When Gayle and Paul Stoffel ran out of room for their art collection, they demolished their Dallas home of 17 years to make way for a 15,000-square-foot house designed specifically for their sizable holdings of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. As Gayle told Blouin Artinfo in 2013, they realized they wanted “to live with the art, not just visit it.” The Stoffels’ collection covers 60 years of postwar art and includes works by Ellsworth Kelly, Martin Kippenberger, and Andy Warhol, among many others. While they have their favorite pieces, all of the Stoffels’ works are well-loved . . . and well-lighted. Theirs is the first residence to be honored with custom lighting from L’Observatoire International—the same company that has done lighting design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre.
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