photography by Elizabeth Lavin
VP of Christie’s Auction House, Dallas  +  Art Collector  +  Girl About Town

FORTY FIVE TEN. I love their clothes, and they have great coffee table books for gifts, as well as glassware and decorative pieces.

A DI ALESSI. I was at the Nasher Sculpture Center store and found some great wire mats in aluminum that I thought I could use as place mats. Very cool.

FAWNS. I have always had a thing for fawns. It goes all the way back to when I was in Indian Princess with my father—His name was “Walking Buck,” and I was “Running Fawn.” I just fell in love with deer leg tables when Joe [Minton] first showed them to me.

DAVID HOCKNEY PAINTINGS. My dog is named Lili Marlene. She was given to me by Princess “Titi” von Furstenberg, and she named her Lili Marlene after Marlene Dietrich. She is a wire-hair dachshund, hence my interests in a Hockney’s dachshund paintings.

PURPLE. I collect anything purple and animal print!

WARHOL. My grandmother gave me “Annie Oakley” from the Cowboys and Indians series when I was 14. I’ve since amassed the “Wicked Witch” from the Myths series and the complete Fruit Series (six).


TIFFANY & CO. LAVENDER STATIONERY: "I am rather old fashioned when it comes to the handwritten note. I am an absolute believer in sending handwritten notes. There is no substitute."

Café Pacific. Every Saturday, she lunches with avid collectors and friends Betty Gertz, Joseph Minton, Betty Blake, and Nancy O’Boyle.
photography by Jeremy Sharp