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PaperCity Houston April 2024

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The Orange Show's 3 7 t h A n n u a l Houston Art Car Parade Presented by Team Gillman — the oldest and largest anywhere on the globe — rolls Saturday, April 13, at 2 pm. The coveted grand marshal spot goes to the man at the top of Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Brock Wagner, a storied art car and Orange Show supporter. (Wagner's brewery sales team drive company art cars, and there's always a phalanx of arty wheels parked at Saint Arnold.) We never miss parade day's VIPit Party & Benefit, noon to 4 pm, at Hermann Square, City Hall, with bites, adult beverages, and swell people-watching, along with the best seats in town. Just in: California-based art-car and Burning Man artist David Best — creator of the Temple burned annually at Black Rock Desert, Nevada — has been anointed the 2024 Orange Show artist in residence. Watch for Best astride one of his art-car confabulations for this year's parade. Be there for the big reveal of his 12-by-12- by-24-foot Houston Temple, crafted from salvaged wood, at The Legendary Art Car Ball Friday, April 12, 6 to 11 pm, at Orange Show World HQ. Designed as a space for contemplation, Best's Houston Temple will be burned in an elaborate ritualistic ceremony, come this December. Catherine D. Anspon David Best's Orange Horse, 2023, at Orange Show's upcoming Houston Art Car Parade Above: Matsumi Kanemitsu's Untitled (C), circa 1969, at Louis Stern Fine Arts T he gavel was about to slam down on Dallas Auction Gallery earlier this year before it was acquired by a trio of Texas art and antiques specialists. The new owners are Patrick Jones and Reyne Hirsch of Patrick Jones Gallery in Dallas, along with auctioneer David Lewis, co-owner of Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions in Houston. Known for 18th- and 19th-century antiques and fine art, the 22-year-old Dallas Auction Gallery is among the most respected in the southwest. Says Hirsch: "We will continue to offer a great variety of antiques, but we also plan to feature more mid-century and contemporary sales, as the market is shifting towards those eras." The business will also continue selling Asian antiques, along with quarterly collections of estate jewelry and fine timepieces. "We don't aspire to be a typical auction house selling a broad range of items," Hirsch says. "Our objective is to organize auctions focused on distinctive discoveries in specific categories." Upcoming auctions include 20th Century Design, April 9; Ceramics, April 11; and Fine Jewelry and Timepieces, April 23. Follow auctions live and bid online at Rebecca Sherman Sold! As I write these words, edition 16 of the Dallas Art Fair is less than three weeks away, and my inbox is pinging with coveted invites. If you're not at Fashion Industry Gallery for the fair, Thursday through Sunday, April 4 through 7, you're not a player. Co-founded by visionary developer John Sughrue and led by longtime director Kelly Cornell, this influential boutique fair in the heart of the Dallas Arts District has come a long way since its arrival in 2009 during precarious financial times. Along with Dallas Arts Month, a spinoff of the fair staged each April, Dallas has become a preeminent Texas city for art collecting. Without the Dallas Art Fair, it's doubtful that designation would have happened. Talk about major art action: 91 international, national, and Texas galleries from 49 cities in of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Wolfgang Gallery of Atlanta; plentiful L.A. action (always one of the fair's calling cards), especially Shulamit Nazarian, Anat Ebgi, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Charlie James Gallery, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, and Rusha & Co.; as well as important bicoastal decorative arts source Hostler Burrows (NYC, L.A.). These dealers join 15 Texas-founded galleries. Peruse for updates. Dallas Art Fair, April 4 – 7, at Fashion Industry Gallery; Dallas Art Fair Foundation Preview Benefit, Thursday, April 4, 5 to 9 pm, supporting Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center; tickets, dealer lineup, info Catherine D. Anspon Fair Thee Well: Dallas Art Fair Art Cars Take Off 17 countries, including global powerhouses Perrotin and Marlborough and unique internationals such as Mexico City dealer Proyectos Monclova; London gallerists Hales Gallery, Josh Lilley, and TAFETA (with its topical focus on 20th-century and contemporary African art); Italian export SECCI; and, in from Dublin, the elevated Kerlin Gallery. Among the U.S. delegation are iconic-to-cool NYC dealers including Derek Eller Gallery, Fredericks & Freiser, Franklin Parrasch (home to West Coast pioneers such as Peter Alexander, Billy Al Bengston, and John Altoon, as well as mythic Texan Forrest Bess), Yossi Milo, and DIMIN; buzzy Southerners SOCO Gallery 22

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