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when you give that kind of creative person lots of leeway, that's when they do their best work," Lenox says. "We wanted to see what he'd come up with — and he came up with something kick-ass." T he couple has been collecting art, objects, and furniture for 20 years, amassing a noteworthy trove of works by Taos and Santa Fe modernist artists such as Jorge Fick, whose paintings are in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. They also have a sizable collection of antique Navajo blankets and several rare furniture pieces by Mexican surrealist Pedro Friedeberg, including a pair of full- size mahogany hand chairs from the 1960s. "We love interesting things that make you think," Lenox says. "We wanted the whole house to be reflective of our personalities, so the interiors are a little bit irreverent, playful, and not serious. We've filled it with great stuff." One of his favorite pieces is a sculpture of a Michelin Man-looking robot purchased so long ago from a Fort Worth artist that his name has been lost to time — it's on a table in the entryway to help set a fun tone for the house. And they fell in love with New York artist Peter Opheim's cartoonish, Neo-Pop painting of globular characters the moment they saw it. "We loved how weird it was — it has a ton of personality," Lenox says. When it came to selecting furniture, it was all hands on deck. "Jason is a designer in his own right, and he and Matt have such good taste, and I trust their judgment," Rice says. "It was fun collaborating with them." The three were so in sync design- wise that when Taylor went shopping at Sputnik Modern and came home with a sculptural wood console for the entry, it turned out to be one that Rice had been eyeing for years. And Lenox purchased the vintage plaster John Dickinson footed table because 84

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