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Jabe, the photo you emailed me of your daughter really touched my heart, sincerely. It took me back to how we took our children to the finest museums, performing arts and book fairs all round the world from the time they were 5. (?)

They both grew to love and cherish the arts and letters. One walk through their homes and it would be obvious. I see the same in the future for your precious daughter.

Thank you for sharing.
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Jabe, the photo you emailed me of your daughter really touched my heart, sincerely. It took me back to how we took our children to the finest museums, performing arts and book fairs all round the world from the time they were 5. (?)

They both grew to love and cherish the arts and letters. One walk through their homes and it would be obvious. I see the same in the future for your precious daughter.

Thank you for sharing.


I certainly thought you'd approve. While we are not perfect parents, we are sure we are doing some things right!
Tate Modern....I certainly appreciated the breadth of the collection. Some highlights for me...room 1 on the 2nd floor, I could have just experienced this room and been done; an oil on canvas by Giacometti, as well as a few of his sculpture; another by Modrian (a sort of tree-like image unlike his later iconic style); cubist room; an 'organic' sculpture by Henry Moore.

Rothko is still an enigma to me. I continually feel frustrated viewing color fields from his mature stage....Maybe that was his intent. There were some smaller transitional pieces that gave me glimpses,but offered...hmmm, nothing profound to me.
The Rothko room at the Tate has 4 or 5 large canvases, all of them are combinations of red hues. I felt I gave it a good effort to try and understand; the room was not crowded and we sat and viewed for a time. The images to me visually appeared as windows...or open windows....looking out on stark fields. The paintings were full of sadness. Maybe this exacerbating my feelings of frustration.
The Dallas Art Fair held last week was the finest thus far. The event is an invitation only event for galleries from around the world. Two of the gallery owners are dear friends of ours and both reported strong sales ( above 7 figures) for their galleries and others as well.

My general impressions ...

The finest galleries overall were from London, NYC, Santa Fe, Melbourne, Berlin, Houston, Bogota and Milwaukee. (I excluded the DFW galleries as we know them too well)

The galleries from Seoul, Calgary, LA, Tokyo, Milan, Paris, San Francisco and Geneva were disappointing overall.

The private preview gala on Thursday night was pouring Ruinart BdB freely all night and Nespresso was offering espresso to all as well. The dinners each night were a little crazy but much fun as well.

Looking forward to next years already!
Went to the wonderful Calder exhibit today. Made even more interesting with the Frank Gehry designed installation. Unexpected shadows, little nooks with sculptures you can just relax and look at. Like seeing canvases with the painted shaped popped out and set in gentle motion. Excellent.

Then saw the truly overwhelming, and bizarre Diane Von Furstenberg: The Story of A Dress, also at LACMA. Two hundred mannequins essentially wearing one style of dress with different prints. Portraits, and other art works, featuring Furstenberg by artists from Warhol to Close. Stills from films showing Amy Adams in American Hustle wearing the dress and Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver wearing another. Essentially Furstenberg designed a dress she would look good in and then sold it to the rest of the world.
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W + A, what did you think of Julian's work?



fcs, walking out the door. Will write soon.


fcs, I enjoyed Julian's early work a great deal. He was in Houston early in his career and I saw a lot of his development. There was no surprise he became a major artist and Europe took him to a famous level.

I think he took his eye off the ball a little recently as he has been chasing other passions, but he does demand my attention nevertheless. He seems back, perhaps.

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