining room with French Art Deco commode from Kirby Antiques. Hana Hillerova sculpture from Hiram Butler Gallery. Designers Guild draperies with Scalamandré fringe. Hand- painted Porter Teleo wallpaper with gold leaf. This page top: In the entry, an art installation by Paul Fleming through Barbara Davis Gallery. Pat Steir monoprint with glitter, 2004. Elizabeth Young designed the custom rug in collaboration with Carol Piper Rugs. Chandelier found in Round Top, refinished in brass. This page bottom: Hervé van der Straeten bronze mirror. Pierre Vandel 1950s console. French 1930s Art Deco lamp from Kirby Antiques. Tommi Parzinger tiered brass tray. the National Gallery of Art. The work particularly resonates with Barry, an avid guitarist. "One of the ways we built our collection was to buy a piece of art together as a Christmas present," Young says. "We don't always like the same things, but we always agree on what we buy." Their focus is on works by living artists — many of them women — including Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes and American photographer Marilyn Minter. The Youngs, who are on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, recently traveled on a museum-sponsored trip to New York to visit artists' studios, including artist Sara VanDerBeek. They purchased one of her works: a photo of a classical female bust over-painted with blue L'Oréal Paris eye shadow and watercolors. "We really like art that has a story behind it," Young says. One of her favorite works is a mesmerizing photograph by Ori Gersht of a smoking iris, just moments before the artist ignites it with a small explosive. "We had been watching his work and let one get away," she says. "We found this one in Miami, and I removed a mirror over the living room fireplace and placed it there — it changed the entire mood of the room." (Continued)

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