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June 2015 - Houston

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JUNE | PAGE 40 | 2015 as butterflies and birds, "to create a more mysterious story," he says. In one piece, a man's face has ears made from butterfly wings from an antique book illustration. The couple often critique the other's work and are brutal but civil about it, says Lackey. Living together for so many years, differences aside, they've rubbed off on each other. "I never thought about doing art until I met Russell," says Lackey, who borrowed the idea of incorporating frames into his artwork from Prince. "Sometimes David gives me scraps and bits from something he's working on, and I'll work them into mine," adds Prince. As for all the furniture and collections, Lackey's mellowing. "I'm much better than I used to be," he says. "I'll enjoy something I've brought home for a while, then I'll get rid of it. I learned that from Russell. If the day ever comes, I'm much better prepared to move to the rest home." In the library, an antique Imari charger and Roseville Pottery lamp with mica shade sit atop an Anglo-Indian cabinet flanked by antique leather club chairs. At left, an antique Wilhelm Wandschneider bronze warrior is on a 1950s coffee table by George Nakashima, acquired from Sotheby's auction of the Andy Warhol estate.

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