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Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
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Jorge Pardo’s Blue and White Transformation of Dallas’ Commissary

By Pearl Fontaine

August 28, 2018

Jorge Pardo recently transformed the five-story Commissary in downtown Dallas by covering its façade and part of its interior with over 27,000 colored tiles. Now a beautiful sea of multi-hued blues and whites, the once-ordinary brick building has become a new landmark on the city’s Main Street.

The Cuban-American artist, who previously created a work of the same nature for Dia:Chelsea, as well as redesigning LACMA’S Ancient Americas galleries, was specially commissioned by the owner of the Commissary, Headington Companies (behind Dallas’ Joule Hotel and Forty Five Ten).

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Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.

With a practice that merges art with architecture and design, Pardo is known for his ability to transform the ordinary into art by rethinking everyday public and domestic spaces—the outcome of which often creates a dialogue around the question, “What ‘is’ art?”

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Photo by Adam Mork
Courtesy of the Commissary.
Forty Five TenJorge PardoThe CommissaryThe Joule

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