Special Thanks from TWO x TWO 2012
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is a remarkable illustration of what can be achieved when the vision, determination, passion and incredible generosity of so many people converge. Having raised over $35 million for amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art in its first thirteen years, we are truly inspired and moved by the unrelenting support and devotion of the Dallas community and our friends in the contemporary art world whose continued efforts and support have created one of the most beloved and significant fundraising endeavors of our time. It is with deep respect and gratitude that we acknowledge the following for their incredible contributions to TWO x TWO 2012.
We wish to express our deep appreciation to TWO x TWO’s dazzling 2012 Event Chairman, Amy Phelan. Her boundless resourcefulness, infectious spirit, determination and warm heart have helped us raise the bar again. We thank her for her innovative ideas and enthusiasm and for sharing her passion for great art, great artists, and also great parties, with TWO x TWO. Thank you, Amy.
DMA and amfAR Board Trustee Cindy Rachofsky and her husband Howard deserve special recognition for opening their magnificent Richard Meier-designed house for the fourteenth time to host this event. It is their remarkable vision and passionate support for the Dallas Museum of Art, their dedication to amfAR and the fight against AIDS and their extraordinary generosity that have made TWO x TWO such a cherished event for everyone involved. We are all forever grateful for their heartfelt commitment and leadership.
It is with genuine gratitude that we thank our friends at Neiman Marcus for their tremendous support as the 2012 Presenting Sponsor. Neiman Marcus has been a generous supporter of TWO x TWO for many years, participating in various roles during our partnership. This year they have truly made a significant impact with their dedication to helping TWO x TWO achieve more than ever before. It is an honor to have the generous support of Neiman Marcus and the leadership and creativity they bring to TWO x TWO.
We extend sincere appreciation to our 2012 Platinum Sponsors: Audi of America, Cartier and Sotheby’s. Audi of America joins TWO x TWO for their second year with ardent enthusiasm and we are privileged to welcome them back. Cartier’s longtime support of amfAR and TWO x TWO has blossomed into a new level this year as they join us at the Platinum level. We thank them for their generous and continued participation. Sotheby’s longtime partnership with TWO x TWO has been instrumental to the success of the event, especially with their vision in creating an education-oriented atmosphere through their annual underwriting of the auction catalogue and preview events. We thank them for hosting the annual TWO x TWO Highlights Exhibition at their New York offices, which gives our patrons and friends there an opportunity to preview a selection of TWO x TWO auction works.
As part of TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art 2012, distinguished artist Richard Phillips will receive the amfAR Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS in recognition of his generous support of this event. The presentation of this annual award will take place during a brunch on Sunday, October 21, hosted by Amy and Vernon Faulconer, and Cindy and Howard Rachofsky at the grand opening of their new warehouse space. We thank them along with Bob Monk and his colleagues at Gagosian Gallery for their support of the Sunday brunch, of Richard Phillips and for their many years of support of TWO x TWO.
We offer sincere and heartfelt thanks to Melissa Meeks, Director, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, for her tenacity, ingenuity and devotion in planning the remarkable fourteenth year of TWO x TWO.
We gratefully acknowledge Jamie Niven, Chairman, Sotheby’s, North and South America, for donating his talented services as our beloved auctioneer for the Live Auction again this year. His humor, brilliance, persistence and exuberance continue to inspire and entertain, and we thank Jamie for his loyal support of our endeavor.
This year, TWO x TWO engaged in a new and exciting partnership and one that combined great art and artists with one of the greats in luxury fashion, the Nancy Gonzalez company. We would like to share our heartfelt thanks with Santiago Barberi Gonzalez for spearheading this project on behalf of his family’s company. Together he and Amy Phelan reached out to 10 beloved artists to decorate 10 albino crocodile Nancy Gonzalez bags. Each story and each bag is different; just as is the case with the other artworks in the auction. We thank each of the artists who participated willingly, gifting us with these superbly unique handbag artworks and we thank the Nancy Gonzalez company for their leadership, resourcefulness, and commitment to excellence in seeing the project through to the end.
TWO x TWO thanks Lindsey and Patrick Collins, the 2012 Art Chairmen, for their assistance in securing some of the extraordinary works of art in the 2012 auction. With resourceful and thoughtful ideas, their guidance and creativity during the development of the 2012 auction have engaged a new group of artists and galleries to join in our endeavor and further inspire our longtime supporters and collectors in Dallas. We are grateful to Lindsey and Patrick for their devotion to TWO x TWO.
We sincerely appreciate the incredible generosity of each of our TWO x TWO 2012 sponsors. We extend sincere thanks to Moët Hennessy USA, Gold Sponsor, for generously providing the luxury Champagne and cocktails for the week of TWO x TWO events and for their longtime partnership.
We are deeply grateful to Todd Fiscus of todd. event design. creative services for lending his outstanding creativity to designing the décor for this event year after year and to Randi McBroom for her assistance. Todd’s creative genius and devotion to this event are without rival; his inspiration and designs create the originality and beauty inside the magnificent tent each year. Thank you, Todd, for willingly and enthusiastically sharing your talent with TWO x TWO for the fourteenth year.
Our sincere appreciation also goes to AT&T, Inc. for their sponsorship of the Live Auction. We also thank Randall Goss and US Risk for their generosity as the Gala Dinner Sponsor.
Our sincere gratitude goes to Jennifer and John Eagle and Aston Martin of Dallas for their extraordinary commitment to TWO x TWO, year after year, and this year as the Valet Sponsor. We warmly recognize our friends at Waldman Bros./ Chubb Personal Insurance, Gold Sponsor, for their generous and continued participation as the TWO x TWO Art Sponsor.
We offer heartfelt thanks to our friends at Kiehl’s for their devoted commitment to amfAR and now to TWO x TWO as we welcome them as our Silent Auction Sponsor. Our sincere thanks go to GDT and Stephanie and John Roberts, Technology Sponsor, for their guidance and direction as TWO x TWO moves into the 21st century. We also thank our two Silver Sponsors: Unified Fine Arts Services for facilitating the TWO x TWO art installation at The Rachofsky House and to US Art for their generous assistance with art transportation from New York to Dallas. This year we are honored to welcome back Design Within Reach as our Design Auction Sponsor. We thank Design Within Reach and their partners at SerraLunga for assembling the extraordinary group of design auction items.
The 2012 luxury auction features a collection of extraordinary items, travel packages and experiences. We would like to thank the following donors for their incredibly generous contributions, imaginative ideas and resourcefulness: Flexjet; Nancy Gonzalez; Hillstone/R + D Kitchen; Kohler, Co.; Karl Lagerfeld/ Four Seasons George V; and Spook Stream. We recognize in particular the following people for their help in acquiring these donations: Tanner Graham, Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, Trey Laird, Jeff Leatham and Fred Reid. This year’s luxury auction is generously sponsored
by our new partner PlainsCapital Bank.
We offer sincere appreciation to Tim Headington and The Joule Hotel for their tremendous and loyal support as our 2012 Celebrity Travel Sponsor.
We gratefully acknowledge Karl Lagerfeld by Fossil for sponsoring Thursday’s sensational FIRST LOOK preview party. We thank Lombardi Family Concepts for providing the delicious catering at FIRST LOOK, and to Cassandra Fine Catering for providing the staff. Thanks also to Belvedere and Moét for providing the beverages and to all our friends at Moët Hennessy USA for their continued support of all of the events during the course of the TWO x TWO week. It is with exuberant applause that we thank The Misshapes for joining us in Dallas as the FIRST LOOK musical guests and that we welcome Jacqueline Anderson as our FIRST LOOK chair. Thank you to the many involved in FIRST LOOK for making it the best FIRST LOOK yet.
amfAR’s staff has provided hands-on leadership and vision for the successful realization of this event in Dallas. Special thanks to Gregory Lawrence Boroff, Anne MacGillivray, Wilson Alexander Aguilar, Serena Ghilardi-Green, Cassandra Dawes, Niki Thomas, Eric Muscatell, AnnMari Shannahan, Andrew McInnes, Bennah Serfaty, Natalie Marquis, Lauren MacCallum, Yael De Guia and Christina Christofi. We offer sincere thanks to Trish Ireland, Auction Manager for her graciousness, thoroughness, and dedication to TWO x TWO in coordinating the many details in preparation for the TWO x TWO auction.
Without the dedication and hard work of Jeanne Lil Chvosta, Thomas Feulmer, Jodie Oliver, Sarah Deal, Anna Pates, Tony Silva and Abel Hernandez of The Rachofsky House, production of this event would not have been possible. We thank them each for their devotion and significant contributions.
The staff of the DMA has been invaluable, helping to organize the event and mobilizing the art community. We wish to recognize in particular Jeffrey Grove, the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, for his outstanding effort and leadership. We also thank Mandy Engleman, Natalia Daniels, and Rebecca Winti for their contribution and creativity in designing the First Look invitation and web graphics; and to Meg Smith for her assistance in coordinating the volunteers. Sincere gratitude and recognition go to Rob Stein, Deputy Director, and Jessica Heimberg, Senior Developer, for their incredible talent and creative support in designing the new twoxtwo.org website and online catalogue.
We also thank the many friends and volunteers who have facilitated the production of this event and insured its continued success. In particular, we recognize our wonderful friend Cindy Ferris who again this year coordinated the travel plans of our many TWO x TWO guests visiting from out of town. We are also eternally grateful to our dear friend Jeff Bogert, our beloved maître d’, for his poise and calm in the storm of TWO x TWO. To the many friends and volunteers who make this event possible, thank you.
We thank the entire team at Texas Graphic Resource Inc. for their expertise and assistance in designing and producing the TWO x TWO invitations and auction catalogue. Their generous support and creativity have been instrumental in continuing the success of TWO x TWO’s highly anticipated and stellar printed materials. Special thanks to Michael Saint for his creativity and dedication in graphic design production this year.
The Buzzell Company has been instrumental in managing the local press campaign. Our sincere thanks go to Barbara Buzzell, President, for her continued support. We also acknowledge FD LUXE, our Media Sponsor, for their generous support and coverage of the TWO x TWO events.
We would like to thank and recognize our in-kind sponsors whose contributions are an integral part of TWO x TWO: 24 FPS, American Airlines, Audi of America, The Buzzell Company, Calligraphic Arts, Inc., Cassandra Fine Catering, The Cultured Cup, Displays Unlimited Inc., Ducky-Bob’s Event Specialists, Empire Baking Co., Mike Sandone Productions, Paddle8, Park Cities Hilton, PRO/SOUND, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Runyon Fine Arts, Safe Art SAT, Inc., San Pellegrino / Acqua Panna, Skyframe Inc., Stageworks, Strong Travel Services, Suite 206, Switch Lighting, Tart Bakery, The GEM, The Joule Hotel and Whitewall Magazine. Without the support of the Dallas community, this event would not be the spectacular success it is today.
It is with deepest gratitude that we recognize the many art dealers and galleries who were crucial in securing the works in the 2012 auction: 47 canal, new york; 303 gallery, new york; alexander gray associates, new york; acme, los angeles; alison jacques gallery, london; altman siegel gallery, san francisco; ameringer | mcenery | yohe, new york; andrea rosen gallery, new york; anthony meier fine arts, san francisco; anton kern gallery, new york; barry whistler gallery, dallas; bitforms gallery, new york; blum & poe, los angeles; bortolami gallery, new york; carrie secrist gallery, chicago; casey kaplan gallery, new york; cherry and martin, los angeles; crg gallery, new york; d’amelio gallery, new york; danese, new york; david kordansky gallery, los angeles; david zwirner, new york; dckt contemporary inc., new york; edward tyler nahem fine art, llc, new york; eleven rivington, new york; françois ghebaly gallery, los angeles; franklin parrasch gallery, new york; friedrich petzel gallery, new york; gagosian gallery, new york; galerie art concept, paris; galerie chantal crousel, paris; galerie eva presenhuber, zurich; galerie gisela capitain, cologne; galerie lelong, new york; galerie perrotin, paris and hong kong; galerie thaddaeus ropac, paris and salzburg ; galleri urbane, dallas and marfa; galleria franco noero, vancouver; gladstone gallery, new york and brussels; greenberg van doren gallery, new york; hasted kraeutler gallery, new york; haunch of venison, new york; hauser & wirth, new york, london, and zurich; holly johnson gallery, dallas; honor fraser, los angeles; horton gallery, new york; james fuentes gallery llc, new york; john berggruen gallery, san francisco; jonathan viner gallery, london; josée bienvenu gallery, new york; julie saul gallery, new york; kate werble gallery, new york; kurimanzutto, mexico city ; lehmann maupin gallery, new york; lisa cooley, new york; lisson gallery, london; luhring augustine, new york; marc foxx, los angeles; marianne boesky gallery, new york; marlborough chelsea, new york; marty walker gallery, dallas; mary boone gallery, new york ; matthew marks gallery, new york and los angeles; michael werner gallery, new york, london, and berlin; monique meloche gallery, chicago; norwood flynn gallery, dallas; overduin and kite, los angeles; perry rubenstein gallery, los angeles; rachel uffner gallery, new york; regen projects, los angeles; renwick gallery, new york; richard gray gallery, new york and chicago; robert mapplethorpe foundation, new york; sean kelly gallery, new york; silverman gallery, san francisco; sperone westwater, new york; sprüth magers, berlin and london; standard (oslo), oslo; stephen friedman gallery, london; stuart shave modern art, london; tanya bonakdar gallery, new york; the modern institute, glasgow; the pace gallery, new york; thomas solomon gallery, los angeles; untitled, new york; yvon lambert, paris; zach feuer gallery, new york; zeno x gallery, antwerp; ziehersmith, new york
And finally, a project involving an auction of this magnitude is only possible because of the support of the artists whose extraordinary contributions this year and throughout the last decade have brought unprecedented success to TWO x TWO. Their commitment to the fight against AIDS and to the development of the DMA’s Contemporary Art Program demonstrates the generosity of the human spirit and the power it can have to make significant and positive changes in our lives. We are profoundly grateful for their exceptional goodwill, which is the foundation for the success of TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art.
Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
Maxwell L. Anderson
The Eugene McDermott Director
Dallas Museum of Art