Abroad: The rugged art of Texas

While Texas isn't usually a byword for art, Ros Drinkwater finds a treasure trove of it in the Lone Star State.

28th April, 2012
Abroad: The rugged art of Texas
The Dallas Museum of Modern Art.

In 1959, when US oil magnate Algur Hurtle Meadows flew to Madrid hoping to strike oil, he checked into the Ritz and found something very much to his liking right across the street from the hotel - the Prado Museum.

What better blueprint for what he and his compadres might do with their oil millions? He began to collect Goyas and El Grecos, other Texan oil barons followed suit and today the state boasts some of...

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