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art auction catalogue s at u r d ay 2 8 a p r i l 2 0 1 2 7. 0 0 p m dallas contemporary

dear friends,

welcome to dallas contemporary and bespoke! we have planned an amazing evening featuring belvedere and hennessy cocktails + seated dinner followed by a live luxury auction of bespoke art, jewelry and travel items. we are excited to have simon de pury, the legendary chairman + chief auctioneer of phillips de pury & company, conducting tonight’s auction. probably the world’s best, mr. de pury is known for his spectacular style of auctioneering. bespoke is the new artist-focused event and primary fundraiser to support dallas contemporary’s mission to present new + challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. dallas contemporary is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, learning programs + events. we hope you truly enjoy bespoke. please take time to wander through gallery 1 and enjoy the works of joseph havel, the director of the glassell school of art at the museum of fine arts, houston + our artistic director for bespoke. his installations were created especially for this evening. in support of dallas contemporary’s capital needs, mr. havel has generously created + donated ten relief sculptures. made of fabric shirt labels, wood + plexiglas, the sculptures are available tonight as “buy it now!” items at $2,500 each. also, please take time to view our silent auction of luxury bespoke items. to our honorary chairmen, dr. carol mykolyk riddick + frank a. riddick iii, we applaud you for the incredible support of dallas contemporary. your dedicated commitment + leadership continue to move us forward. we thank you all for your support this evening. all funds raised tonight help ensure that dallas contemporary will continue to provide dynamic exhibition + educational programming to over 100,000 visitors, members and students. enjoy!

muffin lemak + shelby wagner, co-chairmen 1



chairs, committee + board sta f f + a u ct io n e e r schedule




live auction buy it now!

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about dc + membership legal terms





one of a kind dr. rodger kobes + pfizer foundation headington companies + joule hotel john + muffin lemak nancy + richard rogers niven morgan + shelby wagner todd fiscus / todd events haute couture brian bolke / forty five ten david nichols, in honor of joyce goss claire + dwight emanuelson karla + mark mckinley tim + nancy hanley savile row riddick brothers made to measure baker botts llp dallas auction gallery / kathi + scott shuford dee wyly the goss-michael foundation inette + joshua brown jackie bolin j. patrick + lindsey collins john clutts julie + ed hawes maxine + ben trowbridge park place porsche rajan patel ruthie + jay pack after party sponsor : bistro 31 invitation sponsor : bell’invito valet sponsor : park place porsche art handling sponsor : 2g art services swag bag designer : megan adams 3

chairs, committee + board

artistic director : joseph havel event designer : todd fiscus co-chairmen muffin lemak + shelby wagner honorary chairmen dr. carol mykolyk riddick frank a. riddick iii host committee brian bolke lael brodsky inette brown barbara buzzell john clutts brenda cockerell clay cockerell leah davis john davis ken downing claire emanuelson beth ewing todd fiscus joyce goss kenny goss sue gragg bea harper julie hawes chris hite kristie ramirez hoitsma jenny kirtland amy klion

philae knight peggy levinson jo marie lilly jean liu mike masters katherine mathes susan matusewicz karla mckinley tricia miller michelle moussa nicole musselman susan palma rajan patel jean-michel placent keith schumann ed shaikh kathi shuford scott shuford shelle sills matthew simon laurie jo straty maxine trowbridge merry vose nancy whitenack heather wiese-alexander piper wyatt 2012-2013 board patrick collins, president amy klion, vice-president beth ewing, vp capital campaign carol riddick, vp development

jessica pulliam, secretary john relton, treasurer diane sumoski, legal counsel philip collins, cultural commissioner roslyn goodall, cultural commissioner robert bisor mil bodron maura bradshaw chris byrne lauren christensen john clutts lindsey collins tammy cotton hartnett nancy dedman patricia dedman nail mark giambrone joyce goss kenny goss chris hite jennifer lassiter muffin lemak gwyneth lloyd rhonda marcus karla mckinley diane miles nicole musselman dan pritchett melanie spiegel george tobolowsky maxine trowbridge shelby wagner sally warren 4

staff + auctioneer

clare chadwick, development assistant
 erin cluley, exhibitions + public relations manager
 alex currington, graphic designer gayle collier, accounting specialist
 peter doroshenko, director
 elizabeth jimenez, events manager

marina neklyudova, renaissance programmé intern
 florence ostende, adjunct curator
 christos polemenakos, database + it administrator
 cassandra porter, development manager
 diane sikes, education + outreach manager
 patricia stewart-gordon, financial administrator

Simon de Pury chairman + auctioneer phillips de pury & company new york, new york

simon de pury is one of the art world’s leading figures, renowned for his deep and long-standing knowledge of the global marketplace. he is chairman and chief auctioneer of phillips de pury & company. regarded as one of the world’s best and most-known auctioneers, mr. de pury’s ability at the podium is legendary. he generates excitement in the salesroom, displays great charm and wit, and can conduct sales in four languages - english, french, german and italian. 5


satu r day 28 a pr i l 20 1 2 art ist ic directo r : jos eph havel music : The 440 Alliance 7. 0 0

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After party


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Lance Letscher, Almost Everything, 2011 collage mounted on masonite, 51 x 70.5 inches. courtesy of Conduit Gallery. * includes one copy of Lance Letscher: Collage. 7

value : $12,000 minimum bid : $6,000


Shane Pennington, Together, 2012 copper wire sculpture, 60 x 24 inches. courtesy of the artist.

value : $14,900 minimum bid : $4,900 8



Simon Spurr Bag customized by Shepard Fairey, 2012 value : priceless limited edition white leather bag personalized with iconic Obey + dove stenciled emblems. signed by Shepard Fairey. courtesy of Forty Five Ten / Brian Bolke + Shepard Fairey. minimum bid : $5,000 9


Travel Package : New York Gallery Tours a platinum level trip to The Big Apple that will include access to the world’s top art professionals, curators and artists. also contains the stunning blown-glass Larger Than Life Apple created by Cohn Stone Studios. coinciding with The Armory Show in March 2013, the trip will include: 2 nights in a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom suite at the St. Regis Hotel at 2 E. 55th Street, at 5th Avenue + 2 studio visits to see, meet and discuss with the artists their newest art production + 4 private gallery tours of the top contemporary NYC galleries led by owners such as Larry Gagosian, Marian Goodman, Friedrich Petzel and Gavin Brown + access to 4 world class, private contemporary collections + behind the scenes tour of Phillips de Pury action house on 57th Street + VIP opening access to The Armory Show, March 2013. hotel accommodations courtesy of Brenda + Clay Cockrell. Larger Than Life Apple courtesy of Allan + Shireen Duck. images courtesy of Brooklyn Prints blog + Artlog (map). value : $11,000 / minimum bid : $6,000 10


Russell Young, Liz Taylor, 2011 acrylic + enamel screen-print on linen with diamond dust, atomic silver + black, 36 x 29 value : $12,000 inches. courtesy of Goss Michael Foundation + the artist. * includes one copy of Christie’s The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Complete Set courtesy of Muffin Lemak. minimum bid : $6,000 11


Sue Gragg Precious Jewels Bangle inspired by Rob Pruitt 18-karat white gold, white diamond + black agate tire bangle containing 6.66 carats of diamonds. designed by + courtesy of Sue Gragg / Sue Gragg Precious Jewels.

value : $18,000 minimum bid : $8,000 12


Rob Pruitt, Untitled, 2011 four tires, paint, hub-cap, black + white m&m’s, 43 x 52 inches. courtesy of the artist. * includes one copy of Rob Pruitt catalogue. 13

value : $20,000 minimum bid : $10,000


Sylvie Fluery, Untitled, 2012 unique, multicolor neons on plexiglass, 53 inches. courtesy of the artist. * includes one copy of Sylvie Fluery catalogue.

value : $30,000 minimum bid : $15,000 14


Dzine, Untitled, 2010 acrylic, crystalline, varnish on wood pane, 50 x 78 inches. courtesy of the artist. * includes one signed copy of The Beautiful Struggle: The Art of Dzine. 15

value : $30,000 minimum bid : $14,000


Sylvie Fluery, High Heels On The Moon, 2012 neon light fixture, 28 x 40 inches. courtesy of the artist. * includes one copy of Sylvie Fluery catalogue.

value : $30,000 minimum bid : $15,000 16


Erwin Wurm, sketches (Self Portraits), 2012 four drawings on paper, 12 x 9 inches. courtesy of the artist. 17

value : $12,000 minimum bid : $8,000


Erwin Wurm, sketches (Drinking Furniture), 2012 four drawings on paper, 12 x 9 inches. courtesy of the artist.

value : $12,000 minimum bid : $8,000 18


Dzine, Untitled, 2012 metal, enamel, fabric, custom vintage jewelry + Swarovski crystals. courtesy of the artist. * includes one signed copy of The Beautiful Struggle: The Art of Dzine. 19

value : $20,000 minimum bid : $8,000


Tiffany & Co., RUBEDO™ Jewelry Design a choice of either a contoured RUBEDO™ ultra wide cuff or a RUBEDO™ Interlocking Circles necklace + hand engraved with a date, monogram or purchaser’s personal signature, creating a unique memento of legendary style.

value : $8,000 minimum bid : $4,000 20


Travel Package : Art Basel Miami a bespoke set of behind the scenes visits, meetings and discoveries will occur over a 2 day period between December 6-9 2012, including: + three nights at the Standard Hotel + first viewing of 2 major collections in Miami - de la Cruz Collection and Rubell Family Collection, before press and professional openings + lunch with premier global museum directors, curators, gallerists and artists + 2 private home viewings of the top collectors: Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz and Craig Roberts + visits to David Castillo Gallery and Fredric Snitzer Gallery with private artist talks + VIP access to Art Basel Miami Beach and VIP Lounge. images courtesy of Art Basel. value : $10,000 / minimum bid : $5,000 21


Hadleigh’s Bespoke bespoke guy’s night out for up to ten at Hadleigh’s Bespoke Atelier in Highland Park Village, including: an exclusive single malt Balvenie scotch tasting provided by Harris Polakoff and Pogo’s + hors d’oeuvres by Greg Rankin and The Catering Company + a custom-made bespoke outfit with an estimated retail value of $7,500 + a Hadleigh’s gift for each guest. this package can also be tailor made for a girl’s or couple’s night out. value : $8,500 / minimum bid : $4,500 22

buy it now!

Joseph Havel, Nothing Cubes support dallas contemporary’s capital needs by purchasing a plexiglas cube piece by Bespoke artistic director, Joseph Havel each cube uses the white Nothing label in a plexiglas cube + one other type of label making each a unique visual poem. 10 cubes total, including: Forget Nothing, 2012; Nothing Lost, 2012; Nothing Bruised, 2012; Dream Nothing, 2012; Nothing Lust, 2012; Double Nothing, 2012; Tell Nothing to the Forest Fire, 2012; Desire Nothing, 2012; Hope Nothing, 2012; Nothing More, 2012. all: plexiglas, fabric, wood, 6.75 x 6.75 x 6 inches. value : $4,000 / buy it now for : $2,500 23


iPackage one lavender quilted lambskin iPad case + one pair of Tom Davies custom eyewear outfitted by Dr. Ivan Bank up to $1,000. courtesy of Chanel Boutique of Highland Park + Dr. Ivan Bank. value : $1,795

Savile Row Shoe Package three pairs of shoes to be redeemed at Neiman Marcus. one pair of Fendi Runway shoes valued at $695 + one pair of Rene Caovilla shoes of customer’s choice (not exceeding $1,300) + one pair of Charlotte Olympia shoes of customer’s choice (not exceeding $1,200). * also includes one copy of autographed Rene Caovilla book. courtesy of Neiman Marcus, Fendi, Rene Caovilla + Charlotte Olympia. value : $3,195



Matt Clark, Present Perfect #4, 2011 enamel on paper, 23 x 30 inches. courtesy of the artist + Conduit Gallery. value : $2,800

David Aylsworth, Reading Schopenhauer, 2008 oil on canvas, 28 x 24 inches. courtesy of Holly Johnson Gallery + the artist. value : $4,000



Park Place Porsche Package one day at Porsche Driving School with overnight accommodations at Ross Bridge Golf Resort + Spa in Birmingham, Alabama + a weekend use of a Porsche. courtesy of Park Place Porsche. value : $2,500

His + Hers Package one white Balenciaga leather handbag with gold clasps + one custom made shirt by The Fitting Room up to $600. courtesy of Carla Martinengo + Bea Harper / The Fitting Room. value : $2,830



Melissa Auberty, Blue Horse #27, 2011 latex + charcoal on arches paper, 36 x 60 inches. courtesy of Karla McKinley + the artist. value : $4,800

Allison V. Smith, Westerns, 2009 chromogenic color photograph, 30 x 30 inches, edition 1 of 7; Maine, 2010. courtesy of Barry Whistler Gallery + the artist. value : $2,750



John Dickinson John Dickinson footed lamp. courtesy of The David Sutherland Showroom, Dallas. value : $1,750

Susie Straubmueller, Ma Vie Handbag matte ostrich in nude with espresso suede lining, 15.25 x 12 x 4.5 inches; shoulder strap drop 5.75 inches. courtesy of Susie Straubmueller. value : $4,500



Sara Beltrรกn fluorescent flamingo-pink painted bull shark jaw, embedded with raw diamonds set in 18-karat gold. courtesy of the artist. value : $3,500

Kelly Wearstler limited edition cubist head. white oak, turquoise, rose quartz, silver + gold spikes. courtesy of Forty Five Ten / Brian Bolke + the artist. value : $6,000



KOCH one of a kind look designed by Nicole Musselman of Koch + jewelry by Madison Mckinley. courtesy of Nicole Musselman. value : $1,500

Grange Hall crystal quartz bowl + four seasonal floral compositions created + delivered by Grange Hall as needed. courtesy of Grange Hall. value : $4,500



Adela Andea, White Minibot, 2012 cold cathode fluorescent lights, computer case fans, plastic + electrical adapters, 19 x 17 x 15 inches. courtesy of Cris Worley Fine Arts + the artist. value : $1,800

Miriam Fried, Abstract #1334 Sunset in Providence town I&II, 1998 72 x 48 inches, double panel. courtesy of George Cameron Nash. value : $3,375



Dallas Auction Gallery a party for 30 at Dallas Auction Gallery, including: hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a private viewing of an upcoming collection to be sold at auction + a fabulous lecture on how to buy + sell art at auction. courtesy of Dallas Auction Gallery. value : $1,500

Lombardi’s catered dinner in your home for ten by Lombardi Family Concepts. four course meal with wines will feature a specially designed menu created by Executive Chef, Carlo Allesina. courtesy of Alberto + Vivian Lombardi. value : $3,000



Failure, Wasted Mickey, 2010 mixed media on linen, 8 x 10 inches + one limited edition copy of Pure Filth: Volume 4.5 from December 2011. courtesy of the artist. value : $1,000

Ruben Nieto, Fantastic Explosion, 2010 oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. courtesy of Cris Worley Fine Arts + the artist. value : $4,000



GIANT, Marfa, Texas shot on the film set of GIANT in Marfa, Texas. photographer unknown, ca. 1956. archival pigment print, face mounted on polished plexiglas. anonymous donation / from private collection of negatives. value : $2,200


about dc

dallas contemporary, founded in 1978, is modeled after european art centers, and organizes emerging + seminal oneperson exhibitions and thematic group exhibitions. dallas contemporary attracts audiences from around texas, while its touring exhibitions benefit audiences around the country and abroad. dallas contemporary’s mission is to present the art of our time to the public: to document new directions in art through changing exhibitions, publications + learning programs for visitors of all ages. the range and level of the contemporary’s programs serve audiences in metropolitan dallas-fort worth area and beyond. since its inception, dallas contemporary has presented the texas community with exhibitions in a variety of media that have encouraged the public to understand + appreciate art. landmark exhibitions such as william wegman (1979), nic nicosia (2006), vernon fisher (2009), james gilbert (2010) michel verjux, juergen teller and rob pruitt (2011) helped secure the contemporary’s important position in the art world.

membership + benefits g l a s s : $ 3 5 [student/artist] $ 6 0 [1] $ 1 0 0 [couple/2] + advance notice of all

special activities + vip member access at openings + discounts at area businesses + subscription to dc e-news + discounted tickets for dc special events y @ 1 6 1 : $ 1 6 1 [all above] + free entry

to openings’ vip member previews s t e e l : $ 4 00 [all above] + vip access

for 4 at openings + priority reservations for all limited space events + invitation to unique cinema premiere with filmmaker + exclusive tours of collections, home and businesses i n n o v a t o r : $ 1 , 0 0 0 [all above]

+ exclusive item signed by dc artist i n d u s t r i a l i s t : $ 3 , 5 00

[all above] + annual recognition on dc letterhead + private walkthrough of exhibition by appointment

: during the next fifteen months, dallas contemporary will focus on national + international artists such as inez van lamsweerde + vinoodh matadin (2012), michael lin (2012) and spencer tunick (2012), while continuing to support regional artists through shows such as mark flood (2012) and k8 hardy (2012).

c u r ato r c i r c l e : $ 5 ,000

: when hosting artists, dallas contemporary engages as many audiences as possible with the artists + artwork through talks, tours, site visits, and artistic interventions. also, 12,000 local students are able to participate through two programs art think™ and taking it to the streets.

s p o n s o r c i r c l e : $ 2 5 ,000

e xhibi tio n s



[all above] + conversation with curator + 8 complimentary tickets to 1 fundraiser + 10% discount off rental price d i r e c to r c i r c l e : $ 1 0 ,000

[all above] + dinner with director + rental of 1 gallery space (subject to availability)

[all above] + sponsor an exhibition and/ or artist project for more information : + 214 821 2522 or

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procedures + conditions

dallas contemporary bespoke art auction 2012 auction procedures

by bidding in the live and silent auction, bidders agree to all auction rules set by dallas contemporary. check-in bespoke : saturday, april 28, 2012, guests receive a bidder packet containing electronic bid stickers. please use bid stickers on items in the silent auction. stickers will also be collected during the live auction for winning bids. on saturday evening, neither handwritten bids nor bids placed after the auction area is closed at 10.30 pm will be valid. check-out all winners should visit checkout stations, confirm method of payment and set arrangements for obtaining the live and silent auction items purchased. payment dallas contemporary accepts cash, check, visa, mastercard or american express. all sales are final, and all items must be paid for by thursday, may 3, 2012. in the event that items are not paid for by thursday, may 3, 2012, the item will be available to the next highest bidder, until sold. any checks should be made payable to dallas contemporary. 100% of the proceeds shall be distributed directly to dallas contemporary. the winning bid price represents the value of the property purchased and is not a tax-deductible contribution.


delivery of items auction items will be delivered by 2g at the purchaser’s expense. delivery dates for art auction items will be between monday, may 7 and saturday, may 12. items not claimed by this date will incur a storage fee at the expense of the purchaser. you may pick up silent or live auction winnings at dallas contemporary between tuesday, may 1 and tuesday, may 8 between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm. please call erin cluley at + 214 821 2522 to arrange pick up. live art auction all general auction rules previously stated apply to the live auction. the live auction will take place during bespoke beginning at 9.00 pm on saturday, april 28, 2012. descriptions for the live auction items are listed in the auction catalogue. if you wish to place a bid, simply raise your paddle to be recognized by the auctioneer and the spotters. the highest bidder for any item will be the purchaser. items must be fully paid for before removal from the premises. absentee bidding if you are unable to attend bespoke or prefer to bid anonymously during the live auction, you may bid on live or silent auction items by completing the absentee bidding form. all bids must be received by noon on saturday, april 28, 2012. the bid will be executed on the night of the bespoke by the auctioneer on the behalf of the undersigned, on the items designated listed, up to the maximum amount stated. all successful bids will be considered final sales, and winning bidders will be contacted and advised on payment and pick-up proce-

dures. all bids will be accepted and executed subject to the “conditions of sale.� silent auction all general auction rules previously stated apply to the silent auction. silent auction will begin at 7.00 pm on saturday, april 28, 2012 and will close at 10.30 pm. to place a bid in the silent auction, you must raise the existing bid by the minimum increment amount stated for each item. all bids are binding once they have been made. one half hour after the live auction concludes, the silent auction will close. please do not attempt to place additional bids. if the successful bidder has left the premises, the bidder will be notified the following week. if the bidder cannot be reached, dallas contemporary will contact the next highest bidder. buy it now a silent auction bid of retail value plus 20% buys the piece immediately. if the winner is not present at closing, the winner will be notified on monday, april 30, 2012. if dallas contemporary is unable to finalize the sale in one week, the next highest bidder will be notified. information on all auction items is complete as of the catalogue press time.

conditions of sale

1. (a) dallas contemporary assumes no risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity of the authorship of any property identified in this catalogue or online (that is, the identity of the artist

procedures + conditions

or the provenance or medium, as the case may be, of any property identified herein). all property to be sold has been donated to dallas contemporary for resale for fundraising purposes. dallas contemporary has undertaken no independent research with respect to the authenticity of any property identified in this catalogue. (b) all property is sold “as is” and dallas contemporary does not make any representations or warranties of any kind or nature, expressed or implied, with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor be deemed to have made any representation or warranty of description, geniuneness, attribution, provenance or condition of the property. no statement in the catalogue, online or made at the sale, or in any bill of sale or invoice, or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a representation or warranty, express or implied, as to whether the purchaser acquires any reproduction rights in the property. prospective buyers should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been repaired or restored. 2. any property may be withdrawn by dallas contemporary at any time before the actual sale. 3. the auctioneer and dallas contemporary reserve the right to reject a bid from any bidder. the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. in the event of any dispute between the bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or re-offer and resell the article in dispute.

if two or more parties wish to continue bidding, a bid-off or oral bidding will be permitted with an auction volunteer present until a winner is resolved. if any dispute arises after the sale, dallas contemporary’s sale records shall be conclusive in all respects. 4. if the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, the auctioneer may reject the same and withdraw the article from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid he decides that any advance is insufficient, he may reject the advance. 5. on the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, the highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered lot subject to all of the conditions set forth herein and thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibility therefore, (b) will sign a confirmation of purchase thereof and (c) will pay the full purchase price therefore before property can be resold. all property shall be removed from premises by the purchaser no later than fourteen (14) days following the sale and, if not removed, may be sent by dallas contemporary at the expense of the purchased to a public warehouse for the account risk and expense of the purchaser and such added charges will then be added to the purchase price of the object. if the foregoing conditions and other applicable conditions are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to dallas contemporary by law, including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price, dallas contemporary, at its option, may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liq-

uidated damage all payments made by the purchaser or (b) resell the property on three (3) days notice to the purchaser and for account and risk of the purchaser, either publicly or privately, and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for payment of any deficiency, all other charges due the reunder and incidental damages. 6. deliveries outside of texas may be subject to the tax of another state and, where a duty of collection is imposed by law, dallas contemporary will require payment of all said taxes. a purchase price below or at fair market value is considered to represent the value of the property purchased and is therefore not deductible as a charitable contribution. for a purchase price above fair market value, the amount above fair market value is considered tax deductible. all checks will be payable to dallas contemporary. 7. some lots may be offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which such lot will not be sold. the auctioneer may implement such reserves by bidding on behalf of dallas contemporary. 8. these condition of sale, as well as the purchaser’s and dallas contemporary’s respective rights and obligations hereunder, shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of texas. by biding at an auction, whether present in person or any agent, the purchaser shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts, and federal courts sitting in the state of texas. 38

161 glass street dallas texas 75207 united states of america + 214 821 2522

bespoke catalogue 2012