Society / The Seen

A Dazzling West U Dream Home Draws Houston’s Biggest Art Lovers for an Unforgettable Bash

BY Mia Davis // 06.21.16
photography Mia Davis

What: Menil Contemporaries Collectors Party.

Where: The Home of Lester and Penelope Marks.

Who: Host and collectors the Marks; the Menil’s Toby Kamps and Eileen Johnston; Christie’s Jessica Phifer; guests Tyler SwannerJean Daly, Ashley Zummo, Carolyn Powell, Karen Sumner and Allen Bianchi.

PC Moment: The city’s most luxe art lovers gathered at the Marks’s chic West U home against the eclectic backdrop of the renowned pieces that stud the house –– from Andy Warhol, Nick Cave, and Houston’s own Mie OliseMarks explained that he collects pieces which evoke emotion and inspire him to see the world’s beauty. 

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