The couple that runs the Power Station over off Exposition (and can cook a mean roast pig) are one of two Texas-based collecting couples that made Modern Paintings‘ rundown of the fifty most interesting collectors under fifty. Also on the list, Houston’s Laura and John Arnold.
The magazine nods to the pig roasting and the Power Station, as well as the couple’s quiet assembly of more than 200 works of art:
Texas collectors are known to have a penchant for glamour, but Alden Pinnell is cut from different cloth. The 41-year-old cosmetics magnate is just as likely to be spotted in jeans, cooking a whole roasted pig alongside artist Virginia Overton at his kunsthalle-like art space, the Power Station, as he is chairing a high-profile charity art auction. Alden’s boundary-breaking spirit is the driving force behind his art space, which opened a year and a half ago in a sprawling former Dallas Power and Light warehouse. . . .
Though he never displays his collection at the Power Station, Alden and his wife, Janelle, have been quietly assembling some 200 pieces of contemporary art over the last decade with the help of art adviser (and Power Station board member) Rob Teeters. As their kunsthalle demonstrates, the Pinnells eschew showy, Pop-inflected pieces for a more contemplative aesthetic. Work by artists like Mark Manders, Michaël Borremans, Lucas Samaras, and Nigel Cooke fill their home.
Photo by Trevor Paulhus for D Magazine.