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February 2017 - Houston

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Top left: At the entrance, an Albert Paley sculpture becomes a pedestal for a hand-hammered sterling silver pitcher by Tapio Wirkkala. (Paley's most visible Houston commission is the sculp- ture in Wortham Theater Center foyer.) Top right: The kitchen table designed by Zemanek from salvaged wood from the previous home on the lot, Arne Jacobsen flatware, Tapio Wirkkala hand-hammered sterling silver cup, and a Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell shaker set. Opposite page: Gaea II served as a showcase for Professor Zemanek's utopian ideals, whose social justice component is in keeping with current times. The home today also functions as a private gallery for The Exchange Int. Six-figure Paavo Tynell Snowflake hanging chandelier. Barkley hopes to write a volume about the late Finnish lighting innovator whose auction record has soared to $198,000. The religious scene is by an unknown Mexican artist; dated 1957, it hints at influence from the Mexican muralists. 60

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