Two by Two Sneak Peek
RSVP not required: You don't need a ticket to the gala to bid on the art at Twox Two
You may never get a chance to attend Two by Two for AIDS and Art, the annual charitable event benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, or the First Look preview party. In its 13-year history, the gala and art auction has raised more than $35 million to support amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the contemporary art acquisition program at the DMA, making it the largest U.S. fundraiser for amfAR and the museum. The event is hosted by Cindy and Howard Rachofsky and draws big-deal donors, influencers and art collectors every year.
But now you don’t need an invitation to see – or acquire – the spectacular selection of works donated by renowned artists. The new Two by Two website includes an online catalogue of all artwork up for auction and gives collectors a chance to absentee bid – or, better yet, buy something they love on the spot. At the very least, you get to look, right?
As you cruise around the site, keep an eye out for Own It Now caricature icons next to key pieces selected by host and patron Howard Rachofsky; Jeffrey Grove, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art; and Allan Schwartzman, curator of the Rachofsky Collection. These three identified hidden gems and under-the-radar pieces available for sale starting October 15. Those that remain will be put in the live auction at the October 20 gala.
The new Two by Two website includes an online catalogue of all works and gives collectors a chance to absentee bid – or, better yet, buy something on the spot. At the very least, you get to look, right?