TWENTY YEARS

Thanks to the phenomenal support of the dealer and artist community, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art’s annual benefit gala dinner and art auction has raised over $75 million in its 19-year history in support of amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary art acquisition program. The 2017 event raised $7.5 million.

TWO x TWO is such a successful event because it provides an opportunity to support two very worthy organizations. amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has made great strides in essential AIDS research initiatives over the last 25 years, and TWO x TWO has become amfAR’s largest fundraiser in the United States. The Dallas Museum of Art has added over 260 major works of contemporary art to their permanent collection with TWO x TWO proceeds donated to their Contemporary Art Acquisition Fund and exhibitions. TWO x TWO is also the DMA’s largest annual fundraiser.

1999

  • TWO x TWO chair:
    Salle Stemmons

  • TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art makes its debut.

2000

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Angela and Bill Barrett

    Honored artist:
    Robert Rauschenberg

    Robert Rauschenberg, Glacial Decoy Series: Etching I, 1979, etching and photoetching on Swiss hand-made paper, 23 1/2 x 16 3/4 in., from an edition of 22, published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York

  • Dr. Mathilde Krim is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her leadership in the fight against AIDS.

  • Honorary Chair Sharon Stone presents Robert Rauschenberg with the first amfAR Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS.

2001

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Marguerite and Robert Hoffman &
    Cindy and Howard Rachofsky

    Honored artist: Julian Schnabel

    Julian Schnabel, Saint Sebastian (Portrait of Neri Benelli), 1997, oil, enamel, and resin on canvas, 108 x 102 in., Photograph courtesy of Pace Gallery

  • amfAR creates TREAT Asia, a network of clinics, hospitals, and research institutions working with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of HIV/AIDS treatments throughout Asia and the Pacific.

2002

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Mary Noël Lamont and Sharon Young

    Honored artist: Ed Ruscha

    Ed Ruscha, Bro, Sis, 2001, acrylic on linen, 24 x 36 in. ©Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.

  • Using TWO x TWO funds, the DMA acquires Robert Rauschenberg’s Rauschenberg: XXIV Drawings for Dante’s Inferno, 1964.

    Robert Rauschenberg. Canto I: The Dark Wood of Error, from Rauschenberg: XXXIV Drawings for Dante’s Inferno, 1964. Offset lithograph. 15 3/4 x 16 inches. Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

2003

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Brooke Aldridge, Rex Cumming
    and Sharon Young

    Honored artist: April Gornik

    April Gornik, Tree Sky, 2003, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38 in.

  • T-20, or Fuzeon, a new anti-HIV drug first tested by amfAR-funded researcher Dr. Carl Wild, is approved by the FDA.

  • The Dallas Museum of Art marks its 100th birthday on January 19th.

2004

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Naomi Aberly and Brian Bolke

    Honored artist: Joel Shaprio

    Joel Shaprio. Untitled, 2000-2003, Bronze, 13 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. Cast 3 of 4, Edition of 4.
    ©2018 Joel Shapiro/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of the artist.

  • The Dallas Museum of Art organizes Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas with the support of funding from TWO x TWO.

  • Tom Friedman’s Untitled (big/small figure) (2002) is acquired by the DMA with proceeds from TWO x TWO.

    Tom Friedman. Untitled (big/small figure), 2004. Styrofoam and paint. 144 x 75 x 85 inches. Promised gift of the Dallas Museum of Art Board of Trustees to the Dallas Museum of Art in honor of John Eagle; Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © Tom Friedman

2005

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Deedie Rose and Emily Summers

    Honored artist: Cecily Brown

    Cecily Brown, Bedlam Vacation, 2005, oil on linen, 85 x 89 in. © Cecily Brown. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

  • With the assistance of TWO x TWO funds, the DMA acquires Laura Owens’ Untitled (2004).

    Laura Owens. Untitled, 2004. Oil and acrylic on linen. 132 x 108 inches. The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © Laura Owens. Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

2006

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Lizzie Routman and Susan Kaminski

    Honored artist: Tom Friedman

    Tom Friedman, Small Dog, 2006, yarn and wheat paste, 15 x 37 x 24 in.

  • amfAR’s TREAT Asia program launches a pediatric network to help improve treatment and care for children living with HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.

2007

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Jennifer Eagle and Catherine Rose

    Honored artist: Elizabeth Peyton

    Elizabeth Peyton, Joe (Joe Montgomery), 2007, oil on board, 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.

  • The FDA approves the anti-HIV drug maraviroc, the first in a class of drugs called CCR5 antagonists. Development of the drug was made possible by amfAR grantee Dr. Nathaniel Landau’s 1996 discovery that HIV typically requires the protein CCR5 to enter cells.

  • TWO x TWO funds helps to support the major acquisition of five paintings from On Kawara’s “Today” series; one from each decade that the artist worked on the series.

    On Kawara. MAY 25,1966, 1966. From Today series, 1966-2013. Acrylic on canvas. 10 x 13 inches. The Rachofsky Collection, an anonymous collection, and Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © One Million Years Foundation. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong.

2008

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Naomi Aberly, Angie Barrett, Brian Bolke, Rex Cumming, Jennifer Eagle, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Susan Kaminski, Mary Noël Lamont, Cindy Rachofsky, Catherine Rose, Deedie Rose, Lizzie Routman, Salle Stemmons, Emily Summers, and Sharon Young

    Honored artist: Jim Hodges 

    Jim Hodges, Movements (Variation III), 2008, mosaic mirror glass, 84 x 60 in.

  • The case of “the Berlin patient,” the first person to be cured of HIV, is reported.

  • In celebration of the tenth annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, the DMA presents TWO x TWO x TEN, an exhibition featuring a selection of the 60 works
    acquired with TWO x TWO funds, including the major acquisition of Jim Hodges’ and still this (2005–2008).

    Jim Hodges. and still this, 2005-2008. 23.5K and 24K gold with Beva adhesive on gessoed linen. 89 x 200 x 185 inches. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Rachofsky Collection and purchase through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © Jim Hodges

2009

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Jan Showers and Elizabeth Showers

    Honored artist: Peter Doig

    Peter Doig, Untitled, 2008, oil on linen, 18 x 27 3/4 in. © Peter Doig

  • The Museum reaches a historic high in attendance, welcoming for the first time more than one million visitors to date in the 2009 fiscal year.

  • The DMA acquires Luc Tuymans’ The Man from Wiels II (2008) with the help of TWO x TWO proceeds.

    Luc Tuymans. The Man From Wiels II, 2008. Oil on canvas. 36 1/4 x 51 5/8 inches. The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © Luc Tuymans. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong.

2010

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Suzanne Droese and Lucilo Peña

    Honored artist: Christopher Wool

    Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2009, silkscreen ink on linen, 126 x 96 in. © Christopher Wool; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine

  • amfAR launches a research consortiumon HIV eradication—ARCHE—with the aim of accelerating the search for a cure.

  • The Dallas Museum of Art presents Luc Tuymans with the support of funding from TWO x TWO.

2011

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Joyce Goss, John Benjamin Hickey,
    and Gary Tigges

    Honored artist: Mark Grotjahn

    Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (In and Out of the Darkness Face 43.01), 2011, oil on cardboard mounted on linen, 88 3/8 x 48 3/8 in. Courtesy of the artist © Mark Grotjahn. Photo credit: Douglas M. Parker Studio

  • Honored artist Mark Grotjahn’s featured work, Untitled (In and Out of the Darkness Face 43.01) (2001), becomes the first TWO x TWO donation to sell for $1 million.

2012

  • TWO x TWO chair:
    Amy Phelan

    Honored artist: Richard Phillips

    Richard Phillips, Lindsay V, 2012, oil on canvas, 94 1/2 x 78 x 1 1/2 in.

  • TWO x TWO funds are used to acquire 14 works relating to the Gutai and Mono-ha artistic movements, making the DMA one of the most preeminent institutions for postwar Japanese art.

    Shozo Shimamoto. Untitled, 1965. Enamel on canvas mounted on board. 101 7/8 x 73 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches. The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © Shozo Shimamoto Association

2013

  • TWO x TWO chair:
    Christen Wilson

    Honored artist: Luc Tuymans

    Luc Tuymans, Mr. Sagawa, 2013, oil on canvas, 45 5/8 x 62 1/4 in.

  • The Museum returns to free general admission on January 21st.

  • The DMA organizes Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take with the support of TWO x TWO funding.

2014

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Lisa and John Runyon

    Honored artist: Wade Guyton

    Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2008, Epson ultrachrome inkjet on linen, 93 x 55 in.

  • amfAR launches the Countdown to a Cure for AIDS, a $100 million research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis of a cure by the end of 2020.

  • Honored artist Wade Guyton’s featured work, Untitled (2008), becomes the first TWO x TWO donation to sell for over $2 million.

2015

  • TWO x TWO chair:
    Nancy C. Rogers

    Honored artist: Ellsworth Kelly

    Ellsworth Kelly, White Form, 2012, painted aluminum, 80 x 71 3/4 x 4 1/4 in., edition of 2. Dallas Cowboys Art Collection. Artwork: © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Image: courtesy Zlot Buell & Associates

  • Melvin Edwards’ Machete for Gregory (1974) is acquired by the DMA with proceeds from TWO x TWO.

    Melvin Edwards. Machete for Gregory, 1974. Welded steel, barbed wire, and chain. 27 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. © Melvin Edwards/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

2016

  • TWO x TWO chair:
    Nancy C. Rogers

    Honored artist: Laura Owens

    Laura Owens, Untitled, 2016, flashe, oil, acrylic, and screenprinting ink on canvas, 108 x 84 in. Courtesy of the artist; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne 

  • As the cornerstone of the Countdown to a Cure, amfAR establishes the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research with a five-year $20 million grant to the University of California, San Francisco.

  • TWO x TWO funds are used to support the DMA-commissioned sculpture Pas de Deux (Plaza Monument) 2016 (2016) by British artist Rebecca Warren. This site-specific work serves as the first in a series of rotating works by various artists highlighted in the new Eagle Family Plaza. 

    Rebecca Warren, Pas de Deux (Plaza Monument) 2016, 2016, Hand painted bronze and artist’s plinth. 112 x 24 x 24 inches. Commissioned by the Dallas Museum of Art, purchased through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund and The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation. © Rebecca Warren

2017

  • TWO x TWO chairs:
    Nasiba and Thomas Hartland-Mackie

    Honored artist: Jonas Wood

    Jonas Wood, Pink Plant Patio Landscape Pot, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 118 x 90 in. Photo credit: Brian Forrest

  • Using TWO x TWO funds, the DMA acquires Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016), one of the artist’s signature Infinity Mirror Rooms. The installation is the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection.

    Yayoi Kusama. All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (detail), 2016. Installation. Dimensions variable. Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund.

  • In a novel approach to conquering HIV, amfAR awards six grants that pair HIV researchers with bioengineers to tackle the persistent reservoirs of virus not cleared by antiretroviral therapy. The grantees will use highly advanced technologies originally developed in other research fields to clear HIV reservoirs.

2018

  • TWO x TWO is pleased to announce our 2018 chairman
    Tim Headington and
    honored artist Dana Schutz.

    © Dana Schutz.Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York. Photo: Lucas Page

  • The Dallas Museum of Art presents Laura Owens with the support of TWO x TWO funds.

  • amfAR’s cumulative investments in HIV research and advocacy surpass $500 million.

  • TWO x TWO has raised over $75 million in its 19-year history and the DMA has added over 260 works of contemporary art to its permanent collection with TWO x TWO funds.